WASHINGTON – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (GA-09) today announced U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) as the ranking member for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
“With more than 20 years of experience in constitutional law, I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. It is imperative we uphold and defend our most fundamental rights, and this subcommittee has direct jurisdiction over so many issues that help define who we are as Americans,” Johnson said in an email statement. “Of course, the Judiciary Committee will play an important role in the 116thCongress, as Democrats plan to use our committee as a vehicle to relentlessly investigate the president. My Republican colleagues and I stand ready to defend the truth and advance legislation and initiatives that serve the best interests of our country.”
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has jurisdiction over the following subject matters: constitutional rights, constitutional amendments, federal civil rights, claims against the United States, non-immigration private claims bills, ethics in government, tort liability including medical malpractice and product liability, legal reform generally, other appropriate matters as referred by the chairman and relevant oversight.
Johnson was appointed to both the House Judiciary Committee as well as the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 116th Congress.