In the Senate, the Sergeant-at-Arms had a moment in the media spotlight in 1988, when then Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd (D-WV) made a motion on the Senate floor that Senators absent from the floor be arrested and brought to the chamber. The absentees were deliberately stalling the consideration of campaign finance legislation by preventing a quorum from being achieved. By vote of the Senate, the Sgt.-at-Arms was handed arrest warrants and instructed to find and escort the absentees to the chamber. Senator Robert Packwood (R-OR) was the first “captured,” and forcibly brought to the floor by the Sgt.-at-Arms and several of his plainclothes men. Packwood’s presence registered a quorum; no other Senators had to be sought.