H.R. 2346 (111th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009

On the Conference Report in the Senate

Date:

Jun 18, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #210
111th Congress

Result:

Conference Report Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2346 (111th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 91
 
 
 
92%
54 36 1
  Nay 5
 
 
 
5%
1 3 1
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
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.