On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2392 to S.Amdt. 2391 to S. 3240 (Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012)


Jun 13, 2012


Senate Vote #120
112th Congress


Motion to Table Agreed to



This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI] on May 24, 2012, S. 3240 (112th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 65
50 13 2
  Nay 33
0 33 0
Not Voting 2
1 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.