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 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.


A bill to secure the dignity and safety of incarcerated women.
A bill for the relief of Cesar Carlos Silva Rodriguez.
For the relief of Melecio Andazola-Morales.
To provide for the imposition of sanctions with respect to forced organ harvesting within the People's Republic of China, and for other purposes.
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    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.
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A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to require certain disclosures related to amicus activities.
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    Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • Introduced