S.J.Res. 23 (107th): Authorization for Use of Military Force

On the Joint Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Sep 14, 2001

Number:

Senate Vote #281
107th Congress

Result:

Joint Resolution Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to S.J.Res. 23 (107th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 98
 
 
 
98%
50 47 1
  Nay 0
 
 
 
0%
0 0 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
0 2 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.