Press Releases

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Goodlatte Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced today that the Congressional Art Competition for high school students throughout the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia is now underway: “Capturing the beauty of nature in paint, sketching a scene from the past, or snapping a photo of life today – these are just some of the many ways art can tell a story. The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents and share their story with visitors to the U.S.... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Asset Forfeiture Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Constitutional Rights & Personal Freedoms, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General report, “Review of the Department’s Oversight of Cash Seizure and Forfeiture Activities.” The report found that the Justice Department does not measure how its asset seizure and forfeiture activities advance criminal investigations and does not require its state and local task force officers to receive training on federal asset se... Read more

  • ICYMI: Goodlatte Discusses Immigration Enforcement with Tucker Carlson
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Last night, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joined Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News to discuss the impacts of lax immigration enforcement on communities throughout the United States. Today, at 10:30 a.m., the House Judiciary Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the need for immigration enforcement. The hearing will be broadcast live at judiciary.house.gov. Click here to watch the full interview on Tucker Carls... Read more

  • Goodlatte: America Needs Access to Affordable Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, President Trump signed an executive order that will strengthen the nation’s energy security and directs the Environmental Protection Agency to re-evaluate the Obama Administration’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement in support: “America needs access to affordable energy. Despite a lack of constitutional authority or direction from Congress, the Obama Administration attempted to circumvent the legislative branch to unfairly reg... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Enactment of Legislation to Honor Vietnam Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement upon the signing of the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 (S. 305) into law by President Donald J. Trump: “Our country’s veterans deserve our gratitude and respect for the sacrifices they made in defense of democracy. “Displaying the American flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day is something we all can do to show our Vietnam veterans our appreciation for their service. These veterans were willing to fight in defen... Read more

  • Goodlatte, Gowdy, Gohmert Press Intelligence Community on Leaks of Classified Information
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) today pressed key intelligence agencies about leaks of classified information and the impact they have on the American people’s trust in vital national security programs. In a letter to the leaders of the Department of Justice, Offi... Read more

  • Goodlatte, Conyers, Grassley, Feinstein, Leahy Call for Quick Action on Legislation to Provide Selection Process for Register of Copyrights
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) today introduced the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, which is the product of months of bicameral, bipartisan discussions led by Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Senate Judiciary Committee Member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). The Register of Copyrights Select... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Increase Health Care Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued this statement following House passage of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 372) by a vote of 416-7: “Hardworking Americans are hurting because of the failures of Obamacare. Since Obamacare was signed into law seven years ago this week, the health care marketplace has been collapsing and consolidating because of this poorly designed law. As a result, Americans are left with fewer affordable health care options in their states and s... Read more

  • Goodlatte Requests Information on Horrific Rape of Young Girl at Rockville High School
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to provide information on the two suspects who allegedly raped a young girl at Rockville High School in Rockville, Maryland. Last Thursday, Jose Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, from Guatemala, allegedly forced a 14-year-old female student into a restroom at her school and subsequently raped and sodomized her. It is reported that Border Patrol agen... Read more

  • Goodlatte: Trump Administration Exposing Recklessness of Sanctuary Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on the Declined Detainer Outcome Report issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which found that numerous jurisdictions declined dozens of detainers for criminal aliens from January 28, 2017 to February 3, 2017: “I applaud President Trump and Secretary Kelly for their commitment to end dangerous sanctuary policies and for their efforts to show the American people the rec... Read more