Definition of "lawmaker" []

  • One who makes or enacts laws; a legislator. Also called lawgiver. (noun)
  • Someone, often a politician, who writes and enacts laws (noun)

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Use "lawmaker" in a sentence
  • "The 12-term lawmaker is now considering an offer from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the trade group that represents drug giants such as Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co."
  • "A similar amendment by Rehberg, a six-term lawmaker who chairs a House appropriations subcommittee and is running for Senate in 2012, would prevent the Labor and Health and Human Services Departments from using federal funds for implementation."
  • "Now, however, another Democratic lawmaker is making an even bolder play with respect to health care."