lawmaker lawmaker  /ˈlɔ ˌmeɪ kər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws

Usage(s):

  1. The Republican Party is using the newfound fame of the lawmaker who shouted.
  2. A lobbyist can perform no greater favor for a lawmaker than to help get him elected.
  3. Hong Kong lawmaker Alan Leung photographed in his office on February 26, 2007.

News

  1. Mass. lawmaker seeks more money for state police

    A state lawmaker is proposing to increase state police funding by $100,000 for more patrols in Springfield. The proposal by state Sen. James T. Welch, a West Springfield Democrat, calls for the money to be allocated during the summer or when the state police commander believes it's necessary.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  2. Lawmaker seeks impeachment of UT regent

    AUSTIN — A Waxahachie lawmaker filed a resolution Monday seeking to impeach University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, citing his “misleading” application for office and his pursuit of “burdensome, wasteful and intrusive” requests for documents from the system's flagship university. A spokesman for Gov. Rick Perry, indicating that Hall has the governor's support, suggested Pitts may be ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

  3. Lawmaker: 1 Killed in Protest in Southeast Turkey

    Lawmaker: 1 killed in protests by Kurds denouncing construction of military post in Turkey        
    on June 28, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "Senator Kennedy's role in the US Senate cannot be overstated," said McCain. "He is a legendary lawmaker, and I have the highest respect for him. When we have worked together, he has been a skillful, fair and generous partner."
    on May 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: USA Today

  2. "I cannot predict whether he is going to be available to be president of the state, but I also cannot say whether I will keep being a lawmaker," Alarcon said during a news conference on a visit to Quito.
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: Ricardo Alarcon Source: Reuters

  3. "That is unacceptable, Mr. Prime Minister," Mr. Mashhadani said over the tumult. "It is unacceptable, Mr. Prime Minister, to make such accusations against a lawmaker under the dome of Parliament."
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: Mahmoud al-Mashhadani Source: New York Times

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