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  • Goodlatte & Judiciary Republicans Renew Call for Second Special Counsel to Address Issues Outside the Scope of Mueller’s Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Judiciary Committee Republicans today renewed the House Judiciary Committee’s request for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate unaddressed matters that appear to be outside the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Sixth District Drug-Free Communities Grant Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    There is no quick and easy solution to wiping out this epidemic. It requires states, the federal government, and community groups to work together to combat drug abuse, with enforcement, prevention, education, and treatment as key components. I will continue to work with folks in Sixth District communities as well as lawmakers in Congress to advance solutions that will provide more tools to help addicts reclaim and rebuild their lives, stop drug traffickers, and make our communities safer. Our neighbors, friends, and loved ones n Read more

  • Goodlatte & Comstock Call on FBI & ICE to Combat MS-13 Gang Activity in Virginia
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) today wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan requesting information on how their agencies are combating violent transnational gangs like MS-13 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to the Department of Justice, MS-13, a transnational gang that is notoriously violent, has 10,000 members inside the United States and... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on the Passing of JMU's Dr. Ronald Carrier
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Dr. Ron Carrier played a significant role in making James Madison University the institution that it is today. Read more

  • Goodlatte Celebrates Constitution Day 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte has issued the following statement on the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution: "On September 17, 1787, after months of debate on how best to shape our new nation, the Founding Fathers met in Independence Hall to sign the Constitution of the United States. "They had no idea the technological and social advances that would happen in the centuries to come. They never rode in a Model T—let alone on an airplane. Many of them never drea... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Anthem Insurance Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today’s announcement by Anthem is good news in the short term for Virginians. Read more

  • Bill to Combat Gang Violence Clears House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 233-175 the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697). This bill, introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.), Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) combats gang violence by criminal aliens and enhances public safety. Goodlatte and Comstock praised today’s passage of the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act in the statements belo... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, recently signed on as a cosponsor of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, introduced by Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC). This bipartisan legislation falls under the jurisdiction of the House Judiciary Committee. Congressman Goodlatte released the following statement: “Law-abiding citizens should not forfeit their Second Amendment rights simply by traveling to another state. The premise of H.R. 38 is simple –... Read more

  • Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Combat Gang Violence and Enhance Public Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.), and Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) today introduced the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697) to combat gang violence by criminal aliens and enhance public safety. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has found that membership of violent transnational gangs is comprised largely of foreign-born nationals. In order to protect Americans from these ... Read more

  • House Approves Goodlatte Amendment to Stop EPA Power Grab
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives approved Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) amendment to H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, by a vote of 214-197. He was joined by Congressmen G.T. Thompson (R-Pa.), Bill Shuster (R-Ohio), and Scott Perry (R-Pa.) in introducing this amendment. Congressman Goodlatte released the following statement on passage of the amendment: “Congress intended that implementation of the Clean Water Act be a collaborative approac... Read more