On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the Amdt. of the House, Striking Section 1 through Title V and Inserting Certain Language, to the Senate Amdt. to H.R. 3221, with an Amdt No. 4983, as Amended)


Jun 25, 2008


Senate Vote #157
110th Congress


Motion Agreed to



This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12] on July 30, 2007, H.R. 3221 (110th): Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 79
46 31 2
  Nay 16
0 16 0
Not Voting 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.