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Des Moines, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A state Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced a controversial bill banning abortion as early as six weeks, to cheers from Anti-Abortion Iowans. People on both sides of the issue packed the committee room. The so-called "fetal heartbeat bill" would make it a ...

Republican Senators Grassley and Graham sent a request for clarification to former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice last week. In the request, the Senators posed 12 questions, all centered around one email Rice sent to herself on inauguration day, in the final moments of her tenure in the ...
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will wait another week before holding a vote on the nominee for Erie's federal judge seat. The committee decided at its meeting Thursday to postpone until next week a vote on whether to forward the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Susan Paradise Baxter to the full ...
Des Moines -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to allow Iowans who have a valid non-professional firearms permit to carry their weapon onto school grounds when transporting a student to and from school. "This is good legislation," said Sen. Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig, noting that ...

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's push for public hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Russia's election meddling got a show of support Thursday from every other Democrat on the panel. The nine lawmakers publicly backed Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee, in a public nudge to the ...
Amundsen did not pursue the permanent post. "All of these nominees have stellar legal qualifications and will serve Louisiana well," said Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, a member of the Senate's Judiciary Committee and a backer of all three nominees, in a statement. Kennedy and fellow Louisiana Sen.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held over four nominations Thursday, including the nomination of Michael Brennan to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., declined to return her "blue slip" on Brennan, thereby signaling her support for a nominee from her home state.
Clinton campaign fed Steele info for Trump dossier - Senate Judiciary Committee ... Clinton's presidential campaign fed former British spy Christopher Steele information for his dossier, which they themselves commissioned, according to a newly-released document from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
This comes as the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee called Wednesday for the public release of the underlying intelligence behind the Nunes memo. "Based on what I know, I agree that as much of this information should be made public as soon as possible through the appropriate ...
Milwaukee lawyer Michael Brennan told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he would follow U.S. Supreme Court precedent -- including the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion -- if confirmed as a federal appeals judge. Brennan, an adviser to Gov. Scott Walker and a former ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Wednesday for an appeals court nominee from Wisconsin over the objections of Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a move that could portend a weakened influence of senators over federal judicial picks from their states. By scheduling the ...
CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Milwaukee lawyer Michael Brennan, President Donald Trump's nominee for a spot on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has been scheduled to appear before the U.S. Senate's judiciary committee on Wednesday. Brennan will face the committee at ...
Nunes' spokesman did not return a request for comment. There are signs that the House investigators' line of questioning was more extensive than that of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is another reason why the panel's Democrats and Fusion want the transcript to be made public. Simpson and Fritsch wrote earlier ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee has taken testimony on the legislation this session, S.107, but agreed at a meeting late last week to send a letter to the chairs of the Governor's opioid Coordination Council to further study the issue. Senate Judiciary Chair Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, said Friday the ...
Hatch, former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced the bill Nov. 16, 2017, alongside Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Titled the "Amy, Vicky and Andy child Pornography Victim Assistance Act," the bill is named out of respect for the victims of the some of the most widely circulated ...

