con·​gress·​man | \ ˈkäŋ-(g)rəs-mən How to pronounce congressman (audio) \

Definition of congressman

: a member of a congress especially : a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Examples of congressman in a Sentence

a former congressman who is now a senator

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Raffensperger defeated former Georgia congressman John Barrow, a Democrat, garnering more than 50 percent of the vote with most of Georgia’s 2,634 precincts reporting. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Republican Brad Raffensperger wins Georgia secretary of state runoff," 5 Dec. 2018 Authorities may be less friendly in the Western part, which is represented by Rep. Steve King, the notoriously problematic congressman who said, among other things, that undocumented immigrants are unusually jacked marijuana mules. . Meredith Clark, Marie Claire, "Is CBD Even Legal Where You Live?," 12 Apr. 2019 And in a letter dated June 19, the three congressmen wrote to President Donald Trump seeking his help. Chris Fuchs /, NBC News, "U.S. citizen arrested during protest in Vietnam scheduled to stand trial," 13 July 2018 The freshman congressman grilled former FBI agent Peter Strzok at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday about anti-Trump texts Strzok sent while leading an investigation into Hillary Clinton. Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, "Trump endorses Florida congressman Matt Gaetz with tweet from London," 13 July 2018 Rauner will not be attending the Roskam fundraiser, and the congressman is scheduled to remain in Washington. Rick Pearson,, "Vice President Pence to speak in Rosemont Friday, when Gov. Rauner will introduce him," 12 July 2018 Jordan's spokesman said the Republican congressman is now working with investigators to set up a meeting. Julie Carr Smyth,, "Investigators' emails to US Rep. Jordan went to bad address," 6 July 2018 The 56-year-old congressman was first elected in 1998 and the last time he was challenged in a primary was 2004., "Meet The Bronx-Born Puerto Rican Challenging One Of The Most Powerful House Democrats," 13 June 2018 On July 1 this year, if polls are right, the mayor will likely be elected as the state’s governor, and the congressman will become one of its senators, both signs of the willingness to try new paths in Guadalajara and its surrounding area. Andrew Selee, Smithsonian, "How Guadalajara Reinvented Itself as a Technology Hub," 13 June 2018

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1780, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of congressman

: someone (especially a man) who is a member of a congress and especially of the U.S. House of Representatives


con·​gress·​man | \ ˈkäŋ-grəs-mən How to pronounce congressman (audio) \
plural congressmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of congressman

: a member of a congress and especially of the United States House of Representatives


plural congressmen

Legal Definition of congressman

: a member of Congress especially : a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

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