Quorum Call

I’m watching the Span and just freaked out because they’re voting. It’s a quorum call.

Sherrod Brown rules.

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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 permits the Senate to use the quorum call to obtain a brief delay to work out some difficulty or await a Senator’s arrival.  

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I can see why this would be useful right now.

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