H.Con.Res. 35 (112th): Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. ...

On the Concurrent Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Apr 14, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #59
112th Congress

Result:

Concurrent Resolution Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to H.Con.Res. 35 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 47
 
 
 
47%
0 47 0
  Nay 53
 
 
 
53%
51 0 2
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.