S.Res. 14 (112th): A resolution honoring the victims and heroes of the shooting on January 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona.

On the Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Jan 26, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #1
112th Congress

Result:

Resolution Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to S.Res. 14 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 97
 
 
 
97%
48 47 2
  Nay 0
 
 
 
0%
0 0 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
3 0 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.