S. 254 (106th): Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 1999

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

May 20, 1999

Number:

Senate Vote #140
106th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass S. 254 (106th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 73
 
 
73%
31 42
  Nay 25
 
 
25%
23 2
Not Voting 2
 
 
2%
1 1
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.