Unanimous approval is often used to speed up the process by removing the need for formal votes. As a general rule, an action is allowed in the absence of objections from a stakeholder, but if a person objects, if the action is dismissed and if a voting meeting is probably necessary. In the 1950s, the UC agreements were a routine but limited procedural tool – and then Lyndon Johnson became a leader. Understand the potential of this procedural tool, the revised LBJ UC agreements to govern the entire legislative process – to frame the debate, limit changes, plan a vote and strengthen the strength of its own majority leadership. Objections are sometimes used as a delaying tactic. The opponent cannot agree with the proposal under consideration, but chooses to object in order to impose a formal vote that takes time and may include a period of debate.  Senator Reed Smoot, R-UT, was taken by the police station when a unanimous approval agreement was reached, which he refused. It was a 1913 bill (p. 4043) prohibiting interstate trade in intoxicating spirits. A unanimous agreement was duly reached and announced by the President. Senator Smoot, who was in the Chamber, had planned to oppose it, but he was briefly distracted and did not disagree in time.
For the next two days, the Senate debated the legality of the unanimous approval agreement and whether it could be changed by a unanimous new approval. In the end, the Speaker submitted the question of legitimacy to the Senate, which, by 40 votes to 17 (with 37 non-voting members), asked the Speaker to return to the Senate. When that was done, Senator Smoot opposed the agreement. A new unanimous approval of the Liquor Act was quickly introduced by Senator Jacob Gallinger, NH. and was accepted by the Senate.18 A session was unanimously postponed. If, at the end of a meeting, no one has more to say, the Chair simply declares the meeting postponed without a formal request or formal vote.  The measures taken unanimously do not necessarily mean that they were adopted unanimously. This does not necessarily mean that each panel member voted in favour of the proposal.  This may mean that members who feel that it would be pointless to object to a case would simply agree.  The fundamental purpose of Rule XII was to clarify several uncertainties related to these Senate contracts.