H.R. 1473 (112th): Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Apr 14, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #61
112th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1473 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 81
 
 
 
81%
48 32 1
  Nay 19
 
 
 
19%
3 15 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.