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Omnibus

[Latin, For all; containing two or more independent matters.] A term frequently used in reference to a legislative bill comprised of two or more general subjects that is designed to compel the executive to approve provisions that he or she would otherwise reject but that he or she signs into law to prevent the defeat of the entire bill.

Laws governing the Federal Budget are typically omnibus bills; for example, the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (110 Stat. 1321).

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Dropping the Sunday omnibus edition of long-running soap Pobol y Cwm would 'further decrease the <Bchannel's peak-time average audience', said a meeting of Audience Council Wales
Thanks to Channel 4 for extending my Sunday morning lie-ins by neatly adding the omnibus edition of Dishes to my regular fix of Hollyoaks.
More Liverpool than the omnibus edition of Brookside - yet seemingly holding out for a lucrative move abroad.
Omnibus edition Sunday afternoons with automatic English subtitles Pobol y Cwm S4C, Llun-Gwener 8pm
University students love the omnibus edition on Sunday mornings, recovering from their hangovers.
Broadcast on BBC Radio Wales from Monday, December 16 at 3.45pm and across the week in the same time slot, the shows will also be broadcast together in an omnibus edition on Christmas Day at 5pm.
Added to the episodes on Tuesday December 22 and Christmas Eve, there will be an extended omnibus edition at 10.30pm on December 27 with extra scenes from the Christmas Eve murder.
Being one match off the quarter-finals will do little to take away the fervour attached to Murray's quest for history, especially when Her Majesty is getting ready to ditch the omnibus edition of Eastenders on Sunday if her subject is in a position where he might win a title and a knighthood.
Even if she proved willing to heal our tattered economy, Gail would regularly take her eye off the ball every Sunday morning, during the Hollyoaks Omnibus Edition.
Earlier that evening, I watched most of the Omnibus edition of Little Dorrit on BBC One, which together with Bremner, Bird and Fortune on one of the commercial channels, made me feel that my TV licence money is not all going to the notorious presenters much in the news in the past week or two.
STILL on the subject of Hobbsy's fantastic tome, Muttley has never been a fan of Eastenders, but I might have to change my tune after accidentally catching a scene in Sunday's omnibus edition. There they were in the bookies, and on the counter in the background is the 2005 version of the Greyhound Annual.
A year later, she caused a huge controversy when she shared the first ever same-sex primetime TV kiss with Anna Friel's Beth Jordache in Brookside - an incident that sparked numerous complaints, leading to the scene being cut from the omnibus edition later that week.