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recess

1. Anatomy a small cavity or depression in a bodily organ, part, or structure
2. US and Canadian a break between classes at a school

Recess

Receding part or space, such as a cavity in a wall for a door, an alcove, or a niche.

recess

[′rē‚ses]
(engineering)
A surface groove or depression.
(geology)
An indentation occurring in a surface, bounded by a straight line.
An area having the axial traces of folds concave toward the outer edge of the folded belt.

recess

1. Any shallow depression in a surface.
2. A shallow depression in a floor; a sinkage.
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In addition, the congressional recess provided an opportunity for NTCR members to attend fundraising events and offer support through the association's political action committee, Telecommunications Education Committee Organization, to those elected officials who have championed rural America's cause.
Historically, presidents were able to take advantage of the long intersession congressional recesses in order to fill key vacancies.
For instance, a 2012 rule, "Joint Rulemaking to Establish 2017 and Later Model Year Light Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions and CAFE Standards," spent 42 days at OIRA, received more than 370,000 comments, triggered UMRA, was 578 pages, and took place during an election and a congressional recess. The EPA delayed the rule's publication by 48 days, compared to our model's prediction of a 41-day publication delay.
He was named to the post in 2010 during a congressional recess to avoid a battle over his praise for the British health care system and his suggestion that health care rationing was inevitable.
A group of House Democrats sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to appoint Elizabeth Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the upcoming congressional recess.
839) is planned for the week after the congressional recess period, according to a press release from the Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee.
The program brings together NTCA members and staff in a coordinated effort to reach out to key members of Congress during congressional recess work periods or while they are in Washington, D.C.
Then, educate them again while they are home for the upcoming Congressional recess and explain how local governments have already taken the brunt of the impact of the economic downturn.
He has simply to outmaneuver his opponents in Congress as was the case with his unexpected appointment last week during a Congressional recess of a new ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, who was named to that position several months ago but Congress did not take any action because of the influence of some pro-Israel representatives.
President has the authority to make appointments to these posts temporarily during congressional recess.
President has the authority to make appointments to these posts temporarily during congressional recess. Ricciardone's appointment is expected to be approved during the new legislative term at the Senate and within a year's time.

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