Unanimous consent is different from general consent even though some parliamentary manuals treat them as synonymous. General consent means adoption without objection regardless of whether every voter affirmatively approves. At times, all members present in Congress approve bills or confirmation hearings without objection. When most of Congress knows something will be approved with unanimous consent, there's no good reason to take a vote. One of our editors will review your suggestion and make changes if warranted. Note that depending on the number of suggestions we receive, this can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. One further distinction in unanimous consent in Congress needs to be made. It can only refer to the members of Congress who are present.