S. 2011 (110th): A bill entitled “The Protect America Act of 2007”.

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Aug 3, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #310
110th Congress

Result:

Bill Defeated

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass S. 2011 (110th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 43
 
 
 
43%
42 0 1
  Nay 45
 
 
 
45%
2 42 1
Not Voting 12
 
 
 
12%
6 6 0
Required: 3/5

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.