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For Immediate Release
October 14, 2011

Grassley: Plenty of Room for Saving Taxpayer Money in Judiciary Committee Jurisdiction

Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Submits Ideas to Deficit Reduction Committee

            WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley today submitted 18 pages of ideas to the Deficit Reduction Committee for possible savings of taxpayer money as the committee attempts to cut the deficit by more than $1 trillion.

            Grassley focuses on administrative restructuring, reducing duplicate and overlapping programs, and unnecessary and wasteful programs under the authority and jurisdiction of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.  

            “I think it’s important that each committee of jurisdiction put forth ideas that can be used to reduce the deficit.  No one agency should take an unfair percentage of the cuts, so it’s up to those of us with the expertise in different subject matters to explain the best areas to save taxpayer money,” Grassley said.   

            The Senate Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and various agencies within the Department of Homeland Security.  The committee also considers policy pertaining to subjects such as bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, and counterfeiting, Constitutional amendments, Federal courts and judges, Immigration and naturalization, Judicial proceedings, civil and criminal, the U.S. Patent Office, Patents, copyrights, and trademarks, Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies

            Click here to read Grassley’s letter to the Deficit Reduction Committee.