a representative from a dependency, as Guam or Puerto Rico, who is entitled to speak, but not to vote, in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Origin of resident commissioner
First recorded in 1900–05
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the representative of Puerto Rico in the US House of Representatives. He or she may speak but has no vote
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