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
Recent Examples of congressman from the Web
That finding explains why a computer scientist turned congressman in a state that's literally washing away would reflexively bang out a statement applauding the president.
In May, disgraced ex-N.Y. congressman Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to a federal obscenity charge for sexting with a 15-year-old girl, using social media believed to include Kik.
There were congressmen, state lawmakers and state Supreme Court justices.
As a freshman congressman, Lowry proposed the first legislation to give financial reparations to more than 100,000 Japanese Americans and Aleuts for their World War II internment in prison camps.
Steve King, the Republican congressman for this predominantly white, conservative district, blames immigrants and refugees for pushing down wages, bringing unwelcome cultural diversity and burdening public services.
For generations, visitors to the cemetery and descendants of those buried there have complained, calling congressmen and writing letters.
Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a major league pitching star who took his aggressive, no-nonsense brand of competitiveness into the game of politics as a congressman and senator from Kentucky, has died at the age of 85.
Kinzinger, a Republican from Channahon, has visited Afghanistan as a congressman and flown missions there as an Air National Guard pilot.
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CONGRESSMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of congressman for English Language Learners
: someone (especially a man) who is a member of a congress and especially of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Definition of congressman for Students
: a member of a congress and especially of the United States House of Representatives
Legal Definition of congressman
: a member of Congress; especially : a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
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