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Amendment

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Amendment, in legislation, change in a bill or motion under discussion, or in an existing law or constitution. In the U.S. Congress a bill already passed by one house may be amended by the second house. If the first house does not agree to this amendment, a conference committee, made up of members of both houses, is called to work out a compromise.

See also: Parliamentary procedure; Constitution of the United States; Bill of rights.

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