H.R. 3093 (110th): Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Oct 16, 2007

Number:

Senate Vote #372
110th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3093 (110th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 75
 
 
 
75%
46 27 2
  Nay 19
 
 
 
19%
0 19 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
4 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.