S.Amdt. 803 (Whitehouse) to S. 601: To create the National Endowment for the Oceans to promote the protection and conservation ...

On the Amendment in the Senate

Date:

May 8, 2013

Number:

Senate Vote #116
113th Congress

Result:

Amendment Agreed to

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject amendment S.Amdt. 803 (113th) to S. 601 (113th). The title of the amendment is S.Amdt. 803 (Whitehouse) to S. 601: To create the National Endowment for the Oceans to promote the protection and conservation of United States ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems..

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 67
 
 
 
67%
52 13 2
  Nay 32
 
 
 
32%
0 32 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 0
Required: 3/5

Vote Details

Notes: “Aye” or “Yea”?

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All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.