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There has to be a quorum in the chamber for the Senate to be in session.  I don't think there has to be a quorum in the chamber to pass legislation.  I know a Quorum Call is a standard tactic when someone wants to be a PITA, for some reason, and drag everybody from whatever it was they were doing into the chamber to prove there is a quorum "present."  

So, I'd say as long as nobody questioned it and under Unanimous Consent it was passed under the Rules of the Senate.

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot

by ATinNM on Sat Oct 16th, 2010 at 05:06:33 PM EST
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