H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Oct 1, 2008

Number:

Senate Vote #213
110th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1424 (110th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 74
 
 
 
74%
40 33 1
  Nay 25
 
 
 
25%
9 15 1
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 0
Required: 3/5

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.