On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 363 to S.Amdt. 347 to S. 990 (PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011)

Date:

May 26, 2011

Number:

Senate Vote #82
112th Congress

Result:

Motion to Table Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014] on May 12, 2011, S. 990 (112th): PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 85
 
 
 
85%
46 37 2
  Nay 10
 
 
 
10%
2 8 0
Not Voting 5
 
 
 
5%
3 2 0
Required: Simple Majority

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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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.