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Christmas Tree Bills

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What does it mean to refer to a bill as a Christmas tree?

A

The bill is for a superficial issue that Congress does not need to address.

B

It is a bill that Congress is trying to pass in a hurry right before winter recess.

C

It means it is too complicated and will take too long to discuss.

D

It implies that the many riders attached to the bill are there just for decoration, not a necessity.

E

It means it is a bill that will bring happy and peaceful feelings for society.