Subcommittees

Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, 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.
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-3244
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-5444

Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety

  • 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.
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-6991
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-7840

Subcommittee on The Constitution

  • Jurisdiction: (1) Constitutional amendments; (2) Oversight of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice; (3) Enforcement and protection of constitutional rights; (4) Statutory guarantees of civil rights and civil liberties; (5) Separation of powers; (6) Federal-State relations; and (7) Interstate compacts.
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-6361
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-5922

Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism

  • 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.
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-2921
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-6154

Subcommittee on Intellectual Property 

  • Jurisdiction: (1) the United States Patent and Trademark Office; (2) the United States Copyright Office; (3) Oversight of the functions of the federal government as they relate to intellectual property; (4) Patents; (5) Copyrights; (6) Trademarks; and (7) Trade Secrets.
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-5042
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-6342

Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights 

  • 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; (7) Administrative practices and procedures including agency rulemaking and adjudication; (8) Judicial review of agency action; (9) Third party enforcement of federal rights; (10) Oversight of the Department of Justice grant programs, as well as government waste and abuse; (11) private relief bills other than immigration; and (12) Oversight of the Foreign Claims Settlement Act.
Majority Office
Phone: 202-224-2823
Minority Office
Phone: 202-224-4224

Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law 

  • Jurisdiction: (1) Human rights laws and policies; (2) Enforcement and implementation of human rights laws; (3) Judicial proceedings regarding human rights laws; and (4) Judicial and executive branch interpretations of human rights laws.
Majority Office Minority Office

Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law 

  • Jurisdiction: (1) Oversight of laws and policies governing the collection, protection, use and dissemination of personally identifiable information by the private sector and by the government, including online privacy issues; (2) Use of technology to protect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties; enhance the free flow of information; and encourage innovation; and (3) Privacy and civil liberties implications of new or emerging technologies.
Majority Office Minority Office