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Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Vote 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 […]

Quorum Call (Congressional Glossary)

Quorum Call (Congressional Glossary)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Quorum Call A call of the roll to establish whether a quorum is present. If any senator “suggests the absence of a quorum,” the presiding officer must direct the roll to be called. Often, a quorum call is terminated by unanimous consent before completion, which […]

Recorded Vote / Roll Call Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Recorded Vote / Roll Call Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Recorded Vote / Roll Call Vote   Roll Call Vote on H.R. 2126   Recorded Vote: A vote upon which each member’s stand is individually made known. In the Senate, this is accomplished through a roll call of the entire membership, to which each senator […]

Quorum (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Quorum (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Quorum photo credit: ateneinrivolta Quorum, n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way and their own way of having it. In the United States Senate a quorum consists of the Chairman of the Committee on Finance and a […]

Without Objection (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Without Objection (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Without Objection   Senate Judiciary Committee w/Alberto Gonzales-7/24/07 Pt13   Used in lieu of a vote on non-controversial motions, amendments or bills that may be passed in either the House or Senate if no member voices an objection. Voting in the Senate is by voice, […]

Yeas and Nays (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Yeas and Nays (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Yeas and Nays photo credit: dhendrix73 The Constitution requires that yea-and-nay votes be taken and recorded when requested by one-fifth of the members present (Article I, Section 5). In the House, the Speaker determines whether one-fifth of the members present requested a vote. In the […]

Unanimous Consent (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Unanimous Consent (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Unanimous Consent photo credit: levork Proceedings of the House or Senate and action on legislation often take place upon the unanimous consent of the chamber, whether or not a rule of the chamber is being violated. Unanimous consent is used to expedite floor action and […]

Adjourn (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Adjourn (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Adjourn photo credit: Gaffke Photography v2.8 Adjourn: Formal motion to end a day’s session of a chamber of Congress. A motion to adjourn in the Senate (or a committee) ends that day’s session. Adjournment is not a recess. Because procedures are so strictly determined when […]