On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1016 to S.Amdt. 1018 to S. 896 (Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009)

Date:

May 4, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #176
111th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 896 (111th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 39
 
 
 
39%
6 33 0
  Nay 53
 
 
 
54%
47 4 2
Not Voting 7
 
 
 
7%
4 3 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.