standing committee


Definition of standing committee

: a permanent committee especially of a legislative body

Examples of standing committee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fairfax maintains a standing committee charged with advising school officials on the FLE curriculum. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, 15 July 2022 Specific qualifications were not listed, but board members are required to attend monthly meetings at 4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month and are asked to serve on at least one standing committee, according to the ADAMHS Board website. Kaitlin Durbin, cleveland, 22 Mar. 2022 So when funding opportunities arise, a standing committee that has discussed flooding at length with neighborhood leaders may be better positioned to decide what criteria the city should follow in choosing projects. Megan Stringer, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2022 In November, Hui didn’t join a CPPCC standing committee meeting due to the ongoing crisis at Evergrande, two people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be named discussing private information. Venus Feng,, 23 Feb. 2022 Amendment Bill, 2021 to a parliamentary standing committee. Mayank Aggarwal, Quartz, 10 Feb. 2022 Without being heard by a House standing committee, SB211 skipped from the House Rules Committee straight to the House floor. Daedan Olander, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Mar. 2022 Both those resolutions and a third attempting to reverse Paduchik’s reorganization of standing committee members were tabled. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 3 Dec. 2021 Lisonbee’s move from chair of the House Judiciary Committee to vice chair means there are no women leading any standing committee in the House. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of standing committee

circa 1636, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of standing committee was circa 1636

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24 Aug 2022

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“Standing committee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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Legal Definition of standing committee

: a permanent committee especially : one in a house or senate with jurisdiction over legislation in a particular area (as the judiciary or the armed services)

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