On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: H.R. 2847)

Date:

Mar 17, 2010

Number:

Senate Vote #54
111th Congress

Result:

Motion 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 63
 
 
 
63%
55 6 2
  Nay 34
 
 
 
34%
1 33 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
1 2 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.