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  • Goodlatte Statement on South Asia Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement last night on a new strategy for South Asia: “Saying that the situation in Afghanistan is complex is an understatement. Nevertheless, the United States must continue to defend our interests from ongoing terrorist threats. Last night, President Trump took a realistic look at the situation in the region and put forth a strong plan to root out terrorist threats in Afghanistan, including announcing t... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds President Trump’s Commitment to Immigration Enforcement & Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman, today issued the following statement in advance of President Trump’s visit to the Border Patrol station in Yuma, Arizona: “President Trump has demonstrated his commitment to restoring the rule of law by directing his Administration to enforce our nation’s immigration laws. The President’s strong action has caused illegal immigration to drop significantly at the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition to this progress, we also need to... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Signing of Rapid DNA Act into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on August 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement upon the signing of the Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (H.R. 510) into law: “I am extremely proud to see the bipartisan Rapid DNA Act, a product of the House Judiciary Committee, signed into law. While once taking days or weeks, DNA testing can now be completed in a matter of hours. However, a decades-old law prevents the use of Rapid DNA technology in many circumstances, which has created a growi... Read more

  • Judiciary & Financial Services Committee Leaders Praise DOJ Decision to End Operation Choke Point
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Following a letter sent by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), and Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) requesting that multiple federal agencies repudiate Operation Cho... Read more

  • Goodlatte to Host Vietnam Veterans Commemoration in Lexington
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced today that he will host a Vietnam Veterans Commemoration on Thursday, August 31, in Lexington to honor the men and women who served our country during the Vietnam Era: “On March 29, 1973, the last combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam. Tragically, when they returned to the United States, these veterans, like many who returned earlier in the war, were greeted with a cold, and at times hostile, reception. Their stories remind us that most returning veterans ... Read more

  • Goodlatte Condemns White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement condemning the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia: “I am deeply saddened and revolted by the hate and violence taking place in Charlottesville, and am praying for the victim killed and others injured. The racist and anti-Semitic views embraced by white supremacists have no place in our nation and do not reflect core American values of equality and religious freedom. We are all created in the image of God, an... Read more

  • Goodlatte Commends President Trump’s Decision to Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the announcement from President Trump declaring the opioid crisis as a national emergency: “The opioid epidemic currently plaguing the United States is destroying lives, families, and communities across the United States and it shows no signs of stopping. We have all heard the grim statistics: 91 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose. That is more than 33,000 a year. These people are our nei... Read more

  • WRAP UP: Goodlatte Tours Shenandoah Valley Farms & Agribusinesses
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) completed a two-day “Ag Tour” in the Shenandoah Valley on Monday and Tuesday to hear from local farmers and producers about federal policies impacting their businesses as well as the upcoming reauthorization of the Farm Bill, which governs an array of agricultural and food programs. Congressman Goodlatte is the former Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture and currently serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Congressman Goodlatte released the fol... Read more

  • Goodlatte Responds to Roanoke Amtrak Speculation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement today in response to recent news reports that the Roanoke Amtrak project could be in jeopardy due to the President’s proposed budget: “Amtrak is coming to Roanoke. News reports or rumors stating that the project is potentially in jeopardy are unfounded. First and foremost, I have been assured this week by Amtrak officials that there is no change in plans to bring Amtrak service to Roanoke. Additionally, I cannot stress enough tha... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Introduction of the RAISE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue’s (R-Ga.) introduction of the updated Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act: “The United States has the most generous legal immigration system in the world. However, we only select between 5-12 percent of immigrants on the basis of the education and skills they can bring to America. Other countries, such as Canada, the U.K., and ... Read more