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09/14/2021
Nominations Hearing

WATCH LIVE: At 10:00 AM ET, the Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nominations of Beth Robinson to the Second Circuit; Jennifer Sung to the Ninth Circuit; Rahul Gupta to be Director of National Drug Control Policy; and Elizabeth Prelogar to be Solicitor General.

08/03/2021
Hearing on Student Loan Bankruptcy Reform

WATCH LIVE: Currently 45 million Americans hold more than $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. Unlike most other types of debt, student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy except in extremely rare circumstances. It's time for #StudentLoanBankruptcyReform

08/02/2021

America is in the middle of a student debt crisis, with the total amount of debt reaching $1.7 trillion.

Today we'll be sharing stories of how this crisis is affecting Americans of every age and background. Head to our Twitter @JudiciaryDems and share your story by tweeting with #StudentLoanBankruptcyReform

07/28/2021
Hearing: Beefing up Competition

WATCH LIVE: At 2:30 PM ET, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Beefing up Competition: Examining America’s Food Supply Chain” to discuss ways to provide more fairness and transparency for family farmers and consumers.

07/28/2021
Nominations Hearing

WATCH LIVE: At 10:00 AM ET, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations. Today’s panels include Fourth Circuit nominee Toby Heytens, four district court nominees, and an Assistant AG.

07/27/2021
Hearing on Ransomware Attacks

WATCH LIVE: At 10:00 AM ET, SJC holds the first-ever full Judiciary Committee hearing on ransomware—the first Congressional testimony this year by the Justice Department and FBI on this threat.

07/21/2021
#FarmworkerLegalization

Throughout the instability of the pandemic, one thing has remained constant: our domestic food supply chain remained intact.

Our food supply is secure because of our 2.4 million farmworkers—half of whom are undocumented.

WATCH and show your support for #FarmworkerLegalization:

07/21/2021
Immigrant Farmworkers are Essential to Feeding America

WATCH LIVE: At 10:00 AM ET, SJC will hold a hearing entitled “Immigrant Farmworkers are Essential to Feeding America" to examine the essential contributions of immigrant farmworkers to our food supply and highlight the need for a path to citizenship for undocumented farmworkers.

07/14/2021
Restoring the Voting Rights Act after Brnovich & Shelby County

We must protect Americans’ right to vote.

HAPPENING NOW: As voting rights come under attack across the country, Senator Blumenthal’s Subcommittee on the Constitution is hearing from experts about this danger to the foundation of our democracy.

07/13/2021
The Sacred Right to Vote

The attacks on the ballot box we see today mirror the racist attacks on political rights at the turn of the 20th century.

The historic parallels are clear. To deny this vestige of Jim Crow is to ignore the realities of racism in America.

WATCH:

In case you missed it: Today, Attorney General Garland joined Deputy AG Lisa Monaco, Associate AG Vanita Gupta, and AAG ...
06/25/2021

In case you missed it: Today, Attorney General Garland joined Deputy AG Lisa Monaco, Associate AG Vanita Gupta, and AAG for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke to announce their latest actions to defend your right to vote.

This is what your senior Justice Department leadership looks like.

And they're just getting started.

In case you missed it: Today, Attorney General Garland joined Deputy AG Lisa Monaco, Associate AG Vanita Gupta, and AAG for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke to announce their latest actions to defend your right to vote.

This is what your senior Justice Department leadership looks like.

And they're just getting started.

06/23/2021
Nominations hearing

WATCH LIVE: At 9:30 AM ET, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on five executive and judicial nominations to the First Circuit, District of Massachusetts, District of New Jersey, DOJ Office of Legislative Affairs, and DOJ Office of Legal Counsel.

06/22/2021
Hearing: Subcommittee on Intellectual Property

WATCH LIVE: At 2:30 PM ET, Senator Leahy—Chair of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property—holds a subcommittee hearing entitled "Protecting Real Innovations by Improving Patent Quality."

