subcommittee

noun
sub·​com·​mit·​tee | \ ˈsəb-kə-ˌmi-tē How to pronounce subcommittee (audio) , ˌsəb-kə-ˈmi-\

Definition of subcommittee

: a subdivision of a committee usually organized for a specific purpose

Examples of subcommittee in a Sentence

The Senate has formed a subcommittee to set up an investigation.

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DeFazio, chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Larsen, who heads an aviation subcommittee, said the fact that Boeing knew about the defect for more than a year before disclosing it to the FAA is a big problem. Washington Post, "Legislators: Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix Max flaw," 7 June 2019 DeFazio, chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Larsen, who heads an aviation subcommittee, said the fact that Boeing knew about the defect for more than a year before disclosing it to the FAA is a big problem. Tom Krisher And David Koenig, chicagotribune.com, "2 lawmakers say Boeing originally wanted to wait 3 years to fix 737 Max warning-light flaw," 7 June 2019 DeFazio, chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Larsen, who heads an aviation subcommittee, said the fact that Boeing knew about the defect for more than a year before disclosing it to the FAA is a big problem. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2 lawmakers say Boeing originally wanted to wait 3 years to fix 737 Max warning-light flaw," 7 June 2019 Stehlik told the subcommittee, which at the time was considering a ban on transgender troops that officially took effect in April. Julie Compton, NBC News, "#Pride50: Alivia Stehlik — Transgender Army captain," 3 June 2019 The proposal to have USDA regulate cellular agriculture doesn’t have unanimous support, even in the agriculture subcommittee that yesterday advanced the bill to the full Appropriations Committee. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "As lab-grown meat advances, U.S. lawmakers call for regulation," 10 May 2018 Two bills aimed at protecting affordable-housing funds from raids both died in subcommittee during this year’s legislative session. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Chipping away at Central Florida's housing needs isn't enough," 28 Apr. 2018 The allegations are expected to be raised Wednesday in a Senate Judiciary subcommittee examining the immigration court system. Bill Lambrecht, San Antonio Express-News, "S.A. congressman have ‘grave concern’ that immigration judges selected for their politics," 17 Apr. 2018 It got shelved in a House subcommittee that meets for the last time on Thursday, and the bill isn’t on the agenda, probably killing it. Steve Bousquet, miamiherald, "Confederate leaders have their own holidays in Florida. Will they be repealed?," 8 Feb. 2018

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1606, in the meaning defined above

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subcommittee

noun

English Language Learners Definition of subcommittee

: a part of a committee that is organized for a certain purpose

subcommittee

noun
sub·​com·​mit·​tee | \ ˈsəb-kə-ˌmi-tē How to pronounce subcommittee (audio) \

Legal Definition of subcommittee

: a subdivision of a committee that is assigned a portion of the committee's jurisdiction, holds hearings, amends legislation, and reports to the committee

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