S.J.Res. 24 (112th): Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

On the Joint Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Dec 14, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #228
112th Congress

Result:

Joint Resolution Defeated

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to S.J.Res. 24 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 21
 
 
 
21%
20 1 0
  Nay 79
 
 
 
79%
31 46 2
Required: 2/3

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.