On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 3556 to H.R. 4872 (Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010)

Date:

Mar 24, 2010

Number:

Senate Vote #73
111th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 57
 
 
 
57%
55 0 2
  Nay 42
 
 
 
42%
2 40 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.