“Christmas Tree” Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

“Christmas Tree” Bill

christmas tree, by Aleksandar Cocek

christmas tree, by Aleksandar Cocek

“Christmas Tree” Bill: Informal nomenclature / jargon for a bill containing many amendments unrelated, i.e, nongermane, to the bill’s subjects; usually refers to Senate measures. A bill on the Senate floor that attracts many, often unrelated, floor amendments. The amendments that adorn the bill may provide special benefits to various groups or interests.

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