Whether the Amendment is Germane S.Amdt. 1955 to H.R. 2863 (Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006)

Date:

Oct 5, 2005

Number:

Senate Vote #247
109th Congress

Result:

Amendment Not Germane

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 49
 
 
 
49%
17 31 1
  Nay 50
 
 
 
50%
37 13 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.