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  • Goodlatte: Enforcing the Law Works
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement on the news that illegal border crossings at the Southwest border dropped 40 percent in January and February: “Enforcing the law works. President Trump has sent the strong message that our immigration laws will be enforced and unlawful immigration will not be tolerated. Through his policies, President Trump has empowered Border Patrol and immigration enforcement agents to do their jobs. Because of the President's actions, we are al... Read more

  • Goodlatte Praises House Passage of Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement upon House passage of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (FICALA) of 2017 (H.R. 985) by a vote of 220-201. “Class action lawsuits were created so Americans could have strength in numbers when they took their legitimate disputes to court. These suits were supposed to provide a level playing field for both consumers and businesses, so their issues could be settled in a just and fair system. “Sadly, because of abuses by uns... Read more

  • Goodlatte & Judiciary Republicans Call on FBI to Investigate Cyberattacks and Mishandling of Classified Information
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee today sent a letter to Director James Comey calling on the FBI to follow all legitimate investigative leads regarding Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as leads regarding the mishandling of classified information. Members signing the letter also renewed their request for a briefing on these matters and allegations made by the President over ... Read more

  • Goodlatte Calls for Reforms on Misleading Lawsuit Advertisements Regarding Pharmaceuticals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued a series of letters today urging state bar associations to help curb misleading and even dangerous attorney advertisements regarding lawsuit centered around pharmaceuticals. Specifically, the letter urges implementation of a “requirement that attorney commercials which may cause patients to discontinue medically necessary medications have appropriate warnings that patients should not discontinue medications without seeking the advic... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Revised National Security Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s revised executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Goodlatte: “I applaud President Trump for remaining committed to protecting our nation from foreign terrorists. The primary duty of the federal government is to keep Americans safe. We know that terrorists seek to exploit our immigration system in order to harm Americans. We should maintain a generous imm... Read more

  • Now is the Time to Act on RFS Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement today after reintroducing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315): “The Renewable Fuel Standard is a well-intentioned flop. After a decade of this policy, it’s clearer than ever that the federal government’s creation of an artificial market for the ethanol industry has resulted in a domino effect that is hurting people across the country. The misguid... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Attorney General Sessions’ Decision to Recuse Himself
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he will recuse himself from any matters arising from the campaigns for President of the United States: “Attorney General Sessions did the right thing by recusing himself. Attorney General Sessions is an honorable man who believes in preserving the integrity of the justice system. I applaud his decision to avoid even the appearance of impropriety in order to ensure the Ameri... Read more

  • Goodlatte: Federal Ethanol Mandate is a Flop
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Energy

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement today after introducing two bills to alter the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the RFS Elimination Act (H.R. 1314) and the RFS Reform Act (H.R. 1315): “It’s time the ethanol mandate became a thing of the past. While well-intentioned from the start, after a decade of this policy it couldn’t be more obvious that the RFS is a flop. The RFS Elimination Act would completely repeal this mandate and force ethanol to compete in the free m... Read more

  • Goodlatte Praises Committee Approval of Bill to End Insurance Antitrust Exemption
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Tom Marino (R-Pa.) issued the following statement praising the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 372) by voice vote. “Obamacare is collapsing, and hardworking Americans are the ones who are suffering because of this poorly designed law. The American people are asking Congress to take action to stop the r... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Action to Roll Back WOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement in support of President Trump’s Executive Order that would set the course for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to rescind the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “Rolling back red tape is key to getting America’s economic engine running again. The EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule is simply unworkable federal government overreach. The costly impacts of this rule would be fa... Read more