On the Amendment S.Amdt. 520 to H.R. 1268 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005)


Apr 21, 2005


Senate Vote #108
109th Congress


Amendment Agreed to



This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 1268 (109th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 61
16 44 1
  Nay 39
38 1 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.