On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2630 to H.R. 2847 (Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010)

Date:

Oct 7, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #316
111th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Alan Mollohan [D-WV1, 1983-2010] on June 12, 2009, H.R. 2847 (111th): Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 61
 
 
 
61%
56 3 2
  Nay 38
 
 
 
38%
1 37 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 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.