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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.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

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