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May 11

The Senate Judiciary Committee Under Chairman Grassley

“The continued attacks against Senator Grassley’s record on nominations as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee are unfounded and based on political rhetoric from paid political operatives and an increasingly desperate minority.  The truth is that by the end of this month, the Judiciary Committee will have held hearings for the exact same number of judicial nominations during this Congress, 43, as Senator Leahy had by the end of May during the 110thCongress (2007 and 2008).  For that matter, compare the 324 judicial confirmations of President Obama’s to the 303 judicial confirmations of President Bush’s at this same point.  To say that President Obama hasn’t been treated fairly during his presidency isn’t based in reality.”

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee

Under Chairman Grassley

By the Numbers…

·         74 committee and subcommittee hearings

·         30 business meetings

·         54 nominees reported out of committee

·         27 bills discharged from committee

·         27 bills have been bipartisan

·         18 bills from committee have passed the Senate

·         8 bills from committee have been signed into law

·         324 Obama judicial nominees approved (326 judges approved in all of Bush two terms)

Bills Cleared Include…

·         FOIA Improvement Act

·         Justice for Victims of Trafficking

·         PATENT Act

·         Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

·         Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

·         Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)

·         Defend Trade Secrets Act

·         Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

·         Transnational Drug Trafficking Act

·         National Blue Alert Act

·         Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation

·         Judicial Redress Act

·         Criminal Antitrust Anti-retaliation Act

·         FBI Whistleblower Protection Act

·         Need-Based Educational Aid Act

·         Adoptive Family Relief Act

·         Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act

·         Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Act

·         Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act

·         Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act

·         Kevin and Avonte’s Law


Oversight…

·         U.S. Marshals Service

·         FBI

·         Border security

·         Sanctuary cities

·         Criminal immigrants

·         Guantanamo Bay detainees

·         Excessive regulations

·         National Security

·         Accountability for Sexual Assault

·         Second Amendment

·         Competitive business practices

·         Federal Judiciary

·         Inspector General access

·         Executive branch transparency

·         State Department email FOIA Compliance