On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4344 to H.R. 4213 (American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010)

Date:

Jun 16, 2010

Number:

Senate Vote #191
111th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

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

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 60
 
 
 
60%
54 4 2
  Nay 37
 
 
 
37%
1 36 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
2 1 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.