BigNews.Biz - Jan 03,2017 - Senate Judiciary Committee Progress Report for the 114th Congress
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley released the final progress report on the committee’s actions during the 114th Congress. Upon becoming Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the start of this Congress, Grassley pledged that he would strive to be fair while restoring the committee’s role as a “true check on the massive and powerful federal bureaucracy.” In the following two years, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been working in a largely bipartisan fashion to meet these goals. The committee, under Grassley’s leadership, has far surpassed its legislative productivity in the previous Congress. The committee reported to the Senate 30 bills, all with bipartisan support, and 24 of the 30 bills reported out of committee have been passed by the full Senate with 17 of those bills becoming law. Grassley’s longstanding focus on oversight has renewed the committee’s focus on ensuring accountability and transparency in government as mandated by the Constitution.
The committee, under Grassley’s leadership, has far surpassed its legislative productivity in the previous Congress.