On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2086 to S.Amdt. 2093 to S. 1925 (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011)

Date:

Apr 26, 2012

Number:

Senate Vote #85
112th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject an amendment to S. 1925 (112th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 50
 
 
 
50%
3 46 1
  Nay 48
 
 
 
48%
47 0 1
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
1 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.