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Bipartisan

Describing any measure or policy that draws support from two political parties. For example, in the United States, a unanimously passed defense bill may be said to be bipartisan. The term is used in countries with de facto or de jure two-party systems.
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The bi-partisan approach has been under strain over Tory demands for a halt to the early release of terrorist prisoners until a start is made to the decommissioning of IRA weapons.
The Spokesperson quoted the President as also expressing hope that with the consensus measures recently taken including the independence of the Election Commission, the consensus over the appointment of CEC, CNIC based voters lists, the provision of a neutral caretaker set up with consensus of Opposition and setting up of a bi-partisan Parliamentary Committee on election reforms the spectre of manipulative power transfer would be banished forever.
2212, which is bi-partisan legislation that requires countervailing duty laws to apply to NMEs.
At a press conference last Thursday announcing the bi-partisan bill, Sen.
Quinn s bi-partisan reforms that this year are expected to save businesses more than $400 million, provide 16 percent unemployment insurance tax reductions for companies that did not lay off workers and punish those who willfully defraud the unemployment insurance program.
Under the proposal, designed by the Brooklyn Sports Foundation, a broad-based, bi-partisan coalition of civic, community and business leaders, construction would be financed by a 30-year bond issue by the Dormitory Authority, with initial payments deferred until Fiscal Year 2001, two years after the proposed completion of the facility.
The Association for a Better Long Island hailed the bi-partisan actions of the Long Island Congressional delegation to successfully fight the decision by the United States Commerce Department and the Office of Management and Budget to destroy Long Island's separate economic identity.
Giuliani insists his would be a bi-partisan administration and despite his cordial reception, with Democrats lining up to challenge Mayor David N.