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Roll call votes occur when a representative or senator votes "yea" or "nay," so that the names of members voting on each side are recorded. A voice vote is a vote in which those in favor or against a measure say "yea" or "nay," respectively, without the names or tallies of members voting on each side being recorded.

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Senate Roll Call Votes by Year
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Cloture Votes listed by Congress   What is Cloture?
Senate Action on Cloture Motions
Tiebreaking Votes   1988-present   1789-2003 (pdf)
Veto Override Procedure in the House and the Senate (pdf)
Constitutional Authority: Article I, section 3

Other Voting Statistics

Senators Casting 10,000 or More Votes
Senators Voting from their Desks
Most Consecutive Votes
"Vote-aramas" 1977-present

Voting Process

Senate Rules   Rule XII

Procedure

Voting in the Senate: Forms and Requirements (CRS) (pdf)
Voting and Quorum Procedures in the Senate (CRS) (pdf)

Historic Votes

The Senate Votes on a Presidential Impeachment (Pres. Andrew Johnson) May 16, 1868
The Great Senate Deadlock of 1881
A Dramatic Tie-breaker (Arthur) Mar 18, 1881
A Vote for Women Sep 30, 1918
Civil Rights Filibuster Ended Jun. 10, 1964

Voting in the House

Roll Call Votes
House Voting Procedure (CRS) (pdf)

Glossary and Definitions

   Proxy voting |    Roll call vote |    Unanimous consent |    Unanimous consent agreement |    Veto override vote |    Voice vote |    Yeas and nays

Related Links   Cloture |    Vetoes |    Legislation