H.R. 325: No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Senate Vote #11 [primary source: senate.gov]
Jan 31, 2013 (113th Congress)
Bill Passed

This was a vote to pass a bill.

H.R. 325: No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Introduced by Rep. Dave Camp [R-MI4] on January 21, 2013
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 64
50 12 2
  Nay 34
1 33 0
Not Voting 2
2 0 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.