Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice where Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify. Established in 1870, the Department of Justice and its component agencies are tasked with enforcing the law and defending the interests of the United States, promoting public safety and preventing crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of justice.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the statement below in advance of this hearing.

Chairman Goodlatte: “Next week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time in his capacity as our nation’s top law enforcement officer. The Department of Justice has the solemn duty to ensure our nation’s laws are enforced in order to punish criminals and preserve liberty and justice for all Americans, and the House Judiciary Committee has the responsibility to conduct oversight of the Department to ensure it is meeting its mission. We look forward to hearing from Attorney General Sessions on his initiatives to improve the safety of our citizens, on the many issues facing the Justice Department, and on answers to the many questions Members have regarding issues before the Department.”

Media Guidance: The hearing will take place in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building and will be webcast live at judiciary.house.gov. On the day of the hearing, media will be allowed access to the committee hearing room at 9:30 a.m.

Congressionally credentialed members of the media MUST RSVP to their respective Press Gallery no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13. Due to high interest, attendance will be limited to one media representative from each outlet. We will try to accommodate additional representatives if space is available. Gallery contact information is below:

House Radio/TV Gallery: radiotv@mail.house.gov
House Periodical Gallery: periodical.press@mail.house.gov
House Daily Press Gallery: dailypressgallery@mail.house.gov
Photographer Gallery: press_photo@saa.senate.gov