District of Columbia

The governance of the District of Columbia falls within the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and specifically the newly-created Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia. It is the responsibility of the full Committee and Subcommittee to review legislation that affects the representation, taxation and governance of Washington, D.C. The Committee also investigates and holds hearings for nominees to the District of Columbia court system and oversees the operation of the D.C. court system.