On the Amendment S.Amdt. 752 to S.Amdt. 751 to S. 1050 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004)

Date:

May 21, 2003

Number:

Senate Vote #187
108th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1050 (108th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 59
 
 
 
59%
50 9 0
  Nay 38
 
 
 
38%
1 36 1
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
0 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.