On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4312 to S.Amdt. 4301 to H.R. 4213 (American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010)

Date:

Jun 15, 2010

Number:

Senate Vote #188
111th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 4213 (111th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 48
 
 
 
48%
8 39 1
  Nay 49
 
 
 
49%
48 0 1
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
1 2 0
Required: 3/5

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.