On the Motion to Proceed S. 3457

Date:

Sep 12, 2012

Number:

Senate Vote #192
112th Congress

Result:

Motion to Proceed Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This vote was related to a bill introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL] on July 30, 2012, S. 3457 (112th): Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012.

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 84
 
 
 
84%
47 35 2
  Nay 8
 
 
 
8%
0 8 0
Not Voting 8
 
 
 
8%
4 4 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.