On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the Amendments of the House to the Amendments of the Senate to H.R.976)

Date:

Sep 27, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #353
110th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 67
 
 
 
67%
48 17 2
  Nay 29
 
 
 
29%
0 29 0
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.