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

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Recent Examples on the Web Does your child want to write a letter to a congressperson? Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, "Supporting Teens' Mental Health Right Now Starts With Kickstarting Hard Conversations," 11 Aug. 2020 As of this writing, there isn’t a single Republican congressperson wavering in his or her fealty to the President. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: “Was There a Quid Pro Quo? The Answer Is Yes.”," 24 Nov. 2019 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

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Congressperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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: a congressman or congresswoman

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