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  • Protecting national security and securing individual liberty need not conflict
    Posted in In The News on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    We have an opportunity to reform one of the intelligence community's most important national security tools to ensure it protects lives and civil liberties. Read more

  • Goodlatte on LifeNews: They can feel pain
    Posted in In The News on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Once a child is capable of responding to stimuli or feeling pain, there is no question that that child is a human being, deserving of dignity and the right to life. Read more

  • Goodlatte: Ag Community Has Waited Too Long for a Workable Guestworker Program
    Posted in In The News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today, an op-ed by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, appeared in Farm Policy Facts on the need to reform our nation’s agricultural guestworker program so that American farmers and ranchers have access to a reliable workforce when not enough Americans can be found to fill the jobs. Goodlatte soon plans to introduce a bill, the Agricultural Guestworker Act, to replace the H-2A program with a reliable, efficient, and fair program and provide American farm... Read more

  • The Roanoke Times: Goodlatte: The public has the right to know all of the facts
    Posted in In The News on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Over the weekend, a piece by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, ran in The Roanoke Times on the special counsel’s investigation. The full text can be found below or by clicking here: The Roanoke Times: Goodlatte: The public has the right to know all of the facts Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Roanoke County, represents the 6th Congressional District. He is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Sep 3, 2017 In May, the Deputy Attorney General at the D... Read more

  • ICYMI: Goodlatte Discusses Bills to Combat Sanctuary City Policies Headed to House Floor
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    This morning, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joined America’s Newsroom on Fox News with host Shannon Bream to discuss legislation introduced to combat sanctuary city policies and enhance public safety. This week, the House of Representatives will vote on the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004). Click here for more information on this legislation. Click here to watch the full interview on America’s Newsroom. Read more

  • Goodlatte in the Washington Times: Fixing the Broken Refugee Program
    Posted in In The News on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee began consideration of the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 2826), a bill authored by Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). This bill reforms the refugee program by curbing fraud and strengthening public safety and national security. It also provides state and local governments the power to decide if refugees are to be resettled within... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: ‘The Death of Obama’s Slush Funds’
    Posted in In The News on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Yesterday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the decision to prohibit the use of third party settlements. As Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Goodlatte has lead the committee’s investigation into the Obama Administration’s mortgage lending settlements and has introduced legislation to bar the DOJ, and all other government agencies, from requiring defendants to donate money to outside groups as part of their settlement agreements with the federal government. Today, a... Read more

  • ICYMI: Goodlatte & Conyers Discuss Policing & Criminal Justice Reform
    Posted in In The News on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) joined C-SPAN Newsmakers to discuss the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group and the Committee’s efforts to reform our nation’s criminal justice system. C-SPAN’s co-CEO Susan Swain moderated the interview and Kimbriell Kelly of the Washington Post and Jesse Holland of the Associated Press interviewed Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers. “We are working hard to try to promote a dia... Read more

  • Daily News Record: Goodlatte Tackles Drug Prices
    Posted in In The News on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Rachel Cisto BROADWAY — Nelson Showalter has owned the Broadway Drug Mart since 1987, when he purchased the business from his father. Over nearly 30 years, Showalter has built up a loyal customer base, but as he explained to U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, on Monday, the cost of some prescription drugs might make that base harder to maintain. Goodlatte visited the Broadway pharmacy one day before the House Judiciary Committee begins a series of hearings on competition in health care. Good... Read more

  • National Review Online: Reduce Prison Sentences, but Not for Violent Offenders
    Posted in In The News on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Representative Bob Goodlatte Starting this month, thousands of federal inmates are set to be released early from federal prison, including serious violent felons and criminal aliens. This action is not the result of legislation passed by the people’s elected representatives in Congress. Rather, it is a result of a decision made by unelected officials appointed to the United States Sentencing Commission. In early 2014, the Sentencing Commission adopted an amendment to reduce the sentences for ... Read more