On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budget Points of Order re: H.J. Res. 59 and Amdt. No. 1974)


Sep 27, 2013


Senate Vote #207
113th Congress


Motion Agreed to



This vote was related to a resolution introduced by Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5] on September 10, 2013, H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 68
52 14 2
  Nay 30
0 30 0
Not Voting 2
0 2 0
Required: 3/5

Vote Details

Notes: Minority Whip/Minority Leader’s Vote

Sen. John Cornyn (R), the Minority Whip, voted Yea against his party.

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R), the Minority Leader, voted Yea against his party.

Somtimes a party leader will vote on the winning side, even if it is against his or her position, to have the right to call for a new vote under a motion to reconsider. For more, see this explanation from The Washington Post.

We do not know the rationale behind any vote, however.

“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.