United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary

standing committee of the United States Senate

The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, also called the Senate Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of 22 U.S. Senators whose job is to oversee the Department of Justice (DOJ), question people who have been chosen for executive and judicial jobs, and review legislation.[1][2]

Senate Judiciary Committee
Standing committee

United States Senate
116th Congress
FormedDecember 10, 1816
ChairLindsey Graham (R)
Since January 3, 2019
Ranking memberDianne Feinstein (D)
Since January 3, 2017
Seats22 members
Political partiesMajority (12)
  •   Republican (12)
Minority (10)
Policy areasFederal judiciary, civil procedure, criminal procedure, civil liberties, copyrights, patents, trademarks, naturalization, constitutional amendments, congressional apportionment, state and territorial boundary lines
Oversight authorityDepartment of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, federal judicial nominations
House counterpartHouse Committee on the Judiciary
Meeting place
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

It is also in charge of having meetings and investigating people the President chooses to be judges on the Supreme Court, the U.S. court of appeals, the U.S. district courts, and the Court of International Trade.[1]

Members, 116th Congress change

Majority Minority

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References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jurisdiction". United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. "Senate Committee on the Judiciary". GovTrack. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. "Members | United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary". www.judiciary.senate.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-25.

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