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  • Goodlatte Statement on the Launch of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the opening of the new Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE) at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “Decades of lax enforcement have wreaked havoc on American communities and innocent Americans from coast to coast have lost their lives at the hands of unlawful immigrants. Several of these victims’ family members have testified before the House Judiciary Committee and have spoke... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on World Intellectual Property Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement marking World Intellectual Property (IP) Day: “World Intellectual Property Day is a day to recognize the valuable contribution that intellectual property has brought to our nation. “Intellectual property industries are one of America’s chief job creators and competitive advantages in the global marketplace, creating millions of high-skilled, high-paying U.S. jobs and contributing billio... Read more

  • House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695). This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) -- makes important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Specifically, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act creates a select... Read more

  • 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

  • Enforcing the Law Works
    Posted in Columns on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    What if the laws governing American citizens didn’t matter? What if instead they were merely suggestions? It’s difficult to imagine what our society would be like if our country’s laws were altogether ignored, but I doubt many would be happy with the result. Since its founding the United States has been a country of laws. Maintaining the rule of law is a critical part of our society. However, in recent years we have seen parts of America’s immigration laws disregarded. In many cases, President O... Read more

  • Lawmakers Remain Committed to Good-Faith Talks to Reform Investor Visa Program Ahead of Expiration
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Bipartisan, bicameral Judiciary Committee leaders today reaffirmed their commitment to reform the troubled EB-5 investor visa program ahead of its scheduled expiration on April 28, or to let the flawed program expire if reforms are not possible. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Patrick Leahy, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, reiterated requirements of any meaningful negotiation as they continue to search fo... Read more

  • Goodlatte Praises New Executive Action to Reform H-1B Visa Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order, which includes important reforms to the H-1B Visa program: “I applaud President Trump for his efforts to spur job creation, economic growth, and American competitiveness by improving our country’s high-skilled immigration programs. “The President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order directs the Secretaries of the appropriate a... Read more

  • Protecting Our Children
    Posted in Columns on April 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    There are few crimes more jarring than those committed against innocent children. Much progress has been made over the past few decades in preventing, investigating, and prosecuting child exploitation crimes. Unfortunately, child abuse and exploitation still happens every day, and we still have a great deal of work to do, especially as predators exploit technological advances in order to hurt kids. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and there is no time like the present to bring gre... Read more

  • Goodlatte Praises the Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Constitutional Rights & Personal Freedoms, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement upon the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next associate justice to the Supreme Court of the United States: “Judge Neil Gorsuch has proven himself to be one of the most qualified jurists to be nominated to the Supreme Court, and it is a pleasure to see him confirmed to the highest court in the land. “Throughout the long and daunting confirmation process, Judge Gorsuch... Read more

  • Judiciary Committee Approves More Bills to Protect Children
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Adding to the House Judiciary Committee’s work to protect children from exploitation and abuse, the Committee today approved two additional bills to strengthen penalties for child predators and fight abuse of children abroad by U.S. citizens. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement on today’s Committee approval of these bills: “When it comes to protecting children, we must ensure our laws are airtight to prevent predators from facing no consequence... Read more