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Chuck Grassley


Judiciary Committee Website Awarded 2010 "Gold Mouse"

GoldMouseAwardThe Senate Judiciary Committee was recognized by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) for having one of the best websites in Congress.  The Committee's website was awarded a 2010 Gold Mouse Award.  To learn more about the Congressional Management Foundation and the Congressional Mouse Awards, click here.

*NOTE:  Historical Judiciary Committee Photographs:  You can find information about the historical photographs featured at the top of this page by visiting the Committee's photo gallery. 

*NOTE: Camp Lejeune documents available here.

Results of Executive Business Meeting - December 13, 2012
The Senate Judiciary Committee held an executive business meeting to consider pending nominations and legislation on December 13, 2012.


I. Bills

S.1223, Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011 (Franken, Blumenthal, Coons, Durbin, Feinstein)
Ordered Reported By Voice Vote, Three Senators Recorded As No

Substitute Amendment HEN12877 (Franken)
Adopted By Unanimous Consent

Amendment ALB12806 (Grassley)
Failed By Roll Call Vote, 8-9

S.1560, Nursing Home Resident Pain Relief Act of 2011 (Kohl)
Held Over


Did You Know? Only one Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has gone on to serve as President of the United States.  Martin Van Buren served as Chairman from 1823 to 1828, and became the eighth President in 1836, serving one term.

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