from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, consisting of, or supported by members of two parties, especially two major political parties: a bipartisan resolution.
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- adj. relating to, or supported by two groups, especially by two political parties
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- adj. supported by both sides
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Any time you hear the term bipartisan, check "your six" and check your wallet.
When you think of the term bipartisan, you immediately think of John Chafee, known throughout his beloved Rhode Island simply as "the man you can trust."
And please, guys, stop throwing around the word "bipartisan"!
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Democrat Max Baucus, is circulating what he calls a bipartisan proposal for health care reform.
According to the two people in the office, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, DeConcini defended Leiby and, praising what he characterized as her bipartisan fairness and expertise, urged McCain to give her a second look.
The real last hope of them getting a Republican to sign onto what they call a bipartisan bill.
Six key U.S. senators are trying to beat him to the punch and hammer out what they call a bipartisan compromise before his big speech.
So we want to see what we call bipartisan support and national support for long-term programs to improve those outcomes.
And also this morning, after this White House meeting with the president, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist joined Speaker Hastert in saying that yesterday, those two Republican leaders here on the Hill formed what they call a bipartisan committee to take a look at exactly what went wrong in the immediate aftermath of the storm.
The president, of course, waiting almost three weeks to sign this bill to get maximum mileage out of a display of what he calls bipartisan support for this package of legislation.