Executive Business Meeting
Business Meeting

Full Committee
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005
Time: 09:30 AM

There was no video broadcast for this event.

Agenda


An Executive Business Meeting has been scheduled by the Committee on the Judiciary, for Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., in the Senate Dirksen Building, Room 226.

Senator Specter will preside.

By order of the Chairman

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AGENDA

Executive Business Meeting
Senate Judiciary Committee

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.

I. Nominations

William G. Myers, III

to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

Thomas B. Griffith

to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit

Robert J. Conrad, Jr.

to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina

James C. Dever, III

to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Paul A. Crotty

to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York

J. Michael Seabright

to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Hawaii

II. Bills

Asbestos

S. 378, Reducing Crime and Terrorism at America's Seaports Act of 2005

[Biden, Specter, Feinstein, Kyl, Cornyn]

S. 188, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program Reauthorization Act of 2005

[Feinstein, Kyl, Schumer, Cornyn, Durbin, Specter]

S. 119, Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act of 2005

[Feinstein, Schumer, Durbin, DeWine, Feingold, Kennedy, Brownback, Specter]

S. 589, a bill to establish the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays
[Cornyn, Leahy, Grassley]

III. Committee Business

Subcommittee Approval

109th Congress

Subcommittees of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Administrative Oversight and the Courts
Jurisdiction: (1) Court administration and management; (2) Judicial rules and procedures; (3) Creation of new courts and judgeships; (4) Bankruptcy; (5) Administrative practices and procedures; (6) Legal reform and liability issues; (7) Oversight of the Department of Justice grant programs, as well as government waste and fraud; (8) Private relief bills other than immigration; and (9) Oversight of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission.

Membership: (4/3)
Jeff Sessions, AL (Chairman)
Charles E. Schumer, NY (Ranking Democrat)
Arlen Specter, PA
Dianne Feinstein, CA
Charles E. Grassley, IA
Russell D. Feingold, WI
Jon Kyl, AZ


Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Jurisdiction: (1) Oversight of antitrust and competition policy laws, including the Sherman and Clayton Acts; (2) Oversight of antitrust and competition enforcement policies of Justice Department; (3) Oversight of antitrust and competition policies of the Federal Trade Commission; and (4) competition policy and consumer rights.

Membership: (6/5)
Mike DeWine, OH (Chairman)
Herbert Kohl, WI (Ranking Democrat)
Arlen Specter, PA
Patrick J. Leahy, VT
Orrin G. Hatch, UT
Joseph R. Biden, Jr., DE
Charles E. Grassley, IA
Russell D. Feingold, WI
Lindsey O. Graham, SC
Charles E. Schumer, NY
Sam Brownback, KS

Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights
Jurisdiction: (1) Constitutional amendments; (2) Civil rights oversight; (3) Property rights; (4) Federal-State relations; (5) Individual rights; (6) Commemorative Congressional Resolutions; and (7) Interstate compacts.

Membership: (5/4)
Sam Brownback, KSty
Jurisdiction: (1) Oversight of anti-terrorism enforcement and policy; (2) Oversight of Department of Homeland Security functions as they relate to anti-terrorism enforcement and policy; (3) Oversight of State Department consular operations as they relate to anti-terrorism enforcement and policy; (4) Oversight of laws related to government information policy, electronic privacy and security of computer information, Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy Act; (5) Oversight of encryption policies and export licensing; and (6) Oversight of espionage laws and their enforcement.

Membership: (7/6)
Jon Kyl, AZ (Chairman)
Dianne Feinstein, CA (Ranking Democrat)
Orrin G. Hatch, UT
Edward M. Kennedy, MA
Charles E. Grassley, IA
Joseph R. Biden, Jr., DE
John Cornyn, TX
Herbert Kohl, WI
Mike DeWine, OH
Russell D. Feingold, WI
Jeff Sessions, AL
Richard J. Durbin, IL
Lindsey O. Graham, SC

Member Statements


  1. United States Senator Russ Feingold (D - VT)
  2. Senator Edward Kennedy (D - MA)
  3. Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT)
  4. Senator Dick Durbin (D - IL)
  5. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D - CA)