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What does it mean to refer to a bill as a Christmas tree?
The bill is for a superficial issue that Congress does not need to address.
It is a bill that Congress is trying to pass in a hurry right before winter recess.
It means it is too complicated and will take too long to discuss.
It implies that the many riders attached to the bill are there just for decoration, not a necessity.
It means it is a bill that will bring happy and peaceful feelings for society.