Capital Building

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Oversight of the Department of Justice, including FBI; consideration of executive nominations, including Supreme Court nominations


Apportionment of Representatives; civil liberties; bankruptcy, espionage, and counterfeiting; constitutional amendments; federal courts and judges; government information; immigration and naturalization; judicial proceedings; national penitentiaries; U.S. Patent Office; copyrights and trademarks; state and territorial boundary lines; interstate compacts; holidays and celebrations; revision and codification of U.S. Statutes; protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies

Committee Leadership

Chair Charles Grassley (R - IA)
Ranking Mem. Dianne Feinstein (D - CA)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

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