H.R. 5005 (107th): Homeland Security Act of 2002 (On Passage of the Bill)

Senate Vote #249 [primary source: senate.gov]
Nov 19, 2002 (107th Congress)
Bill Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill.

H.R. 5005 (107th): Homeland Security Act of 2002
Introduced by Rep. Richard Armey [R-TX26, 1985-2002] on June 24, 2002
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 90
41 48 1
  Nay 9
8 0 1
Not Voting 1
0 1 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.