Committees

During the 117th Congress, I am proud to serve on the two important committees.

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

The House Committee on the Judiciary has been called the lawyer for the House of Representatives because of its jurisdiction over matters relating to the administration of justice in federal courts, administrative bodies, and law enforcement agencies. Its infrequent, but important role in impeachment proceedings has also brought it much attention. In a time of great change and scientific progress an expanding list of issues, including intellectual property, cloning, and the internet, require committee members to possess a wide breadth of knowledge in order to effectively address concerns from these and other new areas. Any legislation that carries a possibility for criminal or civil penalties can be referred to the committee, so its legislative workload is substantial. 

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security has jurisdiction over the Federal Criminal Code, drug enforcement, sentencing, parole and pardons, internal and homeland security, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, prisons and criminal law enforcement.

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law

The Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law has jurisdiction over bankruptcy judgeships, administrative law, independent counsel, state taxation affecting interstate commerce, interstate compacts, and antitrust matters.

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs considers legislation that impacts the diplomatic community, which includes the Department of State, the Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the United Nations, and the enforcement of the Arms Export Control Act.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights

The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Global Human Rights considers legislation that impacts global health and human rights and issues affecting Africa.

Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism

The Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism considers legislation supporting global counterterrorism efforts and impacting regions in the Middle East and North Africa.