On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2786 to H.R. 3590 (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act)

Date:

Dec 23, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #391
111th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

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 57
 
 
 
57%
55 0 2
  Nay 42
 
 
 
42%
3 39 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 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.