They can vote the way their constituents prefer, without wholly turning their back on the Syria problem.
So when constituents demanded that he pass a patients' bill of rights in the early 2000s, he fought hard for it.
"Frankly, many of the constituents here think [Stupak] should run as a Republican," Saltonstall said.
He said she had “the best interests of her constituents in mind” when she decided to step down from Congress.
But it was a good means of testing the water to see if his office would respond to constituents or even open the message itself.
In vain was it shown that they had been enjoined by their constituents to continue the struggle.
In this case, Congress and their constituents will all be satisfied.
The Negroes, who had served the State, however, deserved well of their constituents.
Was finally retired from the chair by the Democrats, and from Congress by his constituents.
He was mistaken: at least so thought Congress and their constituents, in 1815.
1620s, "one who appoints or elects a representative," from Latin constituentem (nominative constituens), present participle of constituere (see constitute). The notion is "to make up or compose" a body by appointing or electing a representative. As an adjective, "essential, characteristic," from 1660s; "that appoints or elects a representative to a body," from 1714.