On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1789 to H.R. 2684 (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, andand Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000)

Date:

Sep 24, 1999

Number:

Senate Vote #292
106th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 2684 (106th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 76
 
 
76%
33 43
  Nay 18
 
 
18%
18 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
6%
4 2
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.