United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary
- 1 Leadership
- 2 Membership
- 3 Committee legislation
- 4 Subcommittees
- 5 Jurisdiction
- 6 Contact
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
The committee was created on June 3, 1813.
2013-2014 (113th Congress)
2011-2012 (112th Congress)
The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.
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Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law
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.
- 113th Congress Chair: Spencer Bachus (AL-6)
|Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law Members, 2013-2014|
|Democratic members (5)||Republican members (7)|
|Hank Johnson Ranking Member||Spencer Bachus Chairman|
|Suzan DelBene||Blake Farenthold Vice Chairman|
|Joe Garcia||Darrell Issa|
|Hakeem Jeffries||Thomas Marino|
|David Cicilline||George Holding|
Constitution and Civil Justice
Jurisdiction: constitutional amendments, constitutional rights, Federal civil rights, 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.
- 113th Congress Chair: Trent Franks (AZ-2)
|Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Members, 2013-2014|
|Democratic members (5)||Republican members (8)|
|Steve Cohen Ranking Member||Trent Franks Chairman|
|Jerrold Nadler||Jim Jordan Vice Chairman|
|Bobby Scott||Steve Chabot|
|Hank Johnson||J. Randy Forbes|
|Ted Deutch||Steve King|
Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Jurisdiction: copyright, patent, trademark law, information technology, antitrust matters, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.
- 113th Congress Chair: Howard Coble (NC-6)
|Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Members, 2013-2014|
|Democratic members (12)||Republican members (13)|
|Jerrold Nadler Ranking Member||Howard Coble Chairman|
|John Conyers||Thomas Marino Vice Chairman|
|Judy Chu||James Sensenbrenner|
|Ted Deutch||Lamar Smith|
|Karen Bass||Steve Chabot|
|Cedric Richmond||Darrell Issa|
|Suzan DelBene||Ted Poe|
|Hakeem Jeffries||Jason Chaffetz|
|David Cicilline||Blake Farenthold|
|Zoe Lofgren||George Holding|
|Sheila Jackson Lee||Doug Collins|
|Steve Cohen||Ron DeSantis|
Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
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.
- 113th Congress Chair: Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-5)
|Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Members, 2013-2014|
|Democratic members (6)||Republican members (9)|
|Bobby Scott Ranking Member||James Sensenbrenner Chairman|
|Pedro Pierluisi||Louie Gohmert Vice Chairman|
|Judy Chu||Howard Coble|
|Luis Gutierrez||Spencer Bachus|
|Karen Bass||Randy Forbes|
|Cedric Richmond||Trent Franks|
Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Jurisdiction: immigration and naturalization, border security, admission of refugees, treaties, conventions and international agreements, claims against the United States, Federal charters of incorporation, private immigration and claims bills, nonborder enforcement, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.
- 113th Congress Chair: Trey Gowdy (SC-4)
|Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Members, 2013-2014|
|Democratic members (5)||Republican members (7)|
|Zoe Lofgren Ranking Member||Trey Gowdy Chairman|
|Sheila Jackson Lee||Ted Poe Vice Chairman|
|Luis Gutierrez||Lamar Smith|
|Joe Garcia||Steve King|
|Pedro Pierluisi||Jim Jordan|
According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Judiciary committee includes the following:
- The judiciary and judicial proceedings, civil and criminal.
- Administrative practice and procedure.
- Apportionment of Representatives.
- Bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, and counterfeiting.
- Civil liberties.
- Constitutional amendments.
- Criminal law enforcement.
- Federal courts and judges, and local courts in the Territories and possessions.
- Immigration policy and non-border enforcement.
- Interstate compacts generally.
- Claims against the United States.
- Members of Congress, attendance of members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner; and their acceptance of incompatible offices.
- National penitentiaries.
- Patents, the Patent and Trademark Office, copyrights, and trademarks.
- Presidential succession.
- Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies.
- Revision and codification of the Statutes of the United States.
- State and territorial boundary lines.
- Subversive activities affecting the internal security of the United States.
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