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United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Committee Sets Attorney General Nomination Hearing Date

The hearing for Attorney General nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions, will be January 10-11, 2017. Click here to review the nominee questionnaire.

Committee Holds Hearing on Financial Crimes Targeting Seniors

Scams targeting America's seniors are on the rise, yet these crimes often go unreported. This hearing explores current trends of elder exploitation and what more can be done to combat it.

To learn more about the importance of spreading the word about scams, click HERE

Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act Expands Bipartisan Support

Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act Expands Bipartisan Support

A bipartisan group of Senators announce new provisions and new cosponsors to the comprehensive Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. The bill is a product of more than a year of negotiations and passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 22, by a strong bipartisan vote of 15-5.  

Senate Passes Bipartisan Addiction Recovery Bill

Senate Passes Bipartisan Addiction Recovery Bill

Chairman Chuck Grassley led the Senate's consideration of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to combat the rising heroin and opioid epidemic. The bill passed in the Judiciary Committee in February.

Senate Unanimously Approves FOIA Improvement Act

Senate Unanimously Approves FOIA Improvement Act

The FOIA Improvement Act requires the government to adopt a “presumption of openness” when processing requests for government records via the Freedom of Information Act.

Senators Announce Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bill

The landmark legislation recalibrates prison sentences for certain drug offenders, targets violent criminals, and grants judges greater discretion at sentencing for lower-level drug crimes.  

Committee Approves Juvenile Justice Bill with Added Accountability

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act ensures that at-risk youth are fairly and effectively served by juvenile justice grant programs, while improving transparency and accountability at the federal and state levels.

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Reported Nominations Pending on the Senate Executive Calendar

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