point person

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she's become known as the point person for the state department's Middle East policy
Recent Examples on the Web Mueller has been the department's point person on the COVID-19 pandemic from the beginning. Erin Golden, Star Tribune, "Minnesota's new education commissioner says safe, in-person learning remains top goal," 27 Mar. 2021 The chamber’s other blackouts-fix point person, Energy Resources Committee Chairman Craig Goldman of Fort Worth, will shepherd those measures to passage, Paddie suggested. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "First winter storm bills advancing in Texas House tackle weatherization, emergency communications," 30 Mar. 2021 Well, joining me now is Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who has been designated as the point person for Senate Democrats on the issue of guns. NBC News, "Meet the Press - March 28, 2021," 28 Mar. 2021 If disaster strikes, the director will serve as the point person in coordinating the government’s non-military response. Fortune, "What the first-ever U.S. national cyber director will need to succeed," 11 Mar. 2021 Earlier this week, Abbott wrote a letter to Vice Prsident Kamala Harris, the point person for the Biden administration’s handling of the migrant surge and other issues along the border. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott plans Thursday visit to US-Mexico border city, will discuss cartel smuggling: report," 1 Apr. 2021 That's likely to be the case for Vice President Kamala Harris, who this week was named the new point person on immigration. Will Weissert, Star Tribune, "Vice presidents' policy projects come with political risks," 27 Mar. 2021 On Wednesday, Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to be the point person on immigration and the border situation. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Rep. Burgess Owens calls America a ‘dictatorship’ under President Joe Biden," 25 Mar. 2021 Sperling will be the White House's primary point person with governors and mayors to accelerate that work. Mabinty Quarshie, USA TODAY, "OnPolitics: Four presidents minus Trump," 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of point person

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Point person.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20person. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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