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All members of the press are urged to obtain credentials from the Senate Daily Press Gallery or the Senate Radio-Television Gallery.  The Judiciary Committee reserves approximately 25 seats for press to attend Committee hearings, and approximately 10 seats for press to attend Executive Business Meetings.  To reserve a seat at a Committee hearing, credentialed members of the press should contact the Press Galleries.

Only credentialed press are permitted to set up video cameras to record Committee hearings.  Space is limited in the Judiciary Committee hearing room, and networks are encouraged to utilize pool footage of hearings of wide interest.  All hearings are webcast live online.

No flash photography is permitted in the hearing room.  Non-flash photography is permitted.  Only credentialed members of the press are permitted to sit in front of the dais to take photographs.

The Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee maintain Committee press offices.

Jessica Brady
Judiciary Press Secretary
Chairman Patrick Leahy
Press Releases

224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Beth Levine
Judiciary Press Secretary
Ranking Member Chuck Grassley
Press Releases

152 Dirksen Senate Office Building

To reach the press offices of members of the Committee, visit the Press Contacts page.

For additional information about the Judiciary Committee, visit the Resources for Press page.


Did You Know?  Harlan Fiske Stone was the first Supreme Court nominee to testify at a Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1925.  John Harlan was only the fourth nominee to testify (1955).  Harlan's 1955 confirmation marked the beginning of the current practice of each Supreme Court nominee testifying before the Judiciary Committee.

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