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Senate Sends Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Senate Sends Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to Supreme Court

After testifying for more than 20 hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Neil M. Gorsuch as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch Nominated to be Supreme Court Justice

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch Nominated to be Supreme Court Justice

President Trump nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia.  The Senate Judiciary Committee will review Judge Gorsuch’s record and hold a hearing as it considers the nomination.

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Judiciary Committee Approves Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General

Judiciary Committee Approves Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General

Attorney General nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions, testified for more than 10 hours before fellow committee members and responded to more than 700 additional written questions.

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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.  

Republican Members

  • Chuck Grassley (IA) Picture of Chuck Grassley
  • Orrin G. Hatch (UT) Picture of Orrin G. Hatch
  • Lindsey Graham (SC) Picture of Lindsey Graham
  • John Cornyn (TX) Picture of John Cornyn
  • Michael S. Lee (UT) Picture of Michael S. Lee
  • Ted Cruz (TX) Picture of Ted Cruz
  • Ben Sasse (NE) Picture of Ben Sasse
  • Jeff Flake (AZ) Picture of Jeff Flake
  • Mike Crapo (ID) Picture of Mike Crapo
  • Thom Tillis (NC) Picture of Thom Tillis
  • John Kennedy (LA) Picture of John Kennedy

Democratic Members

  • Dianne Feinstein (CA) Picture of Chuck Grassley
  • Patrick Leahy (VT) Picture of Chuck Grassley
  • Dick Durbin (IL) Picture of Chuck Grassley
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) Picture of Chuck Grassley
  • Amy Klobuchar (MN) Picture of Chuck Grassley
  • Al Franken (MN) Picture of Chuck Grassley
  • Christopher A. Coons (DE) Picture of Chuck Grassley
  • Richard Blumenthal (CT) Picture of Chuck Grassley
  • Mazie Hirono (HI) Picture of Chuck Grassley