On the Decision of the Chair S.Amdt. 3150 to S. 2521 (Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2001)

Date:

May 17, 2000

Number:

Senate Vote #102
106th Congress

Result:

Decision of Chair Not Sustained

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 45
 
 
45%
1 44
  Nay 54
 
 
54%
54 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
1%
0 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.