In the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is also investigating the Russian meddling, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein released an interview transcript from the committee's investigation over the objections of Chairman Chuck Grassley, saying she was frustrated by Republican attempts to undermine the ...
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley arrives before U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (not pictured) testifies at an oversight hearing at the Justice Department on October 18. Grassley said Friday that the committee is just waiting on documents that Kushner has delayed in handing over ...
After senior Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee were stymied by the Republican chairman in calling for the release of a transcript related to a controversial dossier about President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia, the top Democrat on the panel decided to divulge it herself. Senator Dianne ...
Harris and Booker will now sit on the committee that will directly address the marijuana Justice Act. For his part, Booker has infused his appointment with an antagonism rooted in his own civil rights record. "As a new member of the Senate Judiciary Committee," Booker wrote this week, "I will make it my mission to stand up to ...
What's better than one African American on the Senate Judiciary Committee? Two. *In Our @S_C_ Voice* Yes, we're still celebrating. @CoryBooker and @SenKamalaHarris are only the 2nd and 3rd African Americans to serve on the @JudiciaryDems Committee in 200+ years. pic.twitter.com/ubPgArziaU.
Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and Kamala Harris, D-California, both said Tuesday they've been appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Together they are the second and third African-Americans to sit on the committee, which holds hearings on and approves judicial nominees. The first was Sen.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California have been appointed to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. They become just the second and third African-Americans to serve on the committee in its 200-plus-year history. Democrats had to ...
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the full transcript of the committee's interview with the co-founder of the opposition research firm that produced the collection of memos outlining alleged collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.
Washington (CNN) Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the author of the opposition research dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia was acting on his own volition when he went to the FBI because he was concerned that a presidential candidate ...
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee has released a transcript of the panel's interview with Glenn Simpson. He's the founder of the political research shop Fusion GPS, which commissioned the infamous, unverified dossier ostensibly documenting connections between the Trump camp and ...
C.), who also sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the Justice Department last week to open a Criminal Investigation of Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the dossier. A lawyer for the research firm criticized the referral, suggesting it could be an "attempt to discredit government ...
The senators, both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, continued: "Based on the information contained therein, we are respectfully referring Mr. Steele to you for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1001, for statements the Committee has reason to believe Mr. Steele made regarding ...
A Georgia Senate Judiciary sub-committee on Thursday afternoon heard public comments on a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. The bill would also prohibit the Georgia Department of Human Services from taking ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to release the remaining transcripts from its interviews with people present at an infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley · Charles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Cybersecurity: Tillerson proposes new cyber bureau at ...
"I did not hear that word used, no sir," Nielsen testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, when asked if Trump used that word or similar language to disparage African countries in the meeting with Trump and lawmakers on immigration policy. "The conversation was very impassioned, I don't dispute ...
One congressional source said that the House Intelligence Committee interview with Simpson has material that was not in the Senate Judiciary Committee transcript. Simpson and his fellow Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritsch wrote an op-ed calling on Congress to release the transcript of Simpson's ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote Thursday on 17 judicial nominees, who were re-nominated by President Trump · Donald John ... "It is disgraceful that, as the nation teeters on the brink of a government shutdown, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley is forcing a vote on almost ...
President Barack Obama nominated Jennifer May-Parker and Patricia Timmons-Goodson, both African Americans, to the federal judgeship in eastern North Carolina, but neither got a hearing before the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee. Farr has twice before been nominated to the same ...
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 on Thursday in support of Duncan's nomination, with U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, a Madisonville Republican who is Louisiana's only member on the committee, voting in favor. His nomination must still be approved by the full Senate before it's finalized.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved 17 of President Trump's judicial nominations Thursday, including two who received "not qualified" ratings from the American Bar Association and one who was opposed by the Congressional Black Caucus. The committee approved the nominations of three U.S. ...
Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and Kamala Harris, D-California, both said Tuesday they've been appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Together they are the second and third African-Americans to sit on the committee, which holds hearings on and approves judicial nominees. The first was Sen.
The transcript, of an interview that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson did with the Senate Judiciary Committee, was released on Tuesday by the committee's top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. Steele went to the FBI with the initial reports that would later form the dossier on alleged ...
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley upbraided Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse over a tweet Whitehouse sent earlier this month. The tweet implied that the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation into Russia's election interference -- a probe Grassley oversees -- had been improperly influenced by ...
The questions appeared basic, slam-dunks for any federal judicial nominee. But this week Matthew Petersen, President Trump's nominee to serve on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the District Of Columbia, stumbled -- badly -- when asked questions by a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The committee, along with the House Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, since early this year has been investigating the Russian interference and whether Trump's campaign was in any way involved. That question of collusion may not be definitively answered at all in Congress, ...
Earlier today President Trump's nominee to become the new Under Secretary of Commerce for intellectual Property and the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Mr. Iancu has a proven record in the field of intellectual ...
WASHINGTON -- Roy Moore's long and controversial legal career might end up being one of the many factors that prevent him from serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the event he wins Alabama's special election on Tuesday. Moore was removed from the bench as a judge in Alabama in 2004 ...
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee called on the president Tuesday to drop the nomination of Jeff Mateer, a top lawyer for the State of Texas who has described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan." "I've advised the White House they ought to reconsider," Iowa ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance three of President Trump's federal appeals court nominees. The full Senate will now consider the nominations of Steven Grasz of Nebraska to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Texans James C. Ho, and Don Willett to the 5th Circuit Court of ...
Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee called a hearing to consider policy options. "None of us want to be forgotten," said Heather Gooze, who survived the shooting, during her testimony. She says she strongly supports Second Amendment rights but wants to see action taken on bump stocks.
Other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have also expressed frustration with Grassley over how quickly the committee's Russia probe is moving. The panel is one of three committees on Capitol Hill with active investigations into election meddling and possible collusion. "I continue to be ...
A day earlier, the Senate Judiciary Committee leaders sent Kushner a letter stating that their panel had not been provided documents about Wikileaks, a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," and communications with Sergei Millian, who is president of the US-based Russian American Chamber of ...
Attorney John Lausch was advanced Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee to be the next U.S. attorney based in Chicago. Lausch was ...


 

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