H.R. 2015 (105th): Balanced Budget Act of 1997

On the Conference Report in the Senate

Date:

Jul 31, 1997

Number:

Senate Vote #209
105th Congress

Result:

Conference Report Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2015 (105th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 85
 
 
85%
43 42
  Nay 15
 
 
15%
12 3
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.