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 In some cases, members of the steering committee have had access to only names and countries of origin while trying to locate separated parents. Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times, "Parents of 545 Children Separated at the Border Cannot Be Found," 21 Oct. 2020 The bond steering committee began meeting last year and based its recommendations on a study of previous bond packages, district buildings, enrollment projections, financial data and a community survey. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Richardson ISD considers $750M bond election," 20 Jan. 2021 Member, South Florida steering committee for Human Rights Campaign. Anthony Man,, "Leadership changes coming to Broward political parties as they regroup and look to 2022," 28 Nov. 2020 Independent journalist Georgia Fort, who co-chairs the community reparations steering committee, said Wednesday's council action is an important first step. Shannon Prather, Star Tribune, "St. Paul to form reparations commission for descendants of slaves," 13 Jan. 2021 One is a 21-member steering committee for the New Directions 2040 project, which will provide an update to the parish’s master plan. Andrew Canulette,, "Pair of committees formed to make recommendations on comprehensive plan, parish finances," 11 Dec. 2020 The four contenders for RNC co-chairman will have an opportunity to make their case to party members Wednesday during a virtual forum on Zoom hosted jointly by the RNC’s conservative steering committee and conservative caucus. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "RNC co-chairman race emerges as test of 2024 independence from Trump," 7 Dec. 2020 Earlier Tuesday, a Democratic party steering committee bypassed a bid by Toledo’s Marcy Kaptur to head chair the House Appropriations Committee, instead selecting Connecticut’s Rosa DeLauro for the job on the committee allotting federal spending. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, "Three Ohio Republicans passed over for top House of Representatives committee jobs," 3 Dec. 2020 Using long-range facilities and technology master plans that the district created in 2018 and 2019, a 100-member citizens bond steering committee spent seven months constructing a plan of what the bond package would look like. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "Five things to know about the record-setting 2020 Dallas ISD bond package," 22 Oct. 2020

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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 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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