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

Examples of congressional district in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just south of this district is New York's 15th, which has the highest poverty rate of any congressional district in the country. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, "Eliot Engel faces potential upset from progressive primary challenger," 16 June 2020 The congressional district necklace was a Christmas gift from her husband and shows how district boundaries benefit Chabot, 67, a Westwood Republican who has occupied the seat 24 out of the past 26 years. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, "'We are what America should be.' 4 Democratic women are challenging Greater Cincinnati's GOP congressmen," 13 July 2020 Jimmy Gomez represents California’s 34th congressional district as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Katie Bethell, Fortune, "To beat COVID-19, working families need a national paid leave program," 10 July 2020 But that wasn’t always the case in the farther-flung parts of the sprawling congressional district that were less served by strong local news. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, "Goodbye to the Hometown Paper," 8 July 2020 Though there are may ways to slice the data, one interesting window is to look at the number of loans by congressional district. Lance Lambert, Fortune, "These congressional districts saw the highest number of PPP loans over $150,000," 6 July 2020 These candidates will face off in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for New Jersey’s second congressional district, which covers the southern part of the state including Atlantic City. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "In Tuesday’s Primary, New Jersey Democrats Vie to Reclaim Van Drew’s Seat," 5 July 2020 Garcia, a Democrat representing Texas’s 29th congressional district, and Guillen's family met with Army leaders to discuss the investigation into the disappearance of the 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier. Houston Chronicle, "Texas official: Army suspects foul play in disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen," 24 June 2020 Hillary Clinton won the congressional district by over 93% in 2016. Grace Segers, CBS News, "It's the poorest and bluest congressional district in America. An anti-gay, pro-Trump Democrat is leading," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of congressional district

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Congressional district.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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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