act of congress


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act of congress

That which is extremely difficult to achieve or requires a large amount of effort or patience to enact. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. It's like you have to have an act of congress before the city council will pay to fix the roads in this town. Trying to get my doctor on the phone is like an act of congress!
See also: act, congress, of
References in classic literature ?
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.
It was forbidden by act of Congress -- here I had not the slightest intention of telling a lie.
The creation of such a commission, either by executive issuance or by an act of Congress, 'effectively defeats the independence and flexibility needed by the Ombudsman,' Fajardo said.
Despite claims of Capitol Hill Democratic legislators that the FCC already has the power to demand the identities of people funding political advertising, the Commission has no plans to go there short of an act of Congress.
But the environmental group Tualatin Riverkeepers maintains that the proposed quarry's proximity to the federally designated wildlife refuge amounts to far more than a mere administrative inconvenience for the developers, as the company wants to drain wetlands on a resource that took an act of Congress to create.
Proposed increase in compensation for public sector workers including public school teachers would require an act of Congress.
President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1916 calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day, but it wasn't until 1949 that an act of Congress signed by President Harry Truman designated June 14 as Flag Day.
Summary: Muscat: Act of Congress, a US musical group based in Birmingham, Alabama that specialises in .
Act of Congress is about a major effort to get them to do just that.
Established by an Act of Congress that was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.
The President's Own" United States Marine Band was established by an act of Congress in 1798, making it America's oldest professional musical organization.
The Star-Spangled Banner became the US national anthem by Act of Congress in 1931.
CFPB was created by an act of Congress as part of the Dodd-Frank Act to provide year-round supervision of more than 100 banks that together control 80 percent of U.
By an Act of Congress, 31 January 1873, the postal privileges for most U.
limit our analysis to whether Louisiana law overrides the Convention's requirement that the present dispute be submitted to arbitration because we construe an act of Congress to invalidate, impair, or supersede state law.