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

Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)


Majority members

  • Patrick Leahy (VT) Picture of Patrick Leahy
  • Mazie Hirono (HI) Picture of Mazie Hirono
  • Cory Booker (NJ) Picture of Cory Booker
  • Alex Padilla (CA) Picture of Alex Padilla
  • Jon Ossoff (GA) Picture of Jon Ossoff

John Kennedy (LA)

Ranking Member

Minority members

  • Lindsey Graham (SC) Picture of Lindsey Graham
  • Michael S. Lee (UT) Picture of Michael S. Lee
  • Ted Cruz (TX) Picture of Ted Cruz
  • Ben Sasse (NE) Picture of Ben Sasse
  • Thom Tillis (NC) Picture of Thom Tillis

Jurisdiction of the Subcomittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts includes:

  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
  12. Oversight of the Foreign Claims Settlement Act