06/22/2021
End the Crack-Powder Co***ne Sentencing Disparity

This is our chance to come together to make substantial improvements to our criminal justice system by fixing one of the worst policies to come out of the failed war on drugs: the crack-powder disparity.

Congress needs to finish this job. WATCH:

06/16/2021
#LetThemDream

In 2019, the House passed the American Dream and Promise Act. It gathered dust in McConnell's Senate.

So in March, they passed it again. It cannot gather dust in this Senate.

The Dreamers in this video and across the nation have waited long enough. Share if you agree: #LetThemDream

06/15/2021
Hearing on the Dream and Promise Act

WATCH LIVE: On the 9th anniversary of DACA and 20 years after Senator Durbin introduced the original Dream Act, Chair Durbin holds the second-ever hearing on protections for Dreamers and TPS holders. These Americans are counting on Congress to #LetThemDream

06/14/2021
20 years of fighting for the Dream Act

Chair Senator Dick Durbin has been fighting for Dreamers for 20 years, since introducing the first Dream Act in 2001.

Under his leadership, tomorrow this Committee will finally hold a hearing on the Dream and Promise Act.

Dreamers are counting on Congress to pass this legislation.

06/09/2021
Nominations Hearing

WATCH LIVE: At 10 AM ET, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on five of President Biden's judicial nominees. The nominees include Eunice Lee (2nd Circuit); Veronica Rossman (10th Circuit); and David Estudillo, Lauren King, and Tana Lin (Western District of Washington).

BREAKING NEWS: Documents uncovered by the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chair Durbin reveal that Mark Meadows pressured...
06/05/2021
Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

BREAKING NEWS: Documents uncovered by the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chair Durbin reveal that Mark Meadows pressured DOJ to investigate unfounded conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election in an attempt to nullify the results.

Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.

In March, Stella Keating (16) told her powerful story before this Committee as the first openly trans teen to testify be...
06/01/2021
Meet Stella Keating, the 1st transgender teen to testify before the Senate

In March, Stella Keating (16) told her powerful story before this Committee as the first openly trans teen to testify before the Senate—the first, but not the last.

For Stella and for LGBTQ youth everywhere, we need the Equality Act.

“What happens if I want to attend a college in a state that doesn’t protect me?” the 16-year-old said when she testified in favor of the Equality Act in March.

05/26/2021
Nominations Hearing

WATCH LIVE at 10 AM ET: Today the Judiciary Committee is holding its sixth nominations hearing of the 117th Congress, as we continue to process the Biden Administration’s highly qualified judicial and Executive Branch nominees.

05/25/2021
Stop Gun Violence: Safe Storage

LIVE: Safe gun storage saves lives. Something as simple as a lock or a gun safe would prevent hundreds of needless deaths. In today's Subcommittee on the Constitution, we hear from witnesses who have personal, tragic experiences with the consequences of failing to make safe storage the standard.

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate and vote President Biden's first five judicial nominees. Their dive...
05/20/2021

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate and vote President Biden's first five judicial nominees. Their diversity, qualifications, and credentials will bring an evenhanded approach to the administration of justice.

Tune in live at 10:30 AM ET: https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/05/13/2021/executive-business-meeting

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate and vote President Biden's first five judicial nominees. Their diversity, qualifications, and credentials will bring an evenhanded approach to the administration of justice.

Tune in live at 10:30 AM ET: https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/05/13/2021/executive-business-meeting

05/18/2021
Women for Clarke: We Have Her Back

WATCH: “When many women of the Senate come to the floor, you know something important is going on.”

Kristen Clarke is eminently qualified to lead the Civil Rights Division, and we will confirm her.

These Senate Democratic women have a message: #WeHaveHerBack

05/14/2021
Chair Durbin's first 100 days

We're celebrating 100 Days since America's new Senate Judiciary Committee gaveled in.

Tone is set at the top, and Chair Durbin has made clear: this is a new Judiciary Committee committed to the advancement of civil rights.

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