On the Motion (Johnson (WI) Motion to Recommit with Instructions)

Date:

Jun 20, 2012

Number:

Senate Vote #153
112th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

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 40
 
 
 
40%
0 40 0
  Nay 59
 
 
 
59%
51 6 2
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.