On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2554 to S.Amdt. 2530 to H.R. 976 (Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2007)

Date:

Aug 1, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #289
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 32
 
 
 
32%
1 31 0
  Nay 64
 
 
 
64%
47 15 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.