On the Motion (Motion to Table Sessions Amdt. No. 1371)

Date:

Jul 8, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #219
111th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. David Price [D-NC4] on June 16, 2009, H.R. 2892 (111th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 44
 
 
 
44%
43 0 1
  Nay 53
 
 
 
53%
12 40 1
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
3 0 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

“Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Congress uses different words in different sorts of votes.

The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). Congress takes this literally and uses “yea” and “nay” when voting on the final passage of bills.

All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.