H.R. 2 (111th): Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Jan 29, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #31
111th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2 (111th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 66
 
 
 
67%
56 8 2
  Nay 32
 
 
 
32%
0 32 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.