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hog-house amendment

hog-house amendment
 attrib.— «The use of so-called hog-house amendments takes away the public’s right to comment on legislation because a bill can be rewritten to address a new subject after public hearings have already been held on the original measure.» —“State Senator Urges Restrictions On Use Of Hog-house Amendments” by Chet Brokaw in Pierre, South Dakota Associated Press Nov. 15, 1995. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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