Senator Hawley Selected to Chair Judiciary Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee, Named to Two Additional Subcommittees

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, has been selected to chair its Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. 

“Congress has a duty to ensure our families and communities are safe,” Senator Hawley said. “From the child walking home from school alone, to human trafficking victims looking for a new life, to the millions of Americans who trust internet giants with their personal data; every American deserves to have the peace of mind that their government will protect them from harm. I am honored to lead the Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee in its efforts to keep people safe and fight for their rights.”

Senator Hawley was also selected as a member of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights; and the Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee plays a key role in some of the biggest issues before our Congress, and Missourians now have a seat at the table. These subcommittees give us the opportunity to get involved in issues like the crisis at the border and breaking up government sweetheart deals that help powerful companies get bigger. I’m proud to take on this fight and deliver real results,” said Senator Hawley. 

Additional information about the jurisdiction of Senator Hawley’s subcommittees can be found below and at the Senate Judiciary Committee website:

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

  • Oversight of the Department of Justice’s:
    • Criminal Division; Drug Enforcement Administration; Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys; Office on Violence Against Women; U.S. Marshals Service; Community Oriented Policing Services and related law enforcement grants; Bureau of Prisons; Office of the Pardon Attorney; U.S. Parole Commission; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, as it relates to crime or drug policy
  • ·Oversight of the U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Youth violence and directly related issues
  • Federal programs under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (including the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act)
  • Criminal justice and victims’ rights policy
  • Oversight of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Oversight of the U.S. Secret Service
  • Corrections, rehabilitation, reentry and other detention-related policy
  • Parole and probation policy
  • Oversight of anti-terrorism enforcement and policy
  • Oversight of Department of Homeland Security functions as they relate to anti-terrorism enforcement and policy
  • Oversight of State Department consular operations as they relate to anti-terrorism enforcement and policy
  • Oversight of encryption policies and export licensing
  • Oversight of espionage laws and their enforcement

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

  • Oversight of antitrust law and competition policy, including the Sherman, Clayton and Federal Trade Commission Act
  • Oversight of antitrust enforcement and competition policy at the Justice Department
  • Oversight of antitrust enforcement and competition policy at the Federal Trade Commission
  • Oversight of competition policy at other federal agencies.

Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration

  • Immigration, citizenship, and refugee laws
  • Oversight of the immigration functions of the Department of Homeland Security, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Ombudsman Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Oversight of the immigration-related functions of the Department of Justice, the Department of State, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement, and the Department of Labor
  • Oversight of international immigration, internally displaced persons, and refugee laws and policy
  • Private immigration relief bills