On the Nomination (Confirmation Jerome A. Holmes, of Oklahoma, to be US Circuit Judge)

Date:

Jul 25, 2006

Number:

Senate Vote #213
109th Congress

Result:

Nomination Confirmed

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 67
 
 
 
67%
53 13 1
  Nay 30
 
 
 
30%
0 30 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
1 2 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.