steering committee


Definition of steering committee

: a managing or directing committee specifically : a committee that determines the order in which business will be taken up in a U.S. legislative body

Examples of steering committee in a Sentence

The CEO consulted with the project's steering committee and asked for a status report.
Recent Examples on the Web Doug Perks, chair of the Friends group’s steering committee, told the paper the group will maintain the building and tell its story. USA TODAY, "Navajo ‘Baby Shark,’ Stanley Hotel, final ‘Plunge for Pete’: News from around our 50 states," 31 Dec. 2019 Andy Rorvig, an attorney in St. Paul, Yusef Mgeni, a civic volunteer in St. Paul, and Jack Hoeschler, an attorney in St. Paul, are members of the Saint Paul STRONG steering committee. Andy Rorvig, Twin Cities, "Rorvig, Mgeni, Hoeschler: In St. Paul, taxes rise and rise and rise. Can we talk more about this?," 1 Dec. 2019 She was interviewed by Lauriann Wright, chair of the Women of Dignity Health steering committee. Glendale News-Press, "On the Town: Women of Dignity Health organization holds its first luncheon," 15 Oct. 2019 TriMet’s steering committee will be briefed on the latest particulars at its September meeting., "Barbur light rail project faces $462 million funding gap, tough decisions loom," 23 Aug. 2019 Morgan serves as chair of the University Network Faith Alliance against Slavery and Trafficking steering committee at Vanguard University. Coast Magazine, Orange County Register, "White House appoints Vanguard University leader to council on human trafficking," 31 Oct. 2019 In fact, a party steering committee asked Hubbard to temporarily step aside from his duties as House Speaker during his corruption trial. al, "How many free passes does the GOP have to give?," 18 Oct. 2019 Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and co-chaired the Sargasso Sea Alliance steering committee. David Doubilet, National Geographic, "The Sargasso Sea: Why it’s a living laboratory for change," 12 June 2019 Next of kin of the 17 people killed in the Stoneman Douglas school shooting will receive $400,000 each, under the allocation formula approved Monday by a steering committee overseeing distribution of a $10.5 million donation fund. Ron Hurtibise,, "Parkland victims' fund distribution ranges from $400,000 to $1,000 each," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of steering committee

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Steering committee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of steering committee

: a group of people who are in charge of managing or directing something

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Legal Definition of steering committee

: a managing or directing committee specifically : a committee that determines the order in which business will be taken up in a U.S. legislative body

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