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 Health Minister Jens Spahn conferred with his colleagues from Germany's 16 states on Friday, the day after the country's standing committee on vaccination issued a draft recommendation. Geir Moulson, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 Detroit's planning and economic development standing committee on Thursday approved the request, which will be presented before City Council on Tuesday for a final vote. Dana Afana, Detroit Free Press, 24 June 2021 Pelosi laid out on a caucus call earlier this month, including having multiple committees continue their investigations, empowering a single standing committee to take the lead on the probe or impaneling a Benghazi-style select committee. Andrew Solender, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Pelosi has floated empowering a single standing committee to take charge of the Jan. 6 probe or impaneling a Benghazi-style select committee as two possible options. Andrew Solender, Forbes, 8 June 2021 John Scott, who finished his six year run as chair of the standing committee in January, said the proposal to mask directors did not come up during his tenure. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, 19 Apr. 2021 Germany's standing committee on vaccinations—STIKO, which is housed at the Robert Koch Institute and advises the government—is preparing a new recommendation about the AstraZeneca vaccine. David Meyer, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2021 The Planning Commission first took up the issue in October 2019, and appointed a standing committee to investigate. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 And make our Congress the second standing committee of People’s National Representatives of China? Manyin Li, National Review, 7 Mar. 2021

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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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“Standing committee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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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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