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Senate Committee on the Judiciary

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary provides oversight of the Department of Justice and the agencies under the Department's jurisdiction, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security. It also plays an important role in the consideration of nominations and pending legislation. Any legislation related to civil liberty, constitutional amendments, immigration and naturalization, and a variety of other topics is referred to the Committee. (source)


Chair:
Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
Ranking Member:
Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
Democrats:
11
Republicans:
11

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Richard Durbin
Chair
Democrat
Illinois
Portrait of Charles “Chuck” Grassley
Ranking Member
Republican
Iowa
Portrait of Marsha Blackburn
Republican
Tennessee
Portrait of Richard Blumenthal
Democrat
Connecticut
Portrait of Cory Booker
Democrat
New Jersey
Portrait of Christopher Coons
Democrat
Delaware
Portrait of John Cornyn
Republican
Texas
Portrait of Tom Cotton
Republican
Arkansas
Portrait of Ted Cruz
Republican
Texas
Portrait of Dianne Feinstein
Democrat
California
Portrait of Lindsey Graham
Republican
South Carolina
Portrait of Joshua “Josh” Hawley
Republican
Missouri
Portrait of Mazie Hirono
Democrat
Hawaii
Portrait of John Kennedy
Republican
Louisiana
Portrait of Amy Klobuchar
Democrat
Minnesota
Portrait of Patrick Leahy
Democrat
Vermont
Portrait of Mike Lee
Republican
Utah
Portrait of Jon Ossoff
Democrat
Georgia
Portrait of Alejandro “Alex” Padilla
Democrat
California
Portrait of Benjamin “Ben” Sasse
Republican
Nebraska
Portrait of Thom Tillis
Republican
North Carolina
Portrait of Sheldon Whitehouse
Democrat
Rhode Island

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 79 bills referred to this committee:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Feinstein, Cortez Masto, Van Hollen, Cardin, Colleagues Urge Support of TPS Holders
    — Nov 13, 2020

Feinstein to Graham: Follow Precedent, Stop Processing Judges During Lame Duck
    — Nov 12, 2020

Feinstein on One-Year Anniversary of VAWA Reauthorization Introduction
    — Nov 12, 2020

Feinstein Statement on Texas v. California Supreme Court Hearing
    — Nov 10, 2020

Feinstein, Menendez, Castro, Torres, Colleagues Call For Accountability Following Trump Administration’s Reckless Immigration Operation in Guatemala
    — Oct 29, 2020

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
    — Oct 26, 2020

Feinstein Speaks Against Barrett Nomination
    — Oct 25, 2020

Chairman Graham: Tech CEOs to Testify on Censorship and Suppression of News Articles, Handling of 2020 Election
    — Oct 23, 2020

Senate Democrats Denounce Trump Administration’s Historically Low Refugee Resettlement Goal and Push for Increased Admissions
    — Oct 22, 2020

Feinstein Remarks as Judiciary Democrats Boycott Committee Vote on Barrett Nomination
    — Oct 22, 2020

Feinstein, Murkowski Introduce Resolution Supporting Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    — Oct 22, 2020

Schumer And Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Statement On Decision To Boycott Illegitimate Supreme Court Markup
    — Oct 22, 2020

Feinstein, Klobuchar, Colleagues Demand Explanation of Justice Department’s Sudden Change to Election Non-Interference Policy
    — Oct 22, 2020

Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Sends Judge Barrett’s Nomination to the Full Senate
    — Oct 22, 2020

Feinstein: Barrett Hearings Confirmed Reproductive Rights Fears
    — Oct 21, 2020

Feinstein, Durbin, Nadler, Lofgren Statement on Administration’s Consultation on Refugee Admissions
    — Oct 21, 2020

Feinstein, Warren, Senate Democrats to Attorney General William Barr: Stop Efforts to Gut the Affordable Care Act in Court
    — Oct 21, 2020

Chairman Graham on Dems Boycotting Committee Vote: “Judge Barrett Deserves a Vote and She Will Receive a Vote”
    — Oct 21, 2020

Chairman Graham on Court Packing: “We’re Sticking with Nine”
    — Oct 21, 2020

Senate Judiciary Committee to Call Twitter, Facebook Over Censorship of New York Post Articles
    — Oct 19, 2020