On the Motion (Coburn Motion to Suspend Rule 22 Re: Motion to Refer the House Message on H.R. 4213 to the Committee on Finance)

Date:

Jul 21, 2010

Number:

Senate Vote #211
111th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 49
 
 
 
49%
9 40 0
  Nay 49
 
 
 
49%
47 0 2
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
1 1 0
Required: 2/3

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.