steering committee

noun

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 For years, the steering committee has been discussing whether to renovate or replace the 46-year-old jail, and at one point approved plans to build a new $550 million facility on a different site near downtown Cleveland. Kaitlin Durbin, cleveland, 23 June 2022 Most CIOs will tell you that the quarterly meetings of their company’s IT steering committee are about as much fun as oral surgery. Mark Settle, Forbes, 21 June 2022 As part of the encampment protest, the organization’s steering committee is circulating a petition calling for the supervisors to hold a public hearing to discuss their demands. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Feb. 2022 The draft report, which has not yet been finalized and was dated in April, is the work of a steering committee tasked with making plans for Harvard's collection of human remains. Zachary Schermele, NBC News, 8 June 2022 For the last six months, Prosper West San Antonio — formerly the West Side Development Corporation — has facilitated that work under the leadership of a local steering committee. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Jan. 2022 Community members also are invited to apply by Oct. 17 for a position on a steering committee that will be guiding the process. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Sep. 2021 Three members of the Equality Health Foundation staff, analysts and a dozen community health experts from Blue Zones are working on the assessment phase, with another dozen community leaders on the project's steering committee. Megan Taros, The Arizona Republic, 25 Apr. 2022 Reyna Aburto, second counselor in the general Relief Society presidency and a member of the steering committee for the Book of Mormon Video Library project, talks with cast members on set near Springville on June 22, 2018. The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of steering committee

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of steering committee was in 1887

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27 Jun 2022

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steering committee

noun

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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