Iron-triangle meaning

The definition of an iron triangle is a three-way political relationship between Congress, an administrative agency and a special interest group to influence Congressional decisions.

An example of an iron triangle is Monsanto executives being appointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in order to give more power to GMO crop producers through Congress.

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(US, politics) The policy-making relationship among the congressional committees, the bureaucracy (executive) (sometimes called "government agencies"), and interest groups.
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