On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Amdt. No. 2000 As Modified)

Date:

Apr 24, 2012

Number:

Senate Vote #69
112th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I-CT, 1989-2012] on November 2, 2011, S. 1789 (112th): 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 62
 
 
 
62%
51 9 2
  Nay 37
 
 
 
37%
0 37 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 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.