On the Motion (McCain Motion to Commit H.R. 3590 to the Committee on Finance)

Date:

Dec 8, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #370
111th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Charles “Charlie” Rangel [D-NY13] on September 17, 2009, H.R. 3590 (111th): Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 42
 
 
 
42%
2 40 0
  Nay 57
 
 
 
57%
55 0 2
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 0
Required: 3/5

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.