Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley made the following statement regarding the documents provided by the Justice Department to the committee regarding the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

On Feb. 21, Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein sent a bipartisan request to the Department of Justice asking for the documents.  The department produced more than 144,000 pages of documents in response to the joint request.

“The department has demonstrated remarkable transparency in providing these documents to the committee.  For instance, during Justice Kagan’s confirmation, the committee did not receive any documents relating to her service as Solicitor General.  As with everything else we’ve seen throughout Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation process, he’s been honest and forthcoming in his meetings with members of Congress.  I’m looking forward to the hearing beginning and speaking with him directly as we continue considering his nomination.”