United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary facts for kids
United States Senate
|Formed||December 10, 1816|
|Chair||Lindsey Graham (R)
Since January 3, 2019
|Ranking member||Dianne Feinstein (D)
Since January 3, 2017
|Political parties||Majority (12)
|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|
|226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.|
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
- United States House Committee on the Judiciary
- List of current United States Senate committees
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Dick Durbin, Democrat senator from Illinois, is the current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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