Established in 1813, the House Judiciary Committee is the second oldest standing committee in Congress. Today, the Committee is at the forefront of some of the most significant issues facing our nation, including protecting Constitutional freedoms and civil liberties, oversight of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, legal and regulatory reform, innovation, competition and anti-trust laws, terrorism and crime, and immigration reform. The Committee has jurisdiction over all proposed amendments to the Constitution, and each of its subcommittees has roots in that document. The House Judiciary Committee usually sends the greatest number of substantive bills to the House floor each year.


  • Markup: H.R. 3359, the “Homicide Victims’ Families’ Rights Act of 2021”

    Dec 3, 2021 3:28 PM EST

    Run time: 00:00:00

  • The Administrative Procedure Act at 75

    Nov 24, 2021 1:17 PM EST

    Run time: 00:00:00

  • Andowah Newton Opening Statement

    Nov 17, 2021 8:53 AM EST

    Run time: 00:06:55

  • Tatiana Spottiswoode Opening Statement

    Nov 17, 2021 8:45 AM EST

    Run time: 00:08:19

  • Lora Henry Opening Statement

    Nov 17, 2021 8:32 AM EST

    Run time: 00:05:37

  • Eliza Dushku Opening Statement

    Nov 17, 2021 8:20 AM EST

    Run time: 00:06:39

  • Markup of: H.R. 4445, the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

    Nov 12, 2021 5:38 PM EST

    Run time: 00:00:00

  • How Forced Arbitration Keeps Victims of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment in the Shadows

    Nov 10, 2021 10:41 AM EST

    Run time: 00:00:00

  • Full Committee Markup on H.R. 1333 PART 2

    Nov 10, 2021 10:16 AM EST

    Run time: 02:15:04

  • Markup: H.R. 2377, the “Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021” PART 2

    Nov 3, 2021 2:15 PM EDT

    Run time: 03:44:36

To impose sanctions on Sudan, and for other purposes.
  • Last major action
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • Introduced
To reauthorize the COPS grant program, and for other purposes.
A bill for the relief of Shirley Constantino Tan.
  • Last major action
    Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S8867; text: CR S8867-8868)
  • Introduced
To modernize laws and policies, and eliminate discrimination, with respect to people living with HIV/AIDS, and for other purposes.
  • Last major action
    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • Introduced
To amend title 5, United States Code, to require disclosure of conflicts of interest with respect to rule making, and for other purposes.
  • Last major action
    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • Introduced
A resolution designating November 2021 as 'National Runaway Prevention Month'.
To designate Lebanon under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Lebanon to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section, and for other purposes.
  • Last major action
    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • Introduced
To clarify that section 107 of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act applies sanctions with respect to unmanned combat aerial vehicles following a 2019 change by the United Nations providing additional clarity to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms.
  • Last major action
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • Introduced