S.Amdt. 30 (Cruz) to H.R. 933: To prohibit the use of funds to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable ...

On the Amendment in the Senate

Date:

Mar 13, 2013

Number:

Senate Vote #34
113th Congress

Result:

Amendment Rejected

Source:

senate.gov

This was a vote to approve or reject amendment S.Amdt. 30 (113th) to H.R. 933 (113th). The title of the amendment is S.Amdt. 30 (Cruz) to H.R. 933: To prohibit the use of funds to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act..

Totals     Democrat     Republican     Independent
  Yea 45
 
 
 
45%
0 45 0
  Nay 52
 
 
 
52%
50 0 2
Not Voting 3
 
 
 
3%
3 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.