H.R. 1836 (107th): Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

May 23, 2001

Number:

Senate Vote #165
107th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1836 (107th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 62
 
 
 
62%
12 49 1
  Nay 38
 
 
 
38%
38 0 0
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.