Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate. The Judiciary Committee is charged with conducting hearings prior to the Senate votes on whether to confirm or not confirm prospective federal judges (including Supreme Court justices) nominated by the president. In recent years, this role has made the committee increasingly a point of contention, with numerous party-line votes and standoffs over which judges should be approved. The committee also has a broad jurisdiction over matters relating to federal criminal law. Additionally, it is Senate procedure that all proposed Constitutional Amendments pass through the Judiciary Committee.

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Members

MemberPartyState
Patrick LeahyDVT
Herb KohlDWI
Dianne FeinsteinDCA
Russ FeingoldDPA
Chuck SchumerDNY
Richard DurbinDIL
Ben CardinDMD
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI
Ron WydenDOR
Amy KlobucharDMN
Edward KaufmanDCO
Arlen SpecterRME
Orrin HatchRUT
Charles GrassleyRIA
Jon KylRAZ
Jeff SessionsRAL
Lindsey GrahamRSC
John CornynRTX
Tom CoburnROK