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

On the Conference Report in the Senate


Apr 29, 2009


Senate Vote #173
111th Congress


Conference Report Agreed to



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 53
51 0 2
  Nay 43
4 39 0
Not Voting 3
2 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.