H.R. 5441 (109th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Jul 13, 2006

Number:

Senate Vote #203
109th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 5441 (109th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 100
 
 
 
100%
54 45 1
  Nay 0
 
 
 
0%
0 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.