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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.
2015-2016 (114th Congress)
2013-2014 (113th Congress)
2011-2012 (112th Congress)
The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.
Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
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 Member||Tom Marino Chairman|
|Suzan DelBene||Blake Farenthold Vice-Chairman|
|Hakeem Jeffries||Darrell Issa|
|David Cicilline||Doug Collins|
|Scott Peters||Mimi Walters|
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.
Constitution and Civil Justice
|Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Members, 2015-2016|
|Democratic members (3)||Republican members (5)|
|Steve Cohen Ranking Member||Trent Franks Chairman|
|Jerrold Nadler||Ron DeSantis Vice-Chairman|
|Ted Deutch||Steve King|
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.
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 Member||Darrell 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|
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.
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 Member||James Sensenbrenner Chairman|
|Pedro Pierluisi||Louie Gohmert Vice-Chairman|
|Judy Chu||Steve Chabot|
|Luis Gutierrez||Randy Forbes|
|Karen Bass||Ted Poe|
|Cedric Richmond||Jason Chaffetz|
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.
Immigration and Border Security
|Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Members, 2015-2016|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (7)|
|Zoe Lofgren Ranking Member||Trey Gowdy Chairman|
|Luis Gutierrez||Raul Labrador Vice-Chairman|
|Sheila Jackson Lee||Lamar Smith|
|Pedro Pierluisi||Steve King|
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.
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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- United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, "Committee History" accessed January 2012 (dead link)
- Politico, "House committee chairs all men," November 28, 2012
- US House Agriculture Committee, "Committee on Judiciary Subcommittee Jurisdiction" accessed January 2011 (dead link)
- United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, "Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet," accessed February 19, 2015