H.R. 4137 (110th): Higher Education Opportunity Act

On the Conference Report in the Senate

Date:

Jul 31, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #194
110th Congress

Result:

Conference Report Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 4137 (110th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 83
 
 
 
83%
46 35 2
  Nay 8
 
 
 
8%
0 8 0
Present 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 0
Not Voting 8
 
 
 
8%
4 4 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.