Yeas and Nays Clause
Article I, Section 5, Clause 3
Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.
Article I, Section 7, Clause 2
. . . But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. . . .
- United States Constitution
The Constitution of the United States.
- James Madison in the Virginia Convention
- James Madison in the House of Representatives