S. 2514 (107th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (On Passage of the Bill)

Number:
Senate Vote #165 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Jun 27, 2002 (107th Congress)
Result:
Bill Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill.

Bill:
S. 2514 (107th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003
Introduced by Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI] on May 15, 2002
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 97
 
 
 
97%
48 48 1
  Nay 2
 
 
 
2%
2 0 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.