H.R. 4613 (108th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005

On the Conference Report in the Senate

Date:

Jul 22, 2004

Number:

Senate Vote #163
108th Congress

Result:

Conference Report Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 4613 (108th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 96
 
 
 
96%
51 44 1
  Nay 0
 
 
 
0%
0 0 0
Not Voting 4
 
 
 
4%
0 4 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.