- «The Loyalist Committee has arrived, Your Honor.»
- ―An aide, informing Chancellor Palpatine[src]
The Loyalist Committee was a faction within the Senate of the Galactic Republic that was created some time after the invasion of Naboo. Its members supported the Republic and its leader, the Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, against the threat of the newly formed Confederacy of Independent Systems. However, when the Clone Wars broke out between the two factions, Palpatine began introducing many changes and new policies in the Republic, even modifying the Galactic Constitution. Some members of the Loyalist Committee suspected that the Chancellor was using the ongoing conflict as an excuse to claim more power for himself. Ironically, the Committee members found themselves increasingly at odds with the Chancellor, while their party had been founded to support him. Eventually, many of those Committee members joined the Delegation of 2,000, which requested that the Chancellor return all of his emergency powers to the Senate as soon as possible. Ultimately, the Loyalists' concerns were proved right when Palpatine unilaterally declared the transformation of the Republic into an autocratic New Order.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith