S.J.Res. 22 (107th): A joint resolution expressing the sense of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks ...

On the Joint Resolution in the Senate


Sep 12, 2001


Senate Vote #277
107th Congress


Joint Resolution Passed



This was a vote to agree to S.J.Res. 22 (107th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 100
50 49 1
  Nay 0
0 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.