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{{short description|Written record of proceedings within the US Senate}}
The '''United States Senate Journal''' is a written record of proceedings within the [[United States Senate]] in accordance with [[Article One of the United States Constitution|Article I, Section 5]] of the [[U.S. Constitution]].
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The '''United States ''Senate Journal''''' is a written record of proceedings within the [[United States Senate]] in accordance with [[Article One of the United States Constitution|Article I, Section 5]] of the [[U.S. Constitution]].
{{Quote|"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."}}

{{quote|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.}}

According to the [[Library of Congress]], the ''Senate Journal'' should be seen as the minutes of floor action. It notes the matters considered by the Senate and the votes and other actions taken. It does not record the actual debates, which can be consulted through the "Link to date-related documents" in the full text transcription of the ''Journal''.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsj.html|title=Journal of the Senate Home Page: U.S. Congressional Documents|website=memory.loc.gov|access-date=2020-03-05}}</ref> Historically, the Journal of the Senate, like Journal of the House of Representatives and Journals of the House of Commons and the House of Lords in British Parliament, was an important source of parliamentary law.<ref>{{Cite journal|last=Handler|first=Nicholas|date=May 2019|title=Rediscovering the Journal Clause: The Lost History of Legislative Constitutional Interpretation|url=https://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1699&context=jcl|journal=University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law|volume=21|pages=1219–1298}}</ref>

== See also ==
* ''[[Congressional Record]]''
* ''[[Federal Register]]'', the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of US federal agencies and organizations
* ''[[Hansard]]'', British parliamentary record
* [[United States House Journal|United States ''House Journal'']]

==References==
{{Reflist}}


According to the [[Library of Congress]], The Journal should be seen as the minutes of floor action. It notes the matters considered by the Senate and the votes and other actions taken. It does not record the actual debates, which can be consulted through the "Link to date-related documents" in the full text transcription of the Journal.
==Sources====Sources==
*[http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsj.html Library of Congress: United States Senate Journal]* [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsj.html Library of Congress: United States ''Senate Journal'']
*https://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1699&context=jcl


{{United States Congress}}


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Latest revision as of 22:59, 2 December 2020

The United States Senate Journal is a written record of proceedings within the United States Senate in accordance with Article I, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution.
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.
According to the Library of Congress, the Senate Journal should be seen as the minutes of floor action. It notes the matters considered by the Senate and the votes and other actions taken. It does not record the actual debates, which can be consulted through the "Link to date-related documents" in the full text transcription of the Journal.[1] Historically, the Journal of the Senate, like Journal of the House of Representatives and Journals of the House of Commons and the House of Lords in British Parliament, was an important source of parliamentary law.[2]
See also
References
  1. ^ "Journal of the Senate Home Page: U.S. Congressional Documents". memory.loc.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  2. ^ Handler, Nicholas (May 2019). "Rediscovering the Journal Clause: The Lost History of Legislative Constitutional Interpretation". University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. 21: 1219–1298.
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