joint session


  1. a joint meeting, as of both houses of a bicameral legislature:

    The president addressed a joint session of Congress on the crisis in Central America.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of joint session1

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Example Sentences

New presidents typically deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress in February.

Pence had just begun presiding over the joint session of Congress that afternoon when law enforcement officials realized that the crowd massing around the Capitol had grown dangerous.

Debating and voting on each state could take three hours or more, pushing the joint session well into Thursday.

Mahogany boxes containing sealed envelopes with each state’s electoral college vote are marched into a joint session of Congress.

The objections would come during a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.

Obama was assuring the joint session that his health-care plan would not apply to illegal immigrants.

Obama tipped his hand during his big speech presenting the jobs bill to a joint session of Congress.

The president speaks about the American Jobs Act, one day after introducing it to a joint session of Congress.

He came up with new proposals—just as Obama has done with the American Jobs Act in his speech to the joint session of Congress.

The president addresses a joint session of Congress Thursday evening to outline his latest plan for an economic recovery.

Mrs. Stanton delivered this address before a joint session of the New York legislature in March 1860.

Seldom Helward's proposition was discussed noisily in joint session on the poop, and finally accepted.

McKinstry refused to consider the Senate as permanently organized until Martin was disposed of, fearing a joint session.

We held a joint session Monday morning for the purpose of authorizing the payment of all expenses necessary for that purpose.

This was so favorably received that the Governor and President called for the reading of it before the joint session.





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