Cloture on H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Senate Vote #206 [primary source:]
Sep 27, 2013 (113th Congress)
Cloture Motion Agreed to

This was a vote on “cloture”, which means to end debate so that an up-or-down vote can be taken. A vote in favor is a vote to end debate and move to a vote on the issue itself, while a vote against is a vote to prolong debate or to filibuster.

Related Resolution:
H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Introduced by Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5] on September 10, 2013
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 79
52 25 2
  Nay 19
0 19 0
Not Voting 2
0 2 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.