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As visible in yesterday's Congressional Record, there are a number of uncontroversial motions made by the majority leader which passed by unanimous consent. After the motions pass, he moves to "reconsider the vote by which the resolution is considered and agreed to". Then another senator from his party moves to table that motion, which also passes by unanimous consent. Why would someone move to reconsider a vote which they just won?

Here's one of the resolutions, S. Res. 7

FIXING THE HOUR OF DAILY
MEETING OF THE SENATE
Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I
have a resolution at the desk, and I ask
for its immediate consideration.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The
clerk will report the resolution by
title.
The legislative clerk read as follows:
A resolution (S. Res. 7) fixing the hour of
daily meeting of the Senate.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. With-
out objection, the resolution is consid-
ered and agreed to.
The resolution (S. Res. 7) reads as
follows:
S. RES. 7
Resolved,
That the daily meeting of the
Senate be 12 o’clock meridian unless other-
wise ordered.
Mr. McCONNELL. I move to recon-
sider the vote by which the resolution
was agreed to.
Mr. DURBIN. I move to lay that mo-
tion on the table.
The motion to lay on the table was
agreed to. 
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Answering my own question (and someone please post a correct answer if I'm wrong), I believe what's going on is a way to make it much more difficult to reopen debate on routine appointments. To prevent the minority party from re-debating routine appointments, one senator moves to reconsider the vote which just happened, and an ally immediately moves to table that reconsideration. Wikipedia mentions something similar.

This is better from the perspective of the majority, since the motion to reconsider would allow the appointment to be re-debated, but once the motion is tabled, there's no way to take it from the table without a suspension of the rules, which requires a supermajority, and is not debatable, and the opposition can't make the motion again since it's already been made and tabled.

The Senate Rule V don't actually mention that it's not debatable, but it's generally not in, eg, RONR.

As @Bobson points out, the Senate glossary describes this usage exactly.

Senate rules permit one motion to reconsider any question decided by vote, if offered by a senator who voted on the winning side. Normally a supporter of the outcome immediately moves to reconsider the vote, and the same senator or another immediately moves to table this motion, thus securing the outcome of the vote.

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    Yep, looks like it. See here and here. – Bobson Jan 7 '15 at 20:41
  • Thanks @Bobson, I'll edit those into my answer (crediting you of course). – dsolimano Jan 7 '15 at 20:48

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