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what does "yield for a quorum call for an emergency,"mean?what does "quorum call" mean?

 

Behind him he left pandemonium. Parliamentary procedure fell apart. Morse asked Prouty to "yield for a quorum call for an emergency," and on the other side of Constitution Avenue quorum buzzers sounded in every Senator's office. (Through this extension of word-of-mouth, supple- merited by a secretary's phone call, Church of Idaho was informed while attending a formal luncheon on the eighth floor of the State Department. He then made the announcement to Averell Harriman and the assembled diplomats.)

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    It is when they call the roll to determine which Senators are present to see if they have a quorum, or enough Senators for a vote.

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