S.Amdt. 2870 by Sen. Whitehouse [D-RI]: To promote fiscal responsibility by protecting the Social Security surplus and CLASS program savings ...

On the Amendment in the Senate

Date:

Dec 4, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #359
111th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject amendment S.Amdt. 2870 (111th) to H.R. 3590 (111th). The title of the amendment is S.Amdt. 2870 by Sen. Whitehouse [D-RI]: To promote fiscal responsibility by protecting the Social Security surplus and CLASS program savings in this Act..

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 98
 
 
 
98%
57 39 2
  Nay 0
 
 
 
0%
0 0 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
1 1 0
Required: 3/5

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.