con·​gress·​per·​son | \ ˈkäŋ-(g)rəs-ˌpər-sən How to pronounce congressperson (audio) \

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Women of the House centers around Suzanne, who is a grieving widow of a congressperson and ends up becoming a member of the House of Representatives after assuming her late husband’s office. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "Designing Women Had a Spinoff, and You Can Stream It on Amazon Prime," 28 Aug. 2019 Write to or call your congressperson, letting them know your opinion on the issue. Emily Hernandez, Teen Vogue, "What Is Climate Change? Everything You Need To Know About Global Warming," 17 July 2018 To test their prototype, Stephens called Will Hurd, a Republican congressperson whose district includes the nation’s longest stretch of land bordering Mexico. Steven Levy, WIRED, "Inside Palmer Luckey’s Bid to Build A Border Wall," 11 June 2018 There are all these tools to automatically connect you to the congressperson. Isaac Chotiner, Slate Magazine, "Has Protesting Become Too Easy?," 8 May 2017 Did your congressperson ignore warnings that sea-level rise would make storm surges worse? Emily Atkin, New Republic, "Yes, politicize Hurricane Harvey—just not like this.," 28 Aug. 2017 Calls to congresspersons geographically beyond my voting purview are accepted, but not (necessarily) tallied for opinion, i.e., largely a waste of time. Rosa Inocencio Smith, The Atlantic, "Does Technology Aid Political Action or Distract From It?," 12 May 2017 How many Democrats would have to vote in a Republican primary to change that congressperson’s views? Seth J. Hill, Washington Post, "Want to change Congress? Change who votes in ‘safe’ Republican or Democratic primaries.," 4 May 2017 Most people don't even know who their congressperson is in many places. Sarah D. Wire,, "All of California's GOP House members voted to pass the Obamacare repeal bill," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of congressperson

1972, in the meaning defined above

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: a congressman or congresswoman

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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