United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary

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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

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

Membership

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Democratic Party Democrats (16)

Republican Party Republicans (23)

Subcommittees

Courts, Commercial and Administrative 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.[2]

Constitution

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.[2]

Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet

Jurisdiction: copyright, patent, trademark law, information technology, antitrust matters, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.[2]

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.[2]

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. [2]

Jurisdiction

According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Agriculture 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

External links

References