To commit a bill

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To commit a bill (Legislation) to refer or intrust it to a committee or others, to be considered and reported.
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Usage

In literature:

The Commons read the bill twice without a division, and ordered it to be committed.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
I shall be committed to prison within a few days in consequence of the bills held by Vauvinet.
"Cousin Betty" by Honore de Balzac
The Determinist would say that Bill Sikes had committed a crime, and that he ought to be restrained, and taught better.
"God and my Neighbour" by Robert Blatchford
I really think he would commit suicide if he had to pay a bill without a deduction.
"The Three Cutters" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Bill said nothing, being a person disinclined to commit himself.
"The Mark Of Cain" by Andrew Lang
I really think he would commit suicide if he had to pay a bill without a deduction.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
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In news:

Heartbroken from a busted marriage and struggling to pay huge bills, a music manager for such big names as 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and P. Diddy committed suicide at his Bronx home yesterday, law-enforcement sources said.
Kansas coach Bill Self has a head start on recruiting by getting three of the top 30 players in the country to commit to the Jayhawks.
It's been two months now since a vacationing Bill Clinton visited Yellowstone to affirm his administration's commitment to nature.
Moscow retaliated by passing a tit-for-tat bill to sanction Americans who commit human rights violations against Russians.
But Kitzhaber said the bill would allow him to enter into qualifying investment contracts with any company committing to a minimum of 500 jobs and $150 million in capital investment over five years.
ASA remains committed to a farm bill that protects planting flexibility, and protects and strengthens the current federal crop insurance program.
One day after celebrating his first team and receiving four commitments to his second, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien flew to Iowa to meet a quarterback.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate bill to protect the privacy of electronic communications won't keep federal agents from combing through your inbox if they believe a crime has been committed, legal experts say.
A Senate bill to protect the privacy of electronic communications won't keep federal agents from combing through your inbox if they believe a crime has been committed, legal experts say.
Texas Municipal Retirement System, Austin, committed a total of $300 million to four real estate managers, confirmed spokesman Bill Wallace.
Bill Belton, a 5-foot-10, 185-pounder from Winslow Township High School, committed to the Nittany Lions recruiting coordinator Mike McQueary during a visit to his home in Acto Monday evening.
President Obama quietly signed the Zadroga bill Sunday and put into law a $4.3 billion commitment to help ailing 9/11 responders and volunteers.
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