resident commissioner

noun

Definition of resident commissioner

1 : a nonvoting representative of a dependency in the U.S. House of Representatives
2 : a resident administrator in a British colony or possession

Examples of resident commissioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The resident commissioner gains the right to vote in committee via an amendment to the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970. CNN, 9 Dec. 2021 Meanwhile, the island’s resident commissioner, Jenniffer Gonzalez, R-Puerto Rico, and congressman, Daren Soto, D-Fla., introduced the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act, pushing for the territory to become the 51st state of the nation. Cristina Corujo, ABC News, 27 Apr. 2021 The bill, introduced by Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Representative Darren Soto of Florida, has the backing of Puerto Rican Governor Pedro Pierluisi and Delegate Jenniffer González-Colón, the island's resident commissioner. Olivia Wilson, CBS News, 2 Mar. 2021 The New Progressive Party’s candidate for resident commissioner – Puerto Rico’s nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives – received 132,000 fewer votes than statehood did. Rashid Carlos Jamil Marcano Rivera, The Conversation, 14 Dec. 2020 Puerto Rico also sends a resident commissioner to Congress who can introduce legislation and vote in committees but not on the House floor. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, 3 Nov. 2020 On the day of and the day after death of a senator, representative, territorial delegate or the resident commissioner of Puerto Rico. Aaron Steckelberg, Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2019 The New York Times found in 2016 that Pierluisi introduced legislation as resident commissioner that would benefit at least two Wall Street companies that had hired his wife, María Elena Carrión, for financial advice. Patricia Mazzei, BostonGlobe.com, 31 July 2019 If that were to occur, one possible candidate would be Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner in Congress, who has been talked about as running for the seat in 2020. Alejandra Rosa, New York Times, 7 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of resident commissioner

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Resident commissioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resident%20commissioner. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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