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The United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security is one of six subcommittees within the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, informally the Senate Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of 22 U.S. Senators whose role is to oversee the Department of Justice (DOJ), consider executive nominations, and review pending legislation.
The subcommittee's jurisdiction includes oversight of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security and the State Department's consular operations with regard to anti-terrorism enforcement and policy. The jurisdiction also includes oversight of government encryption policies and encryption export licensing and oversight of espionage laws and their enforcement.
The subcommittee is chaired by Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota, and the Ranking Minority Member is Republican Jeff Flake of Arizona.
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