On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4689 to S. 403 (Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act)

Date:

Jul 25, 2006

Number:

Senate Vote #214
109th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 403 (109th).

Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 48
 
 
 
48%
4 43 1
  Nay 51
 
 
 
51%
50 1 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 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.