Congressman Biggs Introduces Six Bills under Judiciary Jurisdiction, Including Grant’s Law & Bill to Split 9th Circuit
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, Congressman Biggs received his committee assignment to the House Judiciary Committee for the 116th Congress and introduced six bills under the jurisdiction of the committee. Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:
“I am pleased to have introduced these six pieces of legislation in conjunction with my role on the committee. Two of these bills, the Judicial Administration and Improvement Act and Grant’s Law, fulfill promises I have made to my constituents to remove Arizona from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and to end the flawed policy of catch and release of illegal aliens, respectively. Grant’s Law passed the House last year as part of a larger immigration enforcement package, and I am hopeful that we can again find enough lawmakers to recognize the importance of this vital policy. I look forward to working with my colleagues throughout this Congress to attempt to pass these bills.”
- H.R. 74, Grant's Law – ends the “catch and release” of illegal immigrants who have been arrested for deportable crimes, ensuring they will not be released back into our communities.
- H.R. 78, Judicial Administration and Improvement Act – creates a new Twelfth Circuit Court of Appeals, moving Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada from the overreaching and overburdened grip of the Ninth Circuit.
- H.R. 77, Injunction Authority Clarification Act – restores the intent and historical practice of federal courts’ injunctive power, clarifying that power extends only to the protection of the parties before the court, rather than nationwide.
- H.R. 75 – Grants exclusive jurisdiction over immigration cases to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- H.R. 88, Knife Owners' Protection Act – repeals the Federal Switchblade Act and provides protection from the patchwork of state laws by affirming knife owners’ right to lawfully travel with automatic knives.
- H.R. 76, Protect the Gig Economy Act – protects the “gig economy” by prohibiting class action lawsuits based on misclassification of gig workers as employees rather than independent contractors. The bill maintains the ability for individuals to file lawsuits on their own behalf.
Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.