Some articles on absent members:
... the sergeant at arms authority to “summon and command the absent Members” to appear in the Chamber to establish a quorum—the language was later modified to “.. ... request the attendance of absent Members.” The Senate has occasionally voted to have the sergeant at arms “arrest”absent members and bring them to the Chamber, usually to try to end filibusters ...
Famous quotes containing the words members and/or absent:
“For splendor, there must somewhere be rigid economy. That the head of the house may go brave, the members must be plainly clad, and the town must save that the State may spend.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.”
—Blaise Pascal (16231662)