"The Bill Process"

standing committees
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riderA provision attached to a bill - to which it may or may not be related - in order to secure its passage or defeat.germanerelevant to a subject under consideration.rules committeeA standing committee of the House of Representatives that provides special rules under which specific bills can be debated, amended, and considered by the house.pigeon holedWhen one committee attaches numerous & crippling amendments to a bill to make another committee decide not to fund it.discharge petitionA procedure by which a bill in the House of Representatives may be forced out of a committee that has refused to report it for consideration by the House. It must be signed by an absolute majority (218) of representatives and is used only on rare occasions.