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  • House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Protect Children Crossing the Border Alone
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 15-12 the Protection of Children Act (H.R. 495). This bill ensures that unaccompanied alien minors who make the dangerous journey to the United States are safely returned home. For those who stay with a sponsor in the United States while awaiting their immigration hearing, the bill provides for greater transparency and safety of these minors to ensure they are not inadvertently delivered into the hands of criminals or abusers. During the ... Read more

  • Goodlatte Praises Passage of Bill to Simplify Regulations for Employees Working Across State Lines
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House of Representatives today approved the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017 (H.R. 1393) by voice vote. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement applauding the passage of this Committee product: “American small businesses should not face added regulatory burdens just because they must occasionally send their employees across state lines to conduct their business. When a small business owner is fac... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Trump Administration Action to End Executive Amnesty Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Obama Administration’s unilaterally-created program allowing potentially millions of unlawful immigrants to remain in the United States, the “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.” “Secretary Kelly made the right decision to end the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional executive amnesty progra... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on the Incident in Alexandria
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte released a statement following the incident earlier this morning in Alexandria: “This morning’s tragic incident has reverberated throughout the Capitol. My prayers are with Congressman Steve Scalise, a good friend, and all of those injured in this vicious attack. I ask that you also lift them up in your prayers. I thank the law enforcement officers who stand guard over the Capitol complex and protect Members of Congress, our staff, and visitors each day. I will continue... Read more

  • Major Bill to Hold Veterans Officials Accountable Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Issues

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation, which was recently passed by the Senate, now heads to President Trump’s desk for his signature. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement after voting in support of S. 1094: “Accountability at the VA is needed to ensure America’s veterans receive quality care. While the vast majority of VA empl... Read more

  • Goodlatte Supports Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement on passage of the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Virginia businesses need access to capital to grow and create jobs. For many folks, this means working with a small community bank or credit union. However, much of the red tape created by Dodd-Frank, the massive finance law put into place by the Obama Administration, is holding these financial institutions back. In fact, it is estimate... Read more

  • Labrador & Goodlatte Introduce Bill to Reform the Refugee Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today, Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 2826). The 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 their communities and gives Congress, not the President, the autho... Read more

  • Goodlatte Commends DOJ Decision to Halt Settlement Slush Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement praising the Department of Justice’s decision to prohibit the use of third party settlements: “Over the last few years, the House Judiciary Committee has conducted an extensive investigation into the Obama Administration’s mortgage lending settlements. We have found that the Department of Justice was systematically subverting Congress’s spending power by requiring settling parties to donate money to act... Read more

  • Goodlatte Resolution to Designate National Marshall Museum and Library Clears House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved, by voice vote, Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) resolution, H. Con. Res. 33, to congressionally designate the George C. Marshall Museum and the George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Va., as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library. H. Con. Res. 33 is co-sponsored by the entire Virginia delegation in the House of Representatives. The resolution was also introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Tim Kaine. Congressman Bob G... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on U.S. Exit from Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement after the announcement today by President Donald J. Trump that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement: “Today’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement was the right move. I have had concerns from the beginning that this agreement was never ratified by the Senate, failing to get the scrutiny of the People’s elected representatives and flouting our constitutional treaty approval process. Additionally... Read more