S. 679 (112th): Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Jun 29, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #101
112th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass S. 679 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 79
 
 
 
79%
50 27 2
  Nay 20
 
 
 
20%
0 20 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 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.