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Congressman Darrell Issa Named Ranking Member for Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet

February 3, 2021


Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was selected as the top Republican on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Issa released the following statement:

“The economy is more reliant on the Internet than ever, and the United States is at the center of world innovation and creativity. I am honored to help lead the Congressional discussion on these issues, and I commit to working to enhance Congressional understanding and building consensus solutions to emerging challenges.

Issa continued, “The Judiciary Committee will again take center stage this year as Congress tackles threats to our Constitutional freedoms, immigration reform, protecting our homeland, criminal justice, oversight of big tech and election integrity. I hope the Committees’ efforts will focus on Constitutionally sound policy solutions for the benefit of our constituents.

Ranking Member Jordan stated, “We are excited to have Representative Issa as the Ranking Member on this important subcommittee. His experience, both before and during his time in Congress, are a tremendous asset to the Judiciary Committee and make him the perfect person to lead the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.”

Issa previously served as the Subcommittee Chair in the 114th-115th Congresses. During his previous service on the Judiciary Committee, he helped developed and pass legislation including the CLASSICS Act, American Invests Act, Protecting Access to the Courts for Taxpayers Act, and numerous bills regarding patents, immigration reform, and trademarks.


The Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet has broad jurisdiction over trademark law, patents, information technology, the Administration of the U.S. Courts, the Federal Rules of Evidence, Civil and Appellate Procedure, and judicial ethics. 

The House Judiciary Committee holds critical jurisdiction over Constitutional questions, Civil Rights, the Courts, Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, Immigration, Voting Rights, technology and intellectual property, and the Internet.

Issa represents the 50th District of California, which encompasses the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County. It includes the communities of Fallbrook, San Marcos, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, Temecula, and the mountain and desert areas of the San Diego-Imperial County line.