On the Nomination PN202: Elaine D. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years

Number:
Senate Vote #202 [primary source: senate.gov]
Date:
Sep 17, 2013 (113th Congress)
Result:
Nomination Confirmed
Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 64
 
 
 
64%
51 11 2
  Nay 35
 
 
 
35%
0 35 0
Not Voting 1
 
 
 
1%
1 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.