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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On Thursday, a Senate subcommittee recommended recommended slashing NOAA’s 2018 budget to $4.87 billion, a $710 million decrease.
The subcommittee will hold a formal legislative markup session to discuss the new portions of the bill on Thursday, June 22.
The subcommittee has considered adding hiking and jogging trails, a bocce ball court, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a leash-free dog park, a community garden, new access points, and opening it up as a wedding venue.
Myth (sort of): Wind power is a finite resource This remark was famously made by U.S. Representative Joe Barton in a 2009 Congressional subcommittee hearing.
In the 1980s, Rep. Bill Natcher (D-Ky.) routinely closed the subcommittee markup of the spending bill to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, even when there was no particular controversy to avoid.
Sessions had originally been scheduled to make separate appearances Tuesday before subcommittees of the House and Senate Appropriations panels.
Sessions is scheduled to appear Tuesday before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to discuss the Justice Department's budget.
DeVos Hits East Hartford This time, in a hearing before a Senate subcommittee, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos repeated her criticism of the East Hartford public school system.
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SUBCOMMITTEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subcommittee for English Language Learners
: a part of a committee that is organized for a certain purpose
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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