H.R. 3058 (109th): Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, ...

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Oct 20, 2005

Number:

Senate Vote #264
109th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3058 (109th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 93
 
 
 
93%
52 40 1
  Nay 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
2 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.