Committee Assignments

In the 117th Congress (2021-2022), Senator Padilla serves on the following committees:

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As a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senator Padilla is focused on creating a justice system that works for all Americans. He is dedicated to confirming a diverse federal judiciary, overseeing the work of the Department of Justice, and passing legislation that promotes civil rights and due process of law.

Senator Padilla chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety. The first Latino to chair this subcommittee, he leads the consideration of immigration reform proposals, as well as oversight of federal agencies with citizenship, asylum, refugee, and immigration enforcement responsibilities. Senator Padilla is committed to crafting immigration policies that treat all people with fairness and respect, recognize the importance of immigrant families and communities, and support the success of our economy.

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As a member of the Senate Committee on the Budget, Senator Padilla works to set federal spending priorities. He is focused on supporting a full recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, passing transformational infrastructure legislation, and ensuring that our twenty-first century economy meets the needs of working families and boldly addresses the climate crisis.

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As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), Senator Padilla is committed to addressing the climate crisis and our polluted air and waterways with bold federal action. He prioritizes equity and environmental justice while overseeing and developing ambitious environmental policies to take on the threat of the climate crisis. Senator Padilla believes that every community deserves clean air, safe drinking water, and equitable transportation infrastructure.

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As a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC), Senator Padilla is dedicated to overseeing disaster response, homeland security, and national security threats, including foreign and domestic terrorism and cyber attacks. He is particularly focused on ensuring that FEMA’s mitigation and response efforts meet the challenges of wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters facing California. He also works to promote effectiveness and equity across the federal government and create partnerships between federal, state, and local governments.

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As a member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which has jurisdiction over federal elections, Senator Padilla is focused on strengthening our democracy and ensuring that every eligible citizen is able to freely, fairly, and fully participate in our elections. He also helps provide oversight over Capitol operations.