congressional district


Definition of congressional district

: a territorial division of a state from which a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is elected

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Gabbard represents Hawaii's second congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, having first been elected in 2013. Brian Pascus, CBS News, "Tulsi Gabbard to report for active duty for 2 weeks," 12 Aug. 2019 Weeks later, spurred on by a Fox News segment, Mr Trump characterised a congressional district in Baltimore as rat-infested and dangerous. G.e.m., The Economist, "How Democrats might woo undecided voters in 2020," 7 Aug. 2019 Hurd’s decision not to seek reelection leaves one of the most competitive congressional districts in the country with no incumbent heading into the 2020 elections. Jeremy Wallace,, "San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd won’t seek reelection in one of country’s most competitive districts," 1 Aug. 2019 The 7th congressional district in Maryland, which Cummings has represented since 1996, includes half of Baltimore city but also ranges farther west and north into suburban Baltimore and Howard counties. Washington Post, "Maryland slaps back at Trump over tweet attacking Baltimore and congressman," 27 July 2019 Scherie Murray, a Republican businesswoman originally from Jamaica, announced her candidacy for New York’s 14th congressional district in Queens and the Bronx today. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "AOC’s surprise new Republican challenger was an AOC fan," 17 July 2019 Republican legislative leaders oppose the bill, which would require civil servants to draw legislative and congressional districts in ways that wouldn't give one political party an advantage. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Gerrymandering opponents vow to pressure lawmakers as leaders signal legislation is dead," 16 July 2019 The court rejected challenges to Republican-drawn congressional districts in North Carolina and a Democratic district in Maryland. Mark Sherman, Anchorage Daily News, "Supreme Court says federal courts don’t have a role in deciding gerrymandering claims," 27 June 2019 Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries that determine congressional districts in each state, in order to balance the population among districts. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Everything You Need to Know About Gerrymandering," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of congressional district

1812, in the meaning defined above

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: a territorial division of a state from which a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is elected

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