Subcommittees

 
 
 

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

  • Jurisdiction: Oversight of antitrust law and competition policy, including the Sherman, Clayton and Federal Trade Commission Acts; (2) Oversight of antitrust enforcement and competition policy at the Justice Department; (3) Oversight of antitrust enforcement and competition policy at the Federal Trade Commission; (4)  Oversight of competition policy at other federal agencies.
Amy Klobuchar, Chairman Michael S. Lee, Ranking Member
Senator Schumer Senator Graham
Senator Franken Senator Grassley
Senator Coons Senator Flake
Senator Blumenthal
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-7703
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-7703

Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts

  • Jurisdiction:  (1) Federal court jurisdiction, administration and management; (2) Rules of evidence and procedure; (3) Creation of new courts and judgeships; (4) Bankruptcy; (5) Legal reform and liability issues; (6) Local courts in territories and possessions.
Senator Coons, Chairman Senator Sessions, Ranking Member
Senator Durbin Senator Grassley
Senator Whitehouse Senator Flake
Senator Klobuchar Senator Cruz
Senator Franken
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-7703
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-7572

Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

  • Jurisdiction: (1) Constitutional amendments; (2) Enforcement and protection of  constitutional rights; (3) Statutory guarantees of civil rights and civil liberties; (4) Separation of powers; (5) Federal-State relations; (6) Interstate compacts; (7) Human rights laws and practices; (8) Enforcement and implementation of human rights laws.
Senator Durbin, Chairman Senator Cruz, Ranking Member
Senator Franken Senator Graham
Senator Coons Senator Cornyn
Senator Blumenthal Senator Hatch
Senator Hirono
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-1158
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-5972

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

  • Jurisdiction: (1) Oversight of the Department of Justice's (a) Criminal Division, (b) Drug Enforcement Administration, (c) Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, (d) Office on Violence Against Women, (e) U.S. Marshals Service, (f) Community Oriented Policing Services and related law enforcement grants, (g) Bureau of Prisons, (h) Office of the Pardon Attorney, (i) U.S. Parole Commission, (j) Federal Bureau of Investigation, and (k) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, as it relates to crime or drug policy; (2) Oversight of the U.S. Sentencing Commission; (3) Youth violence and directly related issues; (4) Federal programs under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (including the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act); (5) Criminal justice and victims' rights policy; (6) Oversight of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; (7) Oversight of the U.S. Secret Service; (8) Corrections, rehabilitation, reentry and other detention-related policy; and (9) Parole and probation policy; (10) Oversight of anti-terrorism enforcement and policy; (11) Oversight of Department of Homeland Security functions as they relate to anti-terrorism enforcement and policy; (12) Oversight of State Department consular operations as they relate to anti-terrorism enforcement and policy; (13) Oversight of encryption policies and export licensing; and (14) Oversight of espionage laws and their enforcement.

Senator Whitehouse, Chairman Senator Graham, Ranking Member
Senator Feinstein Senator Cruz
Senator Schumer Senator Sessions
Senator Durbin Senator Lee
Senator Klobuchar  
Majority Office
Phone: 202-228-3740
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-6791

Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security

  • Jurisdiction:  (1) Immigration, citizenship, and refugee laws; (2) Oversight of the immigration functions of the Department of Homeland Security, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Ombudsman Citizenship and Immigration Services; (3) Oversight of the immigration-related functions of the Department of Justice, the Department of State, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement, and the Department of Labor; (4) Oversight of international migration, internally displaced persons, and refugee laws and policy; and (5) Private immigration relief bills.

Senator Schumer, Chairman Senator Cornyn, Ranking Member
Senator Leahy Senator Grassley
Senator Feinstein Senator Hatch
Senator Durbin Senator Sessions
Senator Klobuchar Senator Flake
Senator Blumenthal Senator Cruz
Senator Hirono  
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-6498
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-7840

Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Actions 

  • Jurisdiction: (1) Administrative practices and procedures including agency rulemaking and adjudication; (2) Judicial review of agency action; (3) Third party enforcement of federal rights; (4) Oversight of the Department of Justice grant programs, as well as government waste and abuse; (5) private relief bills other than immigration; and (6) Oversight of the Foreign Claims Settlement Act.
Senator Hirono, Chair Senator Hatch, Ranking Member
Senator Leahy Senator Flake
Senator Klobuchar
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-7703
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-7703

Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law 

  • Jurisdiction: (1) Oversight of laws and policies governing the collection, protection, use and dissemination of commercial information by the private sector, including online behavioral advertising, privacy within social networking websites and other online privacy issues; (2) Enforcement and implementation of commercial information privacy laws and policies; (3) Use of technology by the private sector to protect privacy, enhance transparency and encourage innovation; (4) Privacy standards for the collection, retention, use and dissemination of personally identifiable commercial information; and (5) Privacy implications of new or emerging technologies.
Senator Franken, Chairman Senator Flake, Ranking Member
Senator Feinstein Senator Hatch
Senator Schumer Senator Lee
Senator Whitehouse Senator Cornyn
Senator Coons Senator Graham
Senator Hirono
Majority Office
Phone: 202-228-3177
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-4280