plural noun
con·​gress·​peo·​ple | \ ˈkäŋ-(g)rəs-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce congresspeople (audio) \

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House Democrats have been trying to circumvent Trump’s wishes by going straight to the IRS to get the returns, prompting White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to insult the intelligence of congresspeople. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "4 Things That Might Be Easier Than Getting Donald Trump’s Tax Returns," 15 Apr. 2019 Not every penny spent on persuading congresspeople has to be reported—and a lot of political activities, like think tank funding, don’t count as lobbying. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Fossil fuel lobbyists grossly outspend “Big Green”," 20 July 2018 Democratic congresspeople, government ethics organizations, and congressional committees have asked for additional investigations, filed lawsuits and challenges, and are conducting inquiries in many other issues. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "How Scott Pruitt Blew It: A List of Scandals That Led to the EPA Chief's Resignation," 5 July 2018 There’s also a widget that anyone can put on their site, urging people to contact their congresspeople. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Reddit, Tumblr, and other sites are adding ‘red alerts’ to support a net neutrality vote in Congress," 9 May 2018 Now her office runneth over with civilians and congresspeople and foreign dignitaries alike. Joel Barhamand, Allure, "The Fascinating Life and Work of Washington D.C.'s Most Renowned Dermatologist," 31 Mar. 2018 Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg called on gun-control supporters to demand town hall meetings with their congresspeople, senators and mayors. Dan Sweeney,, "As Stoneman Douglas students call for town halls, readers weigh in on movement," 27 Mar. 2018 And the newest class of freshmen congresspeople had brought new champions—like Washington’s Pramila Jayapal, who took the stage more than once—into the caucus. Sarah Jaffe, The New Republic, "A Party Within the Democratic Party," 14 Mar. 2018 In fact, maybe the best indicator of the actual state of the union can be viewed in the faces of our congresspeople. Katie Van Syckle, The Cut, "The Best Facial Expressions at the State of the Union," 30 Jan. 2018

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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noun plural

Legal Definition of congresspeople

: members of Congress : congressmen and congresswomen

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