On the Motion (Motion To Concur In The House Amdt. To The Senate Amdt.)

Date:

Dec 19, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #384
111th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Rep. John Murtha [D-PA12, 1973-2010] on July 24, 2009, H.R. 3326 (111th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 88
 
 
 
88%
57 30 1
  Nay 10
 
 
 
10%
1 9 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
0 1 1
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.