On the Motion (Motion to Waive Paragraph 3 of Rule 28)

Date:

Jun 29, 2012

Number:

Senate Vote #170
112th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. John Mica [R-FL7] on April 16, 2012, H.R. 4348 (112th): MAP-21.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 66
 
 
 
66%
48 16 2
  Nay 28
 
 
 
28%
0 28 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
3 3 0
Required: 3/5

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.