Civil Justice Caucus

Medical malpractice, class action lawsuits, excessive litigation, pleading standards, venue reform...These are just a few of the current issues being debated by Congress that affect our nation’s civil justice system.   
 
The way we handle these issues will have a direct impact on America’s competitiveness in the global marketplace, as well as the ability of U.S. citizens to seek redress in a timely fashion before impartial courts.

In order to keep Members and staff informed about the important policy considerations surrounding civil justice issues, we are launching the bipartisan Congressional Civil Justice Caucus.   

The Civil Justice Caucus will work with Members, staff, and outside groups to gather and disseminate the latest information regarding legal reform and the civil justice system.  It will also provide a forum for discussing and debating the issues in order to help Congress answer the complex problems surrounding our civil justice system.

Click here to learn more about the Civil Justice Caucus and The Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy.

Caucus Information

Co-Chairs:

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

Founding Members:

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Former Rep. Dan Boren (OK-02), Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-21), Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-07), Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-02), and Former Rep. Jim Matheson (UT-02)

Caucus Goals:

  • To promote a civil justice system that respects the rule of law and advances the United States’ leadership in innovation, job creation, and economic growth
  • To advance the public’s understanding of how civil justice issues affect the free enterprise system, America’s global competitiveness, and businesses large and small
  • To provide a bipartisan forum for discussion and debate of policy issues related to our nation’s civil justice system
  • To promote the education of Members of Congress and their staff on civil justice policy issues
CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE
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