H.J.Res. 83 (111th): Approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and ...

On the Joint Resolution in the Senate


Jul 22, 2010


Senate Vote #216
111th Congress


Joint Resolution Passed



This was a vote to agree to H.J.Res. 83 (111th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 99
57 40 2
  Nay 1
0 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.