Must Pass Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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“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).

Members of the House and Senate announced on Monday that they have decided to strip a provision from the final version of a must-pass defense policy bill that reinstates stiff penalties on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE.

Congress won’t reinstate stiff penalties on Chinese telecom giant ZTE,” by Aris Folley, The Hill, July 24, 2018

 

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