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  • House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing Examining Social Media Filtering Practices and their Effect on Free Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today at 10:00 a.m. the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to examine social media filtering and policing practices. This hearing will focus on what metrics social media platforms use to moderate content, how filtering decisions are made, and whether viewpoints have been silenced on some of the most popular and widely used platforms. Witnesses for the hearing are: Panel I: The Honorable Marsha Blackburn, 7th District of Tennessee, United States House of Representatives The Honorable J... Read more

  • Goodlatte Slams Social Media Companies for Refusing to Testify
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    I’m extremely disappointed that some of the Internet’s largest speech platforms refused to testify today. Read more

  • Goodlatte: Federal Judge’s DACA Decision is Absurd
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on a D.C. federal judge’s ruling ordering the Trump Administration to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was unilaterally created in a memorandum by the Obama Administration, and accept new applicants: “For a federal judge to rule that the current administration cannot change a memo from the previous administration is absurd. The DACA program was unilaterally creat... Read more

  • Goodlatte, Gowdy Reach Agreement with the Department of Justice
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) released the following statement after reaching an agreement with Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd and United States Attorney John Lausch to review and obtain documents and information pursuant to the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made in 2016 and 2017. “The Committees have reached an agreement with... Read more

  • Goodlatte, Gowdy, Nunes Statement on Comey Memos
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) released the following statement after the Committees received former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey’s memos. “We have long argued former Director Comey's self-styled memos should be in the public domain, subject to any classification redactions. The... Read more

  • House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today, the House Agriculture Committee passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 – commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who previously served as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and currently serves as a member of the committee, released the following statement: “Ask any farmer, and they’ll tell you. It’s not an easy job. But farming remains incredibly important to not only Virginia’s economy, but to America’s economy and security as a who... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Passing of Barbara Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released this statement following the news that former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away today at age 92: “Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She was a fierce defender of her husband and her children, and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. With the heart of a true public servant, she dedicated herself to promoting literacy and helping to improve the lives of others through reading. I enjoyed meeting Mrs. Bush a few times over the years, including showi... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on McCabe IG Report
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congress has a constitutional duty to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken. Read more

  • Goodlatte Speaks in Support of Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following remarks in support of his proposed Balanced Budget Amendment (H.J.Res. 2). Click here to view a video of the remarks. Congressman Goodlatte: March 2, 1995, was a pivotal day in the history of our country. On that day, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to send a balanced budget constitutional amendment to the states for ratification. The amendment had passed the House by the required two-thirds majority and the Senate vote was the last... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Decision Not to Seek Re-Election
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement regarding the announcement by Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) that he will not seek re-election: “Speaker Ryan has served the people of Wisconsin’s First Congressional District, as well as his fellow Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, with great distinction. The role of Speaker is no easy task and one he was reluctant to take, but Paul has handled it with the thoughtful, respectful, and policy-driven approach we have com... Read more