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resident commissioner

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the representative of Puerto Rico in the US House of Representatives. He or she may speak but has no vote
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res′ident commis′sioner

a nonvoting representative from a dependency entitled to speak in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Noun1.resident commissioner - the representative of Puerto Rico in the United States House of Representativesresident commissioner - the representative of Puerto Rico in the United States House of Representatives
representative - a person who represents others
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Woodford, Resident Commissioner of the British Solomons.
I must add that Peggy, like Jerry, was born at Meringe Lagoon, on Meringe Plantation, which is of the Island of Ysabel, said Ysabel Island lying next north of Florida Island, where is the seat of government and where dwells the Resident Commissioner, Mr.
Off to the right, under another lantern, he could make out the Resident Commissioner's clerk and the Makambo's super-cargo heatedly discussing some error in the bill of lading.
Rao has asked students and parents to contact Resident Commissioner Sri Vedantam Giri at Telangana Bhavan, New Delhi for assistance.
Then he was sent, together with Pablo Ocampo Sr., to Washington as Resident Commissioner making them the first Filipino members of the U.S.
"The devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back nearly 20 to 30 years," said Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez, according to the Washington Post.
4 -- "Vibrant Gujarat is connecting India to the world," Resident Commissioner of Gujarat in New Delhi Bharat Lal said.
This grant will enable the Early Head Start program to partner with local child care centers that serve chiklren from low-income families, said Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi.
IRCTC, the Indian Railways subsidiary that was catering for the Sadan, has stopped all operations in protest, and complained to the Maharashtra resident commissioner Bipin Mallick.
Mumbai: Despite the nationwide outrage over a Shiv Sena MP trying to forcibly feed a fasting Muslim, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has demanded the dismissal of the resident commissioner of the new Maharashtra guesthouse and office in New Delhi where the incident occurred.
I'm sending the Resident Commissioner from Delhi to visit the university in question to ascertain all the facts before deciding next steps."

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