Definition of resident commissioner in English:

resident commissioner

Line breaks: resi|dent com|mis¦sion¦er

noun

  • A delegate elected to represent Puerto Rico in the US House of Representatives. They are able to speak in the House and serve on committees, but may not vote.
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    • Puerto Rico's lone representative to that body, a resident commissioner in the House, has voice but no vote except in committees.
    • The island is represented in the U.S House of Representatives by a resident commissioner, which for many years was a nonvoting position.
    • An elected resident commissioner represents the island in the U.S. Congress but has no vote.

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