On the Amendment S.Amdt. 545 to S. 1054 (Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003)

Date:

May 15, 2003

Number:

Senate Vote #173
108th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1054 (108th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 48
 
 
 
48%
1 46 1
  Nay 52
 
 
 
52%
50 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.