“Must Pass” Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

“Must Pass” Bill

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A vitally important measure that Congress must enact, such as annual money bills to fund operations of the government. Because of their must-pass quality, these measures often attract “riders” (unrelated policy provisos).

Also see Bills; Rider; § 6.122, Basic House Amendment Tree, and § 6.220, Senate Amendment Procedure, in Congressional Deskbook.

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