Yeas and nays

YEAS AND NAYS. The list of members of a legislative body voting in the affirmative and negative of a proposition is so called.
     2. The constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 5, directs that "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." Vide 2 Story, Cons. 301.
     3. The power of calling the yeas and nays is given by all the constitutions of the several states, and it is not in general restricted to the request of one-fifth of the members present, but may be demanded by a less number and, in some, one member alone has the right to require the call of the yeas and nays.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Article I, Section 7 reads: "...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..."
Further, however, Rosenberg shows how the Yeas and Nays pattern is intrinsic to the divided world of the play--Rome and Egypt, patriarchal and matriarchal cultures, cold reason and hot emotion, hero and villain--while the overflowing language of hyperbole, antithesis, and oxymoron mirrors the "vastness" (11) of the personalities, of the geographic space, and of the emotions evoked in the play.
[and] Final legislative action in the joint session upon any amendment shall be taken only by call of the yeas and nays." (Emphasis added.)
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