committee of the whole
- A state where the entire membership of a legislative body, such as the House of Representatives, convenes as a single committee while adhering to less formal procedural rules
- During the discussion of the proposed law, the House of Representatives decided to form a committee of the whole.
- The committee of the whole plays a key role in the legislative process by allowing all members to partake in the debate.
- In a bid to expedite the process, the legislative body converted into a committee of the whole to review and amend the bill.