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Flake said a report from the inspector general of the Justice Department, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited in a statement on the firing, would come out in due time and that he expected the Senate Judiciary Committee would conduct oversight of the department. Graham said in his interview that he ...
WASHINGTON — As the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off a hearing last week to talk about gun violence and school safety, panel chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley said a number of bills could garner bipartisan support. But the Iowa Republican, citing a gun-related bill that bypassed the committee and ...

C.) on Sunday said he believes the Senate Judiciary Committee should hold a hearing on the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ... senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Saturday the panel should hold an oversight hearing on the Trump administration's attacks on the FBI ...
... emoji MORE to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee following reports that a data firm took Facebook users' private information for President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. "Facebook breach: This is a major breach that must be investigated. It's clear these platforms can't police themselves.
At a Senate Judiciary committee oversight hearing Wednesday, the FBI admits it made a big mistake. Tips to the FBI and 40 calls to local law enforcement did not stop suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz from allegedly killing 17 and injuring dozens of others last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) arrive for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing concerning firearm accessory regulation and enforcing federal and state reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check ...

The Senate Judiciary Committee on March 14 will hold an oversight hearing on the shooting and school safety. Other senators who co-sponsored the bill include Republicans Marco Rubio of Florida, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, John Cornyn of Texas, Dean Heller of Nevada, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Shelley ...
(KUTV) — The Senate Judiciary Committee decided to table H.B. 254, a controversial bill about reporting sexual assault on college campuses. The bill advanced to the Utah House of Representatives in February 2018. The bill was killed because the committee ran out of time to discuss the bill during their ...
COLUMBIA – A bill that would effectively outlaw abortion is headed to the state Senate floor, where it faces stiff opposition. The Senate Judiciary Committee spent two hours debating the bill before voting 12-9 to approve it along party lines, with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposed. Sen.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced bipartisan legislation despite objections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. After passing through the committee on a 16-5 vote without an amendment attached, the responsibility falls on Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to decide to take up the ...
The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee want information from the office overseeing the federal judiciary about how it handles claims of sexual misconduct from within the federal courts. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent a ...
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. Bill Cassidy, also a Republican, both vetted potential nominees for federal judgeships and U.S. attorney jobs in the state. "Confirming good ...
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 GrassleyPavlich: The claim Trump let the mentally ill get guns is a lie ...
Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing a month after Stoneman Douglas massacre. Acting FBI deputy director vows to 'correct our mistakes'. By Jenise Fernandez - Reporter. Posted: 12:41 PM, March 14, 2018 Updated: 12:41 PM, March 14, 2018 ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee officially joined the discussion Wednesday with a hearing that opened with Florida's senators begging their congressional colleagues to act. "We've had our fill of this in Florida the last two years," said Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., before he listed the many mass shootings the ...
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The State Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony on legislation aimed at better protecting Michigan's children from convicted predators like Larry Nassar on Tuesday at 3 PM. The bill package was introduced by state lawmakers yesterday as they were surrounded by ...
CHARLESTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the cotenancy bill HB 4268 — unamended Tuesday evening and sent it to the full Senate. Industry representatives and House Energy Committee members were there to watch. Many expressed relief because the governor had minutes before reversed his ...

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday unanimously recommended that the full Senate confirm the president's nomination of two people to federal judge positions in Western Pennsylvania. The bipartisan support makes their confirmation mainly a question of when rather than if, said Carl Tobias, ...
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley hit back hard at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday after his former Senate colleague launched a pre-emptive strike on his criminal justice bill. The legislation, which Grassley has worked on for more than two years, is expected to win ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced bipartisan legislation despite objections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. After passing through the committee on a 16-5 vote without an amendment attached, the responsibility falls on Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to decide to take up the ...
The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee want information from the office overseeing the federal judiciary about how it handles claims of sexual misconduct from within the federal courts. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent a ...
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 ...
Senate Judiciary Committee members grappled Thursday with the best strategy to overhaul the nation's criminal justice system, since the leading bill has broad bipartisan support but the White House apparently backs only one part of it. Chairman Charles E. Grassley of Iowa set a markup next week for a ...
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 ...


 

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