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United States House Committee on the Judiciary

United States House Committee on the Judiciary
Members, 111th Congress
There are 23 Democrats[1] and 16 Republicans[2] on the committee during the 111th Congress.

Subcommittees Committee Task Forces
President Gerald Ford appears at a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing regarding his pardon of Richard Nixon. U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, or (more commonly) the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement entities. The Judiciary Committee is also the committee responsible for impeachments of federal officials. Because of the legal nature of its oversight, committee members usually have a legal background, but it is not required. In the 111th Congress, the current chairman of the committee is Democrat John Conyers of Michigan, and the ranking minority member is Republican Lamar Smith of Texas.

United States House Judiciary Antitrust Task Force: 108th Congress
Chairman: Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI); Ranking member: John Conyers (D-MI) The Antitrust Task Force during the 108th Congress existed from March 26, 2003, to September 26, 2003. All Judiciary Committee Members also served as members of the Task Force.[5], and conducted hearings and investigations into consolidation of the Bell Telephone Companies.[6]

United States House Judiciary Antitrust Task Force: 110th Congress
Chairman: John Conyers (D-MI); Ranking member: Steve Chabot (R-OH) The Antitrust Task Force during the 110th Congress was established February 28, 2007, as a temporary subcommittee to examine the pending merger between XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.[7] The task force operated like any other subcommittee, except that it only hads a six-month term. House Rules limit each full committee to just five subcommittees, and any task force, special subcommittee, or other subunit of a standing committee that is established for a cumulative period longer than six months in a Congress counts against that total.[8] A longer term for the task force would cause the Judiciary Committee to exceed this limit.

History
The committee was created on June 3, 1813 for the purpose of considering legislation related to the judicial system. This committee approved articles of impeachment against three Presidents: Andrew Johnson (1868), Richard Nixon (1974), and Bill Clinton (1998).

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Majority • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • John Conyers, Chairman, Michigan Howard Berman, California Rick Boucher, Virginia Jerrold Nadler, New York Bobby Scott, Virginia Mel Watt, North Carolina Zoe Lofgren, California Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Maxine Waters, California Bill Delahunt, Massachusetts Robert Wexler, Florida Steve Cohen, Tennessee Hank Johnson, Georgia Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico Michael Quigley, Illinois[3] Luis Gutierrez, Illinois Brad Sherman, California Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Charlie Gonzalez, Texas Anthony Weiner, New York Adam Schiff, California Linda Sánchez, California Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Dan Maffei, New York Minority • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Lamar S. Smith, Ranking Member, Texas Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin Howard Coble, North Carolina Elton Gallegly, California Bob Goodlatte, Vice Ranking Member, Virginia[4] Dan Lungren, California Darrell Issa, California Randy Forbes, Virginia Steve King, Iowa Trent Franks, Arizona Louie Gohmert, Texas Jim Jordan, Ohio Ted Poe, Texas Jason Chaffetz, Utah Tom Rooney, Florida Gregg Harper, Mississippi

Subcommittee Courts and Competition Policy Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Commercial and Administrative Law Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law

Chair Hank Johnson (D-GA) Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Ranking Member Howard Coble (RNC) Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) Trent Franks (RAZ)

Bobby Scott (D- Louie Gohmert (RVA) TX) Zoe Lofgren (D- Steve King (R-IA) CA)

Projects
• Administrative Law, Process and Procedure Project (2005-2006)

See also
• United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary • List of United States House committees • United States Congressional committee

Hearings
• The Use and Misuse of Presidential Clemency Power for Executive Branch Officials (hearing) (2007)

References
[1] Resolution (H.Res. 74) electing majority members to standing committees. [2] Resolution (H.Res. 38) electing minority members to standing committees.

Chairmen since 1813

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Charles J. Ingersoll (R-PA) 1813-1815 Hugh Nelson (R-VA) 1815-1819 John Sergeant (R-PA) 1819-1822 Hugh Nelson (R-VA) 1822-1823 Daniel Webster (F-MA) 1823-1827 Philip P. Barbour (D-VA) 1827-1829 James Buchanan (D-PA) 1829-1831 Warren R. Davis (D-SC) 1831-1833 Thomas F. Foster (W-GA) 1833-1835 Samuel Beardsley (D-NY) 1835-1836 Francis Thomas (D-MD) 1836-1839 John Sergeant (W-PA) 1839-1841 Daniel D. Barnard (W-NY) 1841-1843 William Wilkins (D-PA) 1843-1844 Romulus M. Saunders (D-NC) 1844-1845 George O. Rathbun (D-NY) 1845-1847 Joseph R. Ingersoll (W-PA) 1847-1849

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James Thompson (D-PA) 1849-1851 James X. McLanahan (D-PA) 1851-1853 Frederick P. Stanton (D-TN) 1853-1855 George A. Simmons (W/R-NY) 1855-1857 George S. Houston (D-AL) 1857-1859 John Hickman (R-PA) 1859-1863 James F. Wilson (R-IA) 1863-1869 John A. Bingham (R-OH) 1869-1873 Benjamin F. Butler (R-MA) 1873-1875 James P. Knott (D-KY) 1875-1881 Thomas Brackett Reed (RME) 1881-1883 John R. Tucker (D-VA) 1883-1887 David B. Culberson (D-TX) 1887-1889 Ezra B. Taylor (R-OH) 1889-1891 David B. Culberson (D-TX) 1891-1895 David B. Henderson (R-IA) 1895-1899 George W. Ray (R-NY) 1899-1903 John J. Jenkins (R-WI) 1903-1909 Richard W. Parker (R-NJ) 1909-1911 Henry De Lamar Clayton (DAL) 1911-1914 Edwin Y. Webb (D-NC) 1914-1919 Andrew J. Volstead (R-MN) 1919-1923 George S. Graham (R-PA) 1923-1931 Hatton W. Sumners (D-TX) 1931-1947 Earl C. Michener (R-MI) 1947-1949 Emmanuel Celler (D-NY) 1949-1953 Chauncey W. Reed (R-IL) 1953-1955 Emmanuel Celler (D-NY) 1955-1973 Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (D-NJ) 1973-1989 Jack Brooks (D-TX) 1989-1995 Henry J. Hyde (R-IL) 1995-2001 Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) 2001-2007 John Conyers (D-MI) 2007-

[3] H.Res. 381 specifies that Michael Quigley ranks after Pedro Pierluisi on this committee. [4] "Goodlatte Appointed Vice Ranking Member of House Judiciary Committee". Congressman Bob Goodlatte. 12-22-2008. http://www.house.gov/list/ press/va06_goodlatte/122208.html. Retrieved on 2009-01-16. [5] Judiciary Task Force on Antitrust [6] House Antitrust Task Force, Antitrust Review.com [7] Anti-Trust Panel to Examine XM-Sirius Merger United States House Committee on the Judiciary Press Release, February 27, 2007 Retrieved from ited_States_House_Committee_on_the_Judiciary"

[8] Rules of the House of Representatives, Rule X(b)(C), Page 12

External links
• Committee on the Judiciary website • Congressional Directory including lists of past memberships

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