Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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Vote

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Unless rules specify otherwise, the Senate may agree to any question by a majority of senators voting, if a quorum is present. The Chair puts each question by voice vote unless the “yeas and nays” are requested, in which case a roll call vote occurs. Article. I. Section. 7.

Vote, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devils Dictionary

Also see Voice Vote; § 6.80, House Floor: Methods of Consideration, § 6.130, House Floor: Voting, § 6.250 Voting in the Senate, in Congressional Deskbook.

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