162 Isle of While Railway v. Unanimous consent may be used as part of a consensus decision-making process. In that process, unanimous consent does not necessarily mean unanimous agreement (see Consensus decision-making#Agreement vs. One further distinction in unanimous consent in Congress needs to be made. It can only refer to the members of Congress who are present. 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.