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  • House Passes Bipartisan Prison Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Constitutional Rights & Personal Freedoms, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 360-59 a bill to reform the federal prison system, the FIRST STEP Act (H.R. 5682). This legislation, sponsored by Representatives Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), improves the federal prison system through the implementation of corrections policy reforms. These targeted reforms enhance public safety by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal prison system in order to control corrections spending, manage ... Read more

  • Protecting Those Who Serve
    Posted in Columns on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    We must remember the sacrifices made by our nation’s law enforcement officers and honor them by providing tools needed to do their jobs more effectively and safely. To protect and serve is no easy task, but they do it for the benefit of us all. Read more

  • Goodlatte Talks Immigration Reform on The Ingraham Angle
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Last night, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) appeared on The Ingraham Angle to discuss his bill, the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760), and efforts to bring the so-called “queen of the hill” resolution to the House floor, allowing for House consideration of four immigration bills. Click here to watch. On the Securing America’s Future Act: “It addresses the DACA issue in a fair way but only in exchange for making sure that we don’t let this problem continue in the future.” On the “queen ... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on the Senate’s Net Neutrality Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today, the Senate voted on a measure that would use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll back the Federal Communication Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The measure passed by a vote of 52-47. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement in response to the Senate vote: “The Senate’s vote on the so-called net neutrality CRA represents a major setback for consumers and innovators. As we have witnessed over the last several years, the internet progresses most ... Read more

  • Goodlatte Stands with Law Enforcement During Police Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) applauded this week’s House passage of four bipartisan Judiciary Committee bills designed to honor the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers and ensure they have the tools needed to do their job and keep the public safe: “Every day, police officers across the United States confront danger to keep us safe. From rural farmlands to bustling cities, law enforcement officers protect their fellow citizens from harm, keep the peace, and car... Read more

  • House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Reform the Federal Prison System
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 25-5 a bill to reform the federal prison system, the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (H.R. 5682). This bill, also known as the FIRST STEP Act and sponsored by Representatives Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), improves the federal prison system through the implementation of corrections policy reforms. These targeted reforms enhance public safety by improving the effec... Read more

  • Lynchburg Resident Testifies at Hearing on Opioid Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The opioid crisis knows no bounds. We’ve seen the real effects of drug abuse in communities throughout the Sixth District. Yesterday, Congressman Goodlatte and the House Judiciary Committee heard from several witnesses about the challenges and solutions in the opioid abuse crisis. This includes Kristen Holman of Lynchburg who lost her little brother, Garrett, to addiction in 2017. Click here to view her moving testimony. You can read her testimony and watch the full hearing by clicking here. Hou... Read more

  • ICYMI: The Roanoke Times on the Music Modernization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Yesterday, The Roanoke Times ran an editorial piece on the Music Modernization Act, which was introduced by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and is a product of the House Judiciary Committee’s comprehensive copyright review. The Music Modernization Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 415-0 on April 25, 2018. The Roanoke Times: Editorial: How Bob Goodlatte just saved the music industry May 7, 2018 If you like to listen to music digitally through, say, Pandora or Spotify, you may... Read more

  • ICYMI: Goodlatte: Farm Bill opportunity to connect all Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    It is time we connect all Americans and businesses, including our nation’s rural communities, to the latest broadband technology. Read more

  • Editorial: How Bob Goodlatte just saved the music industry
    Posted in In The News on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: House Judiciary Committee Issues

    If you like to listen to music digitally through, say, Pandora or Spotify, you may soon find a wider range of artists available through your favorite streaming service. For this, you have an unlikely person to thank: U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County. In his capacity as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Goodlatte most often makes the news in conjunction with the big, polarizing questions of the day — immigration, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, the politicizatio... Read more