omnibus omnibus  /ˈɑm nə bəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an anthology of articles on a related subject or an anthology of the works of a single author
  2. (n) a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
  3. (adj) providing for many things at once

Usage(s):

  1. So when the House and Senate passed the omnibus crime bill later that year, people actually noticed.
  2. Just got the traveling press schedule for the Romnibus, and he's leaving South Carolina today.

News

  1. New gun bill draft eliminates pistol purchase permit system

    A new version of an omnibus gun bill moving through the legislature would eliminate the state's pistol purchase permitting system, allow for concealed handgun permit holders to lock their weapons in cars on any educational campus, and carry in bars and restaurants.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WRAL.com Raleigh

  2. Perry urged to sign bill to reduce exams

    Six organizations representing a statewide coalition of advocates in favor of reducing the emphasis on high-stakes testing sent a joint letter to Gov. Rick Perry Monday morning urging him to sign House Bill 5 — the omnibus bill that would drastically reduce the number of state exams students must take and overhaul curriculum requirements for high school students. “Parents, teachers, education ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

  3. "Ohm Sweet Ohm" The Average UK Home Uses 7.4 Channels of Communication

    The role of the phone in communication is waning as consumers embrace other social and text-based methods of communication, according to Omnibus polling for KANA.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "I am instructing Budget Director Jim Nussle to review options for dealing with wasteful spending in the omnibus bill," Bush said at a press conference in Washington.
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Bloomberg

  2. "The omnibus bill largely yields to the President's top-line budget numbers, but it also addresses some of the bottom-line priorities of the American people," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. "The Grinch tried to steal Christmas, but we didn't...
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Tom Harkin Source: Forbes

  3. "I am signing an imperfect omnibus bill because it's necessary for the ongoing functions of government," Obama said, adding that he would use it as a "departure point" for enacting new reforms.
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

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