H.R. 1911: Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013

On Passage of the Bill in the Senate

Date:

Jul 24, 2013

Number:

Senate Vote #185
113th Congress

Result:

Bill Passed

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1911 (113th).

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 81
 
 
 
81%
35 45 1
  Nay 18
 
 
 
18%
16 1 1
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 0 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.