This article was published by Michigan State University Extension. To have a digest of information delivered straight to your email inbox, visit http://www.msue.msu.edu/newsletters. If anyone objects to pizza, however, unanimous agreement is not achieved, and the decision may have to come down to either a vote or parental discretion. In Congress, unanimous consent is a way of quickly deciding issues without taking 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.