On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3913 to S.Amdt. 3911 to S. 2248 (FISA Amendments Act of 2007)

Date:

Feb 7, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #12
110th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 2248 (110th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 38
 
 
 
38%
37 0 1
  Nay 57
 
 
 
57%
9 47 1
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
5%
4 1 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.