H.J.Res. 124 (107th): Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003, and for other purposes.

On the Joint Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Nov 19, 2002

Number:

Senate Vote #253
107th Congress

Result:

Joint Resolution Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to H.J.Res. 124 (107th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 92
 
 
 
92%
46 44 2
  Nay 2
 
 
 
2%
0 2 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
3 3 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.