On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2263 to S. 3240 (Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012)

Date:

Jun 19, 2012

Number:

Senate Vote #136
112th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 3240 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 45
 
 
 
45%
0 45 0
  Nay 54
 
 
 
54%
51 1 2
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 0
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.