On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 365)


Aug 2, 2011


Senate Vote #123
112th Congress


Motion Agreed to



This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014] on February 16, 2011, S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 74
45 28 1
  Nay 26
6 19 1
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.