What's the most significant rider tacked onto an appropriations bill?
October 1, 2013 9:39 PM Subscribe
Appropriations bills can be amended to add pretty much anything as a "rider." So, what's the most significant legislation that was enacted as a rider? The Wikipedia page on riders
lists the Real ID Act, which would have created a de facto national driver database, as being attached to a defense appropriations bill. Any other examples?
posted by wnissen to law & government (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Obviously, I'm trying to get context for the Republican effort to tie an Obamacare delay/repeal/defunding to the continuing resolution. However, I want all examples of meaningful legislation that was tacked onto appropriations, regardless of party or whether you think they were good or bad.