On the Motion (Motion to Disagree to the Amdts. of the House, Adding a New Title and Inserting a New Section, to the Amdt. of the Senate to H.R. 3221)

Date:

Jul 11, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #173
110th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

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 63
 
 
 
63%
40 21 2
  Nay 5
 
 
 
5%
0 5 0
Not Voting 32
 
 
 
32%
10 22 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.