H.R. 2985 (109th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2006

On the Conference Report in the Senate

Date:

Jul 29, 2005

Number:

Senate Vote #211
109th Congress

Result:

Conference Report Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2985 (109th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 96
 
 
 
96%
51 44 1
  Nay 4
 
 
 
4%
3 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.