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The Judiciary Committee

Before I was elected to Congress, I practiced in the area of constitutional law for nearly two decades, defending our fundamental freedoms and tackling some of the most difficult legal questions facing our nation. 

Given that background, I was appointed to serve in Congress on the powerful House Judiciary Committee. Often referred to as “the lawyer for the House of Representatives,” the Judiciary Committee is one of the oldest and most historic committees, and it has broad jurisdiction over many important areas and issues, including two of the largest federal agencies of the United States government—the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.

Also included in the scope of responsibility of the Judiciary Committee are all matters pertaining to America’s criminal justice system, immigration laws, civil liberties and privacy, the balance between constitutional rights and national security, espionage, terrorism, the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and much more. Of particular importance to Louisiana’s Fourth District is our committee’s role in reining in burdensome regulation that harms America’s economy and stifles job growth.

I am thankful to have been appointed to a coveted seat on the Judiciary Committee, and I will remain an active and engaged member to represent the Fourth District’s concerns on these important matters.

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