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.

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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 An additional staffer was added to the management team to make up for that, said Karen King, who served on the church council’s steering committee for five years and was privy to the hiring conversations. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, "What happens when a church dedicated to fighting white supremacy is accused of it.," 17 Apr. 2018 The images and input from the community, will then go to the project’s steering committee before the concept drawings and feedback goes to city council for consideration. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "DuPage Children's Museum land identified as potential commuter parking structure in 5th Avenue redevelopment," 29 June 2018 The Faculty Senate chairwoman said Friday that Frederick responded and proposed a meeting with the Faculty Senate’s steering committee and the executive committee of trustees, which will probably take place after graduation. Susan Svrluga, Washington Post, "Howard faculty council calls on university leaders to resign," 28 Apr. 2018 Margaret McLaughlin, a member Metro DC DSA’s steering committee, said in a statement. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Protesters Crash Kirstjen Nielsen’s Dinner at a Mexican Restaurant," 20 June 2018 Margaret McLaughlin, a member of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America steering committee, said in a statement, CNN reports. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Shamed by Protesters at a Mexican Restaurant ... A MEXICAN RESTAURANT!," 20 June 2018 The Banks steering committee has been working on the concert venue for months. Jason Williams,, "PX column: Bengals' threat reminds us they're not about being good corporate citizens," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of steering committee

1887, in the meaning defined above

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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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