Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Senate Judiciary Committee
morning. Today, we will consider several nominations. We also have the
sentencing reform bill on the agenda for the first time today.
understand that Senator Feinstein has to leave before 11 today, so I’ll keep my
remarks short and ask that when we have enough Members here to vote, we do
that. And of course, I’ll stay to listen to any Members who would like to speak
after we vote.
judicial nominees are on the agenda for the first time and the Minority has
requested that they be held over. So, the following nominees are held over:
Brennan, Seventh Circuit
Baxter, Western District of Pennsylvania
Domenico, District of Colorado
Horan, District of Pennsylvania
Klein, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight
on the agenda is the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017. The Sentencing
Reform and Corrections Act is a bipartisan bill that cuts costs, optimizes
the criminal justice system, reduces recidivism, and increases public safety. A
number of members of this committee are co-sponsors of the bill including
Senators Durbin, Lee, Feinstein, Graham, Whitehouse, Flake, Leahy, Crapo,
Blumenthal and Booker.
bill will be held over and I’ll save my remarks on it for next week.
now turn to Senator Feinstein for any remarks.