On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3987 to S.Amdt. 3739 to S. 3217 (Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010)

Date:

May 13, 2010

Number:

Senate Vote #150
111th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 3217 (111th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 40
 
 
 
40%
1 39 0
  Nay 55
 
 
 
55%
52 1 2
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
5%
4 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.