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Senate Judiciary Committee
Standing committee
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United States Senate
116th Congress
History
Formed December 10, 1816
Leadership
Chair Lindsey Graham (R)
Since January 3, 2019
Ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D)
Since January 3, 2017
Structure
Seats 22 members
Political parties Majority (12) Minority (10)
Jurisdiction
Policy areas Federal judiciary, civil procedure, criminal procedure, civil liberties, copyrights, patents, trademarks, naturalization, constitutional amendments, congressional apportionment, state and territorial boundary lines
Oversight authority Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, federal judicial nominations
House counterpart House Committee on the Judiciary
Meeting place
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
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Rules

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.

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.

Members, 116th Congress

Majority Minority

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