On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4563 to H.R. 5441 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007)

Date:

Jul 11, 2006

Number:

Senate Vote #193
109th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 5441 (109th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 32
 
 
 
32%
1 30 1
  Nay 66
 
 
 
66%
51 15 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
2 0 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.