On the Amendment S.Amdt. 917 to S.Amdt. 857 to S.Amdt. 738 to H.R. 2112

Date:

Oct 20, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #179
112th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to H.R. 2112 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 41
 
 
 
41%
0 41 0
  Nay 57
 
 
 
57%
50 5 2
Present 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 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.