On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2536 to S.Amdt. 2530 to H.R. 976 (Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2007)

Date:

Jul 31, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #286
110th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 976 (110th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 37
 
 
 
37%
0 37 0
  Nay 59
 
 
 
59%
48 9 2
Not Voting 4
 
 
 
4%
2 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.