- of or relating to a congress.
- (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the Congress of the U.S.: a Congressional committee.
Origin of congressional
Examples from the Web for congressional
Or (horrors) he could reach out to congressional leaders in both parties to pursue bipartisan legislation.Obama’s Pot Policy Is Refer Madness
January 5, 2015
She fails to appreciate the congressional and constitutional obstacles Johnson had to overcome to win passage of the bill.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
After the Thursday prayer, the crowd of Congressional staff and lawmakers posed in the iconic, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose.Capitol Hill's Black Staffers Walk Out to Say ‘Hands Up, Don't Shoot!’
December 11, 2014
The answer is that you flip state legislatures, since in most places, state legislatures draw the congressional district lines.Seriously, Democrats: You’re Done in Dixie
December 10, 2014
At the congressional level, and from there on down, the Democrats should just forget about the place.Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
December 8, 2014
Now, it happened that our Congressional District was one of the closest.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
The need was urgent, and the country could not wait for Congressional action.Herbert Hoover
Verily this is a new departure in congressional proceedings!
However, it would be possible to get Congressional aid to mark the trail.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
But Mr. Rhodes says the Congressional plan of Reconstruction was a failure.
- of or relating to a congress
Word Origin and History for congressional
1690s, from Latin congressionem (from congressus, see congress) + -al (1). Originally sometimes reviled as barbarous, Pickering (1816) quotes an unnamed English correspondent: "The term Congress belonging to America, the Americans may employ its derivatives, without waiting for the assent of the English."