On the Motion to Table H.J.Res. 59

Number:
Senate Vote #211 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Sep 30, 2013 (113th Congress)
Result:
Motion to Table 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 54
 
 
 
54%
52 0 2
  Nay 46
 
 
 
46%
0 46 0
Required: Simple Majority

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.