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  • USA Today: Let the taxman die
    Posted in In The News on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Representatives Bob Goodlatte and Kevin Brady Tax Day — a day that more Americans hate than any other — has come and gone. The recent scandals and bureaucratic bungling by the Internal Revenue Service have so angered the public that cries to "Abolish the IRS" trigger enthusiastic applause at political rallies and have become popular bumper stickers all over the country. Americans rightly gripe about taxes and lawmakers from left to right tout their commitment to tax reform, and occasionally e... Read more

  • The Hill: Pass Freedom Act Now
    Posted in In The News on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) Recently, a federal appeals court ruled that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection program is not authorized under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. This court ruling confirms what we’ve been saying all along: bulk collection of data is not authorized under the law and is not accepted by the American people. It also reaffirms that a straight reauthorization of the bulk collection program, as some have proposed, is not a choice ... Read more

  • News & Advance: Lynchburg's Goodlatte at Fore of Civil Liberties Fight
    Posted in In The News on May 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD There’s a civil liberties revolution brewing in the House of Representatives, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is leading the fight. When Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower, began leaking details of the NSA’s intelligence gathering operations and the scope of the data the U.S. government was collecting from around the globe, many Americans were shocked. And nothing shocked the average American more than the revel... Read more

  • Goodlatte & Capuano: College ratings plan is not the answer
    Posted in In The News on February 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Representatives Michael Capuano and Bob Goodlatte Do engineers matter more than the science teachers who fired their imaginations? Are accounting majors more valuable to our society than someone studying theology? Should a university receive less financial aid because their students choose humanitarian service instead of high paying jobs? How can these incomparables be measured – and should we try? The Obama administration raises these important questions with its Postsecondary Institution Ra... Read more

  • Goodlatte & Grassley: Ensuring Trust in Internet Governance
    Posted in In The News on February 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Senator Chuck Grassley and Representative Bob Goodlatte This week in Singapore, important decisions are being made about the future of the Internet at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 52 conference. At stake are fundamental questions: Should the American people surrender stewardship over core technical functions that have preserved the open and neutral operation of the Internet since its inception? Should the Obama Administration cede this authority to an organi... Read more

  • News Virginian: Goodlatte to chair Judiciary Committee for another two years
    Posted in In The News on November 20, 2014 | Preview rr

    By Bob Stuart Sixth District Rep. Bob Goodlatte will serve another two years as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Goodlatte's chairmanship selection for the 114th Congress was announced on Wednesday after the House Republican Conference confirmed the GOP Steering Committee's recommendation. Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, who will begin his 12th term in Congress in January, said he was pleased with the progress of the committee during the past two years. "I am proud of the numerous legislative ac... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: Congress Will Fight Obama's Power Grab
    Posted in In The News on November 19, 2014 | Preview rr

    By Bob Goodlatte President Obama seems poised to announce one of the biggest executive power grabs in American history. He is expected to declare unilaterally that millions of unlawful immigrants can stay in the U.S. without facing the consequences of violating immigration laws. Congress has not agreed on how to reform the immigration system, but the president has decided to ignore the Constitution and alter the law without new statutes. This is a slap in the face of the American people, who vot... Read more

  • The Hill: Make Internet access tax ban permanent
    Posted in In The News on July 15, 2014 | Preview rr

    By Bob Goodlatte At the tender age of 16, a young man and his family emigrated from the Soviet Union with only $300 dollars to their name. During their first few weeks in the United States, this young man’s family purchased a computer for him under the impression that “access to a personal computer would do something good for [him].” During the next 10 years, this young man – Max Levchin – founded, developed and sold PayPal for $1.5 billion. Levchin’s story exemplifies our new digital economy wh... Read more

  • News Virginian: Goodlatte to lead congressional delegation to U.S. border
    Posted in In The News on June 30, 2014 | Preview rr

    By Bob Stuart Sixth District Rep. Bob Goodlatte will receive a close up look later this week at the flow of illegal immigration at the southern border he and the House Judiciary Committee have been investigating. The congressman was interviewed during a stop Monday at Blue Ridge Beverage in Waynesboro. Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, will lead a congressional delegation Wednesday and Thursday to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to witness the entry of illegal immigrants into the country. Goodlatte, the chai... Read more