act of Congress(Noun)
Authorization that is extremely difficult to get, especially in a timely fashion.
Origin: From the literal sense of act enacted by US Congress
Act of Congress
An Act of Congress is a statute enacted by the United States Congress. It can either be a Public Law, relating to the general public, or a Private Law, relating to specific institutions or individuals. The term can be used in other countries with a legislature named "Congress," such as the Congress of the Philippines.
The numerical value of act of congress in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of act of congress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The only thing that changes an agency's behavior is an act of Congress.
The Treasury has limited flexibility when it comes to intervening in financial markets without an act of Congress, treasury would have to go in less as a provider of capital and more as a provider of advice and guidance.
The President can exercise no power which cannot be fairly and reasonably traced to some specific grant of power in the Federal Constitution or in an act of Congress passed in pursuance thereof. There is no undefined residuum of power which he can exercise because it seems to him to be in the public interest.
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