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A congressman or congresswoman.
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(ˈkɒŋ grɪsˌpɜr sən)

(often cap.) a member of a congress, esp. of the U.S. House of Representatives.
usage: See -person.
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congressperson [ˈkɒŋgrɪspɜːrsən] n (US) (POLITICS)membre mf du Congrès
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