On the Motion (Motion to Waive Sec. 314(e)(1) of the Congressional Budget Act)

Date:

Dec 21, 2012

Number:

Senate Vote #231
112th Congress

Result:

Motion Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5] on February 11, 2011, H.R. 1 (112th): Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 57
 
 
 
58%
50 5 2
  Nay 34
 
 
 
34%
0 34 0
Not Voting 8
 
 
 
8%
0 8 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.