On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amdt. to the Senate Amdt. to H.R. 4213 with Amdt. No. 4425, As Amended)

Date:

Jul 21, 2010

Number:

Senate Vote #215
111th Congress

Result:

Motion Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 59
 
 
 
59%
55 2 2
  Nay 39
 
 
 
39%
1 38 0
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
1 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.