On the Motion to Table H.R. 2560

Date:

Jul 22, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #116
112th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3] on July 15, 2011, H.R. 2560 (112th): Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 51
 
 
 
51%
49 0 2
  Nay 46
 
 
 
46%
0 46 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
2 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.