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  • Encryption gets its Gang of Eight

    03/21/2016 3:35:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/21/16 | Joel Gehrke
    A pair of House committees is forming a bipartisan working group of eight lawmakers to prepare for possible legislation addressing how the widespread use of encryption affects law enforcement investigations. "The bipartisan encryption working group will examine the issues surrounding this ongoing national debate," House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton. R-Mich., said Monday. As chairman of the two committees that have jurisdiction over encryption issues, Goodlatte and Upton are ex officio chairs of the working group. They released that statement jointly along with Michigan Rep. John Conyers and New Jersey Rep. Steve...
  • GOODLATTE & GRASSLEY: ICE POLICY ALLOWS DRUNK DRIVERS WHO KILL & INJURE AMERICANS TO GO FREE

    03/08/2016 1:56:59 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today pressed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on his department’s policy that allowed three unlawful, criminal immigrants charged with drunk driving go free. On February 24, 2016, Esