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Writing of the Declaration of Independence

Quorum Call


The term quorum call refers calling the roll in order to ascertain whether or not there is a quorum present.


U.S. Senate Definition

“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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