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Omnibus Bills

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Given what you now know about how Congress works and how a bill is passed, what is different about an omnibus bill? What is the strategy behind omnibus bills? Provide an example from American politics. Other countries, notably Canada, use omnibus bills, but since this is an American government class, please stick with legislation from this country, at the federal or state level.

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An omnibus bill differs from other bills, due to the fact that this type of bill combines a variety of different subjects or measures, into one bill package. Other types of bills usually focus upon one particular subject or measure, which causes them to differ significantly from omnibus bills. Omnibus bills usually come under scrutiny by some ...

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This solution describes key aspects of an omnibus bill.