H.R. 2 (108th): Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

May 15, 2003

Number:

Senate Vote #179
108th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2 (108th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 51
 
 
 
51%
48 3 0
  Nay 49
 
 
 
49%
3 45 1
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.