The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement entities. The Judiciary Committee is also the committee responsible for impeachments of federal officials. Because of the legal nature of its oversight, committee members usually have a legal background, but this is not required.
In the 115th Congress, the chairman of the committee is Republican Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, and the ranking minority member was Democrat John Conyers of Michigan. On November 26, 2017, Conyers stepped down from his position as ranking member, while he faces an ethics investigation. On November 28, 2017, Jerrold Nadler of New York was named as acting ranking member.