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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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'Will Najib support such a bipartisan investigation into both cases?' Lim asked.
CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan said the breakdown in talks is "disappointing but not surprising." He said he hopes that committee members will continue to push for bipartisan legislation.
The release of this bipartisan legislative proposal from the committee leadership drew broad endorsement from industry and policy groups.
"Senator Lautenberg says he wants a bipartisan bill, but today's (July 25) markup says otherwise," said Bill Allmond, SOCMA vice president of government and public relations.
In 1985 and 1986, bipartisan majorities passed major legislation on taxes and immigration.
Another feature of the DOER Act that is responsible for its bipartisan support is its "states' rights" appeal, which gives the states control over their own coastal waters while dramatically increasing the revenues available to the states from offshore energy production.
Members of Congress do not sponsor such bipartisan events if they believe you have a partisan agenda.
This bipartisan bill to save presidential public financing is crucial.
Together, they have published a book, Opportunity and Progress: A Bipartisan Platform for a National Housing Policy, which offers 12 recommendations designed to preserve and expand programs that support individual access to opportunity.
Regardless whether Congress ultimately debates the Thomas bill or the bipartisan Crane-Rangel bill, FEI will continue to work with Congress to craft legislation that does not place unreasonable restrictions on deferred compensation programs.
Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire, chairman of the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, devised a new bipartisan bill that was expected to go to the full Senate possibly in the early summer.