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Senate Judiciary May 21
Bipartisan former officials back ’ stalled nominee to head Criminal Division
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Senate Judiciary May 21
A bipartisan group of former government officials is urging senators to advance the nomination of Brian Benczkowski, whom they praise for his "professional experience, temperament and integrity."
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Senate Judiciary May 15
WATCH LIVE: Chairman leads a hearing on protecting and promoting music creation for the 21st century
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Senate Judiciary May 9
Replying to @SenTedCruz
also noted the effects of ending the filibuster in 2013. “In 2013, Senate Democrats, led by Harry Reid and Pat Leahy, ended the filibuster rules. They exercised the so-called nuclear option, and lowered the threshold for confirming judges from 60 votes to 50 votes.”
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Senate Judiciary May 9
. presided over today's nominations hearing for 9th Circuit nominee Ryan Bounds, and spoke about the confirmation process and the appropriate role of blue slips.
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Senate Judiciary May 7
Chairman Grassley will not let the blue slip courtesy be abused for political/ideological reasons, especially for circuit court nominees, which cover multiple states. This is consistent w/ the practice of nearly every previous chairman, including Sens. Joe Biden & Ted Kennedy 2/2
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Senate Judiciary May 7
That’s not true. As recently as 2003 and 2004, the Committee held hearings and votes for five circuit court nominees without a positive blue slip from either home state senator. Here’s some more history of the blue slip: (1/2)
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Senate Judiciary Apr 27
. National Threat Assessment Center's School Safety Initiative helps to prevent school violence. Bipartisan EAGLES Act ensures that more schools benefit from this important service.
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ChuckGrassley Apr 23
Lrg group of state local & fed law enforcement ldrs 2day urged Congress 2 pass my bipartisan comprehensive Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. Bill improves fairness / tough on violent crooks & opioids
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Senator Dick Durbin Apr 23
Law enforcement asks Congress to support my bipartisan criminal justice reform bill because modernizing outdated and ineffective drug sentencing laws will make our communities safer.
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Senate Judiciary Apr 23
. - 200+ past/present law enforcement officials & prosecutors from across U.S. - urge Congress to pass bipartisan and Corrections Act led by &
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Senate Judiciary Apr 18
Chairman : Hearing Scheduled: “Abducted Abroad: Exploring the Plight of International Parental Child Abduction and its Effect on American Families,” Tues., 4/24, 10:00 a.m., Dirksen Rm. 226
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Senate Judiciary Apr 18
WATCH LIVE: Chairman leads Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office”
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Senate Judiciary Apr 10
WATCH LIVE: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of , testifies before a joint Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Commerce Committee hearing on “Facebook, Social Media Privacy and the Use and Abuse of Data”
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Senate Judiciary Apr 5
Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees Announce Joint Hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at 2:15 p.m. ET
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Senate Judiciary Mar 22
"It might be possible to make the program work better, through clearer rules and more effective enforcement, but it would be better to end it altogether. As Senator has argued, it seems broken beyond repair."
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Senate Judiciary Mar 22
Replying to @ChuckGrassley @BV
spoke on the unfixable EB-5 program on Monday. Watch:
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Senate Judiciary Mar 22
As Chairman said earlier this week: Congress should scrap the EB-5 investor visa program … via
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Sen. Grassley Press Mar 21
WATCH: Chairman Introduces Judge C.J. Williams of Iowa at a Nominations Hearing: "Judge Williams is a very talented attorney and judge, who is widely respected and recommended across the political spectrum back home in Iowa."
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Senate Judiciary Mar 21
LIVE → Nominations hearing to consider: -Michael Y. Scudder to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit -Amy J. St. Eve to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit -Charles J. Williams to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa
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