On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 564 to H.R. 2055 (Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012)

Date:

Jul 20, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #114
112th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7] on May 31, 2011, H.R. 2055 (112th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 69
 
 
 
69%
51 16 2
  Nay 30
 
 
 
30%
0 30 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.