The Senate Journal is published under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate pursuant to the Constitution of the United States (Art. I, Sec. 5) which provides that: "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."
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