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  • Goodlatte Applauds Senate Action to Restore Americans’ Constitutional Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Constitutional Rights & Personal Freedoms, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement after the Senate passed a joint resolution to repeal an Obama Administration rule that restricted Americans’ right to bear arms and due process under the law. The joint resolution is now headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Goodlatte: “I applaud the Senate for joining the House in swiftly repealing an egregious Obama-era rule in order to restore Americans’ constitutional rights. The Obama Administration’s rul... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Judiciary Committee Passage of Litigation Reform Package
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement upon the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R. 985) by a vote of 19-12: “Class action suits were designed to address legitimate claims. These suits were supposed to level the playing field for consumers and businesses alike to have access to a fair and just system to address their grievances. “Today, the class action litigation system has morphed i... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Retirement of Secret Service Director Clancy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on the announcement that U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy plans to retire in March: “Director Clancy has served our nation honorably for decades by protecting several Presidents, their families, and the White House complex from harm. Under Director Clancy’s leadership, the Secret Service did a stellar job protecting presidential candidates during the 2016 election. He also... Read more

  • Goodlatte Introduces Major Litigation Reform Bill to Improve Access to Justice for American Consumers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement upon the introduction of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R. 985): “Due to the complexity and costs associated with our legal system, a lawsuit has become a dirty word in America. Our courts were founded on the principle that any American could have access to a just and fair outlet to solve their problems under the law. “The current state of class action litigation... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Executive Action to Strengthen Public Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive action to protect law enforcement, strengthen public safety, fight crime, and dismantle drug cartels: “Our nation continues to face a number of public safety threats, and I applaud President Trump for taking action to improve the security of our communities. Over the past year, we’ve witnessed an increase in attacks on law enforcement officers, a rise in violent crime in our nation’s cities, and... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice: “I commend the Senate for confirming Senator Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General. Our nation’s top law enforcement officer has a solemn duty to ensure the rule of law and protect the American people by executing our laws impartially and fully. Senator Sessions is a man of integrity and is... Read more

  • Goodlatte: Congress Must End DOJ’s Practice of Funding Pet Projects with Taxpayer Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement upon the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 (H.R. 732) by a vote of 17-8: “Congress must permanently end the abuses Obama’s Justice Department exploited to use settlements to funnel money to their liberal friends. DOJ has failed to listen to the legislative branch’s warnings and now Congress must end DOJ’s practice of funding pet projects with taxpayer funds.” ... Read more

  • Virginia Lawmakers Introduce Measure to Lift Restrictions on Rockingham Co. Land
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) released the following statements after introducing legislation today in both the United States House of Representatives and Senate to lift deed use restrictions on property used for the Plains Area Day Care Center in Rockingham County: “By removing overbearing restrictions on the acre of land that the Plains Area Day Care Center is situated on, the center will be able to make much-needed upgrades to help ensure this community inves... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Passage of Bill to Protect Privacy of Americans’ Emails
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House of Representatives today approved by voice vote the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) to protect Americans’ privacy and public safety in the digital age. Below is a statement from Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, applauding passage of the bill: “The U.S. Constitution protects Americans’ property from unreasonable searches and seizures and we must ensure that this principle continues to thrive in the digital age. Current law governing law enforcem... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds House Action Restoring Americans’ Constitutional Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Constitutional Rights & Personal Freedoms, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on House passage of a resolution (H.J. Res. 40) to repeal an Obama Administration rule in order to protect Americans’ right to bear arms and due process under the law: “The Obama Administration’s rule is discriminatory and deprives law-abiding Americans of their constitutional rights. There is no evidence suggesting that those receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration are a threat to public safety.... Read more