Complex agreements create a tailor-made procedure for virtually everything the Senate accepts, such as bills, joint resolutions, simultaneous resolutions, simple resolutions, amendments, appointments, contracts or conference reports. As two senators have written, unanimous approval can be used in a consensual decision. In this process, unanimous approval does not necessarily imply unanimous agreement (see consensus decision agreement against approval). The chair can get unanimous agreement and ask if there are any objections to be made. For example, the chair may say, „If there is no objection, the motion will be accepted. [Pause] As there is no objection, the motion is accepted.  In Westminster parliaments could be the phrase „There is no objection, leave is granted.” In the most routine cases, such as inserting an article into the minutes of Congress, the President can reduce this statement to four words: „No objection, so ordered” or even two words: „No contradiction” (in Latin: nemine contradicente). Another example of this practice in the House of Representatives is when a certain number of votes have been interrupted by a speaker or other company. The Chair will declare that the vote will continue without objection. Unanimity is often used to approve the protocol.  If no correction has been made to the minutes, they are unanimously approved without formal agreement.  In this particular case of unanimous approval, there can only be opposition to the approval of the minutes if a correction is made.  By 51 votes to 8, the Senate adopted Rule XII.20 Two critical parts of the rule provide that (1) unanimous approval agreements are orders of the Senate, which means that the presidential official is responsible for enforcing his or her mandate; and (2) The Senate could unanimously amend a unanimous approval. As an order of the Senate, unanimous approval agreements are now printed in the Senate newspaper.
(They are also printed in the daily calendar of Senate business, as noted above, and in the minutes of Congress.) This did not last long, such pacts were common, but until the 20th century, they remained only a „gentlemen`s agreement”. As one presiding official lamented, they could be „injured with impunity” by any senator. Therefore, in January 1914, the Senate adopted a new rule stipulating that unanimous approval agreements „work as a Senate ordinance” and can only be amended by another UC agreement In parliamentary procedure, unanimous approval, also called general approval, or in the case of Westminster-based parliaments leaving the Assembly (or leaving the Senate) , is a situation in which no member objects to a proposal. It is not clear when the Senate has actually begun to enter into unanimous approval agreements to limit debate or set a date for a vote on a measure. Perhaps the first instance occurred in the mid-1840s. On March 24, 1846, Senator William Allen, D-OH, declared that the Senate had been debating a joint resolution on the oregon territory for more than two months and that it was time for a final vote on the issue. Senator Allen indicated that the Senate did not accept the previous question (a motion used in the House of Representatives to end the debate) nor did it pass resolutions indicating that a vote should take place at some point, indicating that the Senate was used to having „an understanding of the conversation, that a long debate ends at some point.” 3 A colleague in the Senate suggested that everyone delay for several days before making such an application.