S.J.Res. 5 (111th): A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

On the Joint Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Jan 15, 2009

Number:

Senate Vote #5
111th Congress

Result:

Joint Resolution Defeated

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to S.J.Res. 5 (111th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 42
 
 
 
42%
9 32 1
  Nay 52
 
 
 
53%
45 6 1
Present 2
 
 
 
2%
1 1 0
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.