S.Con.Res. 13 (111th): An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year ...

On the Concurrent Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Apr 2, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #154
111th Congress

Result:

Concurrent Resolution Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to S.Con.Res. 13 (111th). An "original bill" is one which is drafted and approved by a committee before it is formally introduced in the House or Senate.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 55
 
 
 
56%
53 0 2
  Nay 43
 
 
 
43%
3 40 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 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.