Committee Assignments

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In addition to the general responsibilities I have as a member of Congress, I serve on two committees: The Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Armed Services. Below you will find links to these committees and some of the core issues that fall under the jurisdiction of those committees. For more information on committees, see my committee resources page.

The Judiciary Committee

- The judiciary and judicial proceedings, civil and criminal
- Administrative practice and procedure
- Bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, and counterfeiting
- Civil liberties
- Constitutional amendments
- Federal courts and judges, and local courts in the Territories and possessions
- Immigration and naturalization
- National penitentiaries
- Patents, the Patent and Trademark Office, copyrights, and trademarks
- Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies

Committee on Armed Services
- Common defense in general
- Conservation, development, and use of naval petroleum and oil shale reserves
- The Department of Defense generally, including the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force
- Merchant Marine Academy and State Maritime Academies
- Military applications of nuclear energy
- Tactical intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the Department of Defense
- National security aspects of merchant marine
- Pay, promotion, and retirement of members of the armed forces
- Scientific research and development in support of the armed services
- Size and composition of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force