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What does it mean to pigeon hole legislation?


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2010-02-13 16:02:01
2010-02-13 16:02:01

The term "pigeonholing" is used to mean that a committee will ignore a pending bill by placing it aside, as if in a cubbyhole. The term comes from the small compartments used for domesticated pigeons when they are nesting.

Another modern synonym is to "bottle up" a bill in committee.

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