Ranking member



A legislator on a committee who belongs to the majority party and, by virtue of seniority, ranks first after the committee chairman. The most senior member representing the minority party is the ranking minority member of the committee.

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    [rang-kuh l] /ˈræŋ kəl/ verb (used without object), rankled, rankling. 1. (of unpleasant feelings, experiences, etc.) to continue to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment within the mind; fester; be painful. verb (used with object), rankled, rankling. 2. to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment in: His colleague’s harsh criticism rankled him for days. /ˈræŋkəl/ […]



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    [rang-kuh l] /ˈræŋ kəl/ verb (used without object), rankled, rankling. 1. (of unpleasant feelings, experiences, etc.) to continue to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment within the mind; fester; be painful. verb (used with object), rankled, rankling. 2. to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment in: His colleague’s harsh criticism rankled him for days. /ˈræŋkəl/ […]

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