On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4986 to S.Amdt. 4983 to H.R. 3221 (Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008)

Date:

Jun 19, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #152
110th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 3221 (110th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 11
 
 
 
11%
0 11 0
  Nay 77
 
 
 
77%
45 31 1
Present 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 0
Not Voting 11
 
 
 
11%
4 6 1
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.