On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4081 to H.R. 4733 (Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2001)

Date:

Sep 7, 2000

Number:

Senate Vote #232
106th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 4733 (106th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 45
 
 
45%
2 43
  Nay 52
 
 
52%
51 1
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
1 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.