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Background
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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The committee was created on June 3, 1813.[1]

Leadership

114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is Bob Goodlatte (R).

113th congress

Bob Goodlatte (R) was appointed committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress was Lamar Smith (R).

Membership

2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Judiciary Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (16)Republican members (23)
John Conyers, Jr. (Michigan) Ranking MemberBob Goodlatte (Virginia) Chairman
Jerrold Nadler (New York) Jim Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin)
Zoe Lofgren (California) Lamar Smith (Texas)
Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) Steve Chabot (Ohio)
Steve Cohen (Tennessee) Darrell Issa (California)
Hank Johnson (Georgia) Randy Forbes (Virginia)
Pedro Pierluisi (Puerto Rico) Steve King (Iowa)
Judy Chu (California) Trent Franks (Arizona)
Ted Deutch (Florida) Louie Gohmert (Texas)
Luis Gutierrez (Illinois) Jim Jordan (Ohio)
Karen Bass (California) Ted Poe (Texas)
Cedric Richmond (Louisiana) Jason Chaffetz (Utah)
Suzan DelBene (Washington) Tom Marino (Pennsylvania)
Hakeem Jeffries (New York) Trey Gowdy (South Carolina)
David Cicilline (Rhode Island) Raúl Labrador (Idaho)
Scott Peters (California) Blake Farenthold (Texas)
Doug Collins (Georgia)
Ron DeSantis (Florida)
Mimi Walters (California)
Ken Buck (Colorado)
John Ratcliffe (Texas)
Dave Trott (Michigan)
Mike Bishop (Michigan)

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.


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Subcommittees

Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (5)Republican members (8)
Hank Johnson Ranking MemberTom Marino Chairman
Suzan DelBene Blake Farenthold Vice-Chairman
Hakeem Jeffries Darrell Issa
David Cicilline Doug Collins
Scott Peters Mimi Walters
John Ratcliffe
David Trott
Mike Bishop

Jurisdiction: Administration of U.S. Courts, Federal Rules of Evidence, Civil and Appellate Procedure, judicial ethics, bankruptcy and commercial law, bankruptcy judgeships, administrative law, independent counsel, state taxation affecting interstate commerce, interstate compacts, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.[3]

Constitution and Civil Justice

Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Steve Cohen Ranking MemberTrent Franks Chairman
Jerrold Nadler Ron DeSantis Vice-Chairman
Ted Deutch Steve King
Louie Gohmert
Jim Jordan

Jurisdiction: constitutional amendments, constitutional rights, Federal civil rights, claims against the United States, non-immigration private claims bills, ethics in government, tort liability, including medical malpractice and product liability, legal reform generally, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.[4]

Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (12)Republican members (14)
Jerrold Nadler Ranking MemberDarrell Issa Chairman
Judy Chu Doug Collins Vice-Chairman
Ted Deutch James Sensenbrenner
Karen Bass Lamar Smith
Cedric Richmond Steve Chabot
Suzan DelBene Randy Forbes
Hakeem Jeffries Trent Franks
David Cicilline Jim Jordan
Scott Peters Ted Poe
Zoe Lofgren Jason Chaffetz
Steve Cohen Tom Marino
Hank Johnson Blake Farenthold
Ron DeSantis
Mimi Walters

Jurisdiction: administration of U.S. Courts, Federal Rules of Evidence, Civil and Appellate Procedure, judicial ethics, patent and trademark law, information technology, other appropriate matters as referred to by the Chairman and relevant oversight.[4]

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (6)Republican members (10)
Sheila Jackson Lee Ranking MemberJames Sensenbrenner Chairman
Pedro Pierluisi Louie Gohmert Vice-Chairman
Judy Chu Steve Chabot
Luis Gutierrez Randy Forbes
Karen Bass Ted Poe
Cedric Richmond Jason Chaffetz
Trey Gowdy
Raul Labrador
Ken Buck
Mike Bishop

Jurisdiction: Federal Criminal Code, drug enforcement, sentencing, parole and pardons, internal and homeland security, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, prisons, criminal law enforcement, and other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.[4]

Immigration and Border Security

Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (7)
Zoe Lofgren Ranking MemberTrey Gowdy Chairman
Luis Gutierrez Raul Labrador Vice-Chairman
Sheila Jackson Lee Lamar Smith
Pedro Pierluisi Steve King
Ken Buck
John Ratcliffe
David Trott

Jurisdiction: immigration and naturalization, border security, admission of refugees, treaties, conventions and international agreements, Federal charters of incorporation, private immigration bills, non-border immigration enforcement, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.[4]

Jurisdiction

According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Judiciary committee includes the following:

  1. The judiciary and judicial proceedings, civil and criminal.
  2. Administrative practice and procedure.
  3. Apportionment of Representatives.
  4. Bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, and counterfeiting.
  5. Civil liberties.
  6. Constitutional amendments.
  7. Criminal law enforcement.
  8. Federal courts and judges, and local courts in the Territories and possessions.
  9. Immigration policy and non-border enforcement.
  10. Interstate compacts generally.
  11. Claims against the United States.
  12. Members of Congress, attendance of members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner; and their acceptance of incompatible offices.
  13. National penitentiaries.
  14. Patents, the Patent and Trademark Office, copyrights, and trademarks.
  15. Presidential succession.
  16. Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies.
  17. Revision and codification of the Statutes of the United States.
  18. State and territorial boundary lines.
  19. Subversive activities affecting the internal security of the United States.

Contact

2138 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3951

See also

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