United States Senate
|Formed||December 10, 1816|
|Chair||Chuck Grassley (R)
Since January 3, 2015
|Ranking member||Dianne Feinstein (D)
Since January 3, 2017
|Political parties||Majority (11)
|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, informally the Senate Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of 21 U.S. Senators whose role is to oversee of the Department of Justice (DOJ), consider executive nominations, and review pending legislation.
The Judiciary Committee's oversight of the DOJ includes all of the agencies under the DOJ's jurisdiction, such as the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Committee considers presidential nominations for positions in the DOJ, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the State Justice Institute, and certain positions in the Department of Commerce and DHS. It is also in charge of holding hearings and investigating judicial nominations to the Supreme Court, the U.S. court of appeals, the U.S. district courts, and the Court of International Trade. The Standing Rules of the Senate confer jurisdiction to the Senate Judiciary Committee in certain areas, such as considering proposed constitutional amendments and legislation related to federal criminal law, human rights law, immigration, intellectual property, antitrust law, and internet privacy.
Established in 1816 as one of the original standing committees in the United States Senate, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary is one of the oldest and most influential committees in Congress. Its broad legislative jurisdiction has assured its primary role as a forum for the public discussion of social and constitutional issues. The Committee is also responsible for oversight of key activities of the executive branch, and is responsible for the initial stages of the confirmation process of all judicial nominations for the federal judiciary.
In January 2018, the Democratic minority had their number of seats increase from 9 to 10 upon the election of Doug Jones (D-AL), changing the 52–48 Republican majority to 51–49.
|Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights||Mike Lee (R-UT)||Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)|
|The Constitution||Ted Cruz (R-TX)||Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)|
|Crime and Terrorism||Lindsey Graham (R-SC)||Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)|
|Border Security and Immigration||John Cornyn (R-TX)||Dick Durbin (D-IL)|
|Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts||Ben Sasse (R-NE)||Chris Coons (D-DE)|
|Privacy, Technology, and the Law||Jeff Flake (R-AZ)||Al Franken (D-MN)|
|John J. Crittenden||Democratic-Republican||Kentucky||1817–1818|
|James Burrill, Jr.||Federalist||Rhode Island||1818–1820|
|William Smith||Democratic-Republican||South Carolina||1819–1823|
|Martin Van Buren||Democratic-Republican||New York||1823–1828|
|John M. Berrien||Jacksonian||Georgia||1828–1829|
|William L. Marcy||Jacksonian||New York||1831–1832|
|John M. Clayton||Anti-Jacksonian||Delaware||1833–1836|
|Garret D. Wall||Democratic||New Jersey||1838–1841|
|John M. Berrien||Whig||Georgia||1841–1845|
|Andrew P. Butler||Democratic||South Carolina||1847–1857|
|James A. Bayard, Jr.||Democratic||Delaware||1857–1861|
|George G. Wright||Republican||Iowa||1872|
|George F. Edmunds||Republican||Vermont||1872–1879|
|Allen G. Thurman||Democratic||Ohio||1879–1881|
|George F. Edmunds||Republican||Vermont||1881–1891|
|George Frisbie Hoar||Republican||Massachusetts||1891–1893|
|James L. Pugh||Democratic||Alabama||1893–1895|
|George Frisbie Hoar||Republican||Massachusetts||1895–1904|
|Orville H. Platt||Republican||Connecticut||1904–1905|
|Clarence D. Clark||Republican||Wyoming||1905–1912|
|Charles Allen Culberson||Democratic||Texas||1912–1919|
|Frank B. Brandegee||Republican||Connecticut||1923–1924|
|Albert B. Cummins||Republican||Iowa||1924–1926|
|George William Norris||Republican||Nebraska||1926–1933|
|Henry F. Ashurst||Democratic||Arizona||1933–1941|
|Frederick Van Nuys||Democratic||Indiana||1941–1945|
|William Langer||Republican||North Dakota||1953–1955|
|Harley M. Kilgore||Democratic||West Virginia||1955–1956|
|Edward M. Kennedy||Democratic||Massachusetts||1978–1981|
|Strom Thurmond||Republican||South Carolina||1981–1987|
None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.
All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.
The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.