On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1126 to S. 1867 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012)

Date:

Dec 1, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #214
112th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1867 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 45
 
 
 
45%
39 5 1
  Nay 55
 
 
 
55%
12 42 1
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.