S. 3240 (112th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Jun 21, 2012

Number:

Senate Vote #164
112th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass S. 3240 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 64
 
 
 
64%
46 16 2
  Nay 35
 
 
 
35%
5 30 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
0 1 0
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.