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  • Goodlatte & Judiciary Republicans Request Responses to Unanswered Oversight Letters Sent During Obama Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and all Judiciary Committee Republicans today sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting responses to the Committee’s unanswered oversight letters sent during the Obama Administration. The House Judiciary Committee has oversight over the U.S. Department of Justice and its components. During the Obama Administration, the Committee sought answers to a multitude of questions concerning various issues of interest stemming from ... Read more

  • House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Combat Synthetic Drugs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House Judiciary Committee today passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill by voice vote to combat our nation’s synthetic drug epidemic, the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017 (H.R. 2851). The bill was introduced by Congressman John Katko (R-N.Y.). House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the statement below on today’s Committee approval of the bill: “The drug epidemic currently plaguing the United States is destroying lives, families, and... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds House Passage of Bill to Fight Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House of Representatives today approved by voice vote the Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act (H.R. 2480). This bill, authored by Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) and a product of the House Judiciary Committee, ensures that state and local governments are able to obtain and use federal law enforcement grant funding for programs that combat human trafficking, including programs aimed at reducing demand for commercial sex. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assis... Read more

  • Goodlatte Bill to Lift Restrictions on Rockingham County Land Clears House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 954 by voice vote, legislation introduced by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to lift deed use restrictions on one acre of National Park Service property used for the Plains Area Day Care Center in Broadway. Similar legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.). Congressman Goodlatte’s legislation previously passed the House in 2015, but the Senate did not act. Congressman Goodlatte spoke on the House Floor... Read more

  • Goodlatte: House Republicans are Delivering on Promise to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today, the House of Representatives will vote on two bills authored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004). In an op-ed in The Hill today, Congressman Goodlatte explains why the reforms contained in these two bills are needed now to save American lives. The House can bolster immigration enforcement by passing two bills The Hill By Rep. Bob Goodlatte | June 29, 2017 House Republica... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds House Passage of Kate’s Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House of Representatives today approved Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004) by a vote of 257-167. Authored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, this bill protects public safety by enhancing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States. The bill is named after Kate Steinle, who was murdered in San Francisco by an unlawful immigrant who had previously been deported five times and was convicted of multiple felonies. Goodlatte praised House passage... Read more

  • House Approves Goodlatte Bill to Combat Dangerous Sanctuary Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 228-195 a bill to strengthen public safety by combating dangerous sanctuary policies that permit criminals to go free. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Steve King (R-Iowa) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) were the authors of the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003). Chairman Goodlatte applauded House passage of the bill: “Sanctuary cities needlessly jeopardize innocent lives. By refusing to coopera... Read more

  • Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Fight Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House Judiciary Committee today approved by voice vote the Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act (H.R. 2480). This bill, authored by Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), ensures that state and local governments are able to obtain and use federal law enforcement grant funding for programs that combat human trafficking, including programs aimed at reducing demand for commercial sex. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provi... Read more

  • Bill to Reform Refugee Program Approved by Judiciary Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 15-11 legislation to reform the refugee program. The Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 2826), introduced by Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), 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... Read more

  • Goodlatte Praises House Passage of Medical Lawsuit Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement applauding House passage of the Protecting Access to Care Act (H.R. 1215) by a vote of 218-210. The Protecting Access to Care Act, a product of the House Judiciary Committee, reforms medical litigation laws in order to reduce the costly practice of defensive medicine, and save taxpayers billions of dollars while increasing access to healthcare. Goodlatte: “The endless amount of lawsuits b... Read more