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Writing of the Declaration of Independence

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute


An amendment in the nature of a substitute is an amendment that would strike a large portion or the entire text of a bill or measure and is replaced with new language.


The House Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry wanted to alter so much of the Congressman’s bill that it was easier to amend the bill in the nature of a substitution rather than make so many changes to the original bill.

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