On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Sessions Amdt. No. 3337)

Date:

Mar 4, 2010

Number:

Senate Vote #42
111th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 59
 
 
 
59%
17 41 1
  Nay 41
 
 
 
41%
40 0 1
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.