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  • Goodlatte Applauds Appointment of Randolph Alles as Secret Service Director
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on the appointment of Randolph D. Alles, a retired Marine Corps general and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, to lead the United States Secret Service: “Randy Alles is an excellent choice to lead the Secret Service. He has an outstanding record of public service and strong leadership, serving our country in top posts in the Marine Corps and at Customs and ... 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 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

  • Goodlatte Applauds DHS Action to Secure the Border & Enforce the Law
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to implement President Trump’s executive orders on border security and immigration enforcement: “I applaud President Trump and Secretary Kelly for taking the actions needed to help end the surge of illegal immigration at the Southwest border and restore the integrity of our immigration system. For the past eight yea... Read more

  • Goodlatte Announces Judiciary Committee Agenda for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Constitutional Rights & Personal Freedoms, National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today announced his agenda for the 115th Congress in a speech before the Federalist Society at the National Press Club. Below are Chairman Goodlatte’s prepared remarks. Chairman Goodlatte: Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be here with you today. I find that my work as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is a pursuit similar to the work here at the Federalist Society. For over three decades, the Federalist Society has been devoted t... Read more

  • Goodlatte: U.S. Must Not Ignore Iran’s Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement today in response to reports of yet another ballistic missile test by Iran in violation of a United Nations (U.N.) resolution: “Iran’s track record has made it clear that they do not intend to play by the rules. Since the signing of the flawed nuclear agreement by the Obama Administration, Iran has deliberately violated a U.N. resolution by conducting multiple ballistic missile tests. On Sunday, the Iranian regime reportedly defi... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Executive Action to Strengthen National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive action to strengthen national security by closing gaping holes in the refugee program and other components of the immigration system: “The primary duty of the federal government is to keep Americans safe. Today, President Trump has begun to fulfill this responsibility by taking a number of critical steps within his authority to strengthen national security and the integrit... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Kelly’s Confirmation as Secretary of Homeland Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of General John Kelly as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: “I commend the Senate for quickly confirming General Kelly as the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. General Kelly has served and protected our country honorably for decades and is uniquely situated to lead the Department of Homeland Security. He commanded troo... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on the Commutation of Private Manning’s Prison Sentence
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s commutation of Army Private Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence: “Private Manning betrayed the United States by providing classified national security information to WikiLeaks. In leaking sensitive government documents, Private Manning jeopardized both the safety of Americans deployed overseas and the security of the United States. These treasonous actions warrant... Read more

  • The United States Must Support Israel
    Posted in Columns on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Just 11 minutes – that is all the time it took for the United States to recognize Israel after they formally declared independence in 1948. Since then, the United States and Israel have had a strong relationship based on shared democratic values and common security interests. In a part of the world where some would seek to destroy our way of life, Israel stands strong as one of our greatest allies. That’s why it is so important to preserve and protect this relationship between our nations. Unfor... Read more