On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1753 to H.R. 2744 (Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006)

Date:

Sep 20, 2005

Number:

Senate Vote #237
109th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 2744 (109th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 69
 
 
 
69%
34 34 1
  Nay 28
 
 
 
28%
20 8 0
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.