S.Res. 15: A resolution to improve procedures for the consideration of legislation and nominations in the Senate.

On the Resolution in the Senate

Date:

Jan 24, 2013

Number:

Senate Vote #1
113th Congress

Result:

Resolution Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to agree to S.Res. 15 (113th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 78
 
 
 
78%
52 25 1
  Nay 16
 
 
 
16%
0 15 1
Not Voting 6
 
 
 
6%
1 5 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.