S.Amdt. 14 (Grassley) to S. 47: In the nature of a substitute.

On the Amendment in the Senate


Feb 7, 2013


Senate Vote #13
113th Congress


Amendment Rejected



This was a vote to approve or reject amendment S.Amdt. 14 (113th) to S. 47 (113th). The title of the amendment is S.Amdt. 14 (Grassley) to S. 47: In the nature of a substitute..

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 34
0 34 0
  Nay 65
53 10 2
Not Voting 1
0 1 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.