On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 8 to H.R. 325 (No short title on file)

Number:
Senate Vote #8 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Jan 31, 2013 (113th Congress)
Result:
Motion to Table Agreed to

This was a procedural vote.

Related Bill:
H.R. 325: No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Related Amendment:
S.Amdt. 8 (Toomey) to H.R. 325: To protect Social Security benefits and military pay and require that the United States Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.
Offered by Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA] on January 31, 2013
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 53
 
 
 
53%
51 0 2
  Nay 45
 
 
 
45%
0 45 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
2 0 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.