Whether the Amendment is Germane S.Amdt. 641 to H.R. 1591 (U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, 2007)

Date:

Mar 29, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #125
110th Congress

Result:

Amendment Germane

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 57
 
 
 
57%
49 6 2
  Nay 41
 
 
 
41%
0 41 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
1 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.