committee of the whole

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committee of the whole

The whole membership of a legislative body sitting as a committee to consider the details of a proposal.
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commit′tee of the whole′

a committee composed of all the members of a legislative body, meeting under relaxed rules in order to expedite business.
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My dear Mrs Veneering, do let us resolve ourselves into a Committee of the whole House on the subject.'
'And this,' pursues the sprightly one, 'is a Committee of the whole House to what-you-may-call-it--elicit, I suppose--the voice of Society.
The house now resolved itself into a committee of the whole, to consider the accommodations and arrangements for the meeting.
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The committee of the whole diverted the rest to the DepEd, SUCs, DOH, Department of Agriculture, and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
'The committee report made by the Committee of the Whole is a better one.
, who was budget secretary when Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was president, was chosen chairman of the committee of the whole. He said the details of the realignments would be specific in the budget program.
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Speaking on a point of order in the Senate, he asked chairman Senate to constitute a committee of the whole to summon the chief election commissioner and secretary of election commission to brief the house about measures taken for holding free, fair and transparent elections.

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