Gavel out of

dhejejjeskms

Senior Member
Korean
Hi, everyone.

Would you explain about "gavel out of" in the sentence below?
(It is from a Fox news article.)

The plan needed 60 votes. But the final tally was 50-40. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who participated in Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate, voted at 3:10 p.m. in favor of the Iran amendment. Moments later, the vote was closed, and the Senate was quickly gaveled out of session.

Thank you.
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I think they might have to vote to end the session. On very formal votes everyone has to vote individually. But on votes like that where everyone is in agreement, they probably all just say "aye" at the same time when asked if they are in favor of ending the session. Then someone hits the gavel against the block and the session is officially over.
     

    dhejejjeskms

    Senior Member
    Korean
    I think they might have to vote to end the session. On very formal votes everyone has to vote individually. But on votes like that where everyone is in agreement, they probably all just say "aye" at the same time when asked if they are in favor of ending the session. Then someone hits the gavel against the block and the session is officially over.
    Thank you.
     
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