resident commissioner


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

Examples of resident commissioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The term of the last resident commissioner, Louis Jackson, expired on Sept. 30. Joseph Flaherty,, 22 Nov. 2023 Puerto Rico is served by a resident commissioner, who is elected every four years. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 27 Sep. 2022 The island only has one representative in Congress, Republican Jenniffer González-Colón, a resident commissioner who can't vote. Theara Coleman, The Week, 24 Dec. 2022 There is also a resident commissioner from the US territory of Puerto Rico. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 3 Oct. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of resident commissioner was in 1902

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“Resident commissioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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