H.R. 6124 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

On Overriding the Veto in the Senate

Date:

Jun 18, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #151
110th Congress

Result:

Veto Overridden

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7] on May 22, 2008, H.R. 6124 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 80
 
 
 
80%
44 34 2
  Nay 14
 
 
 
14%
2 12 0
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
4 2 0
Required: 2/3

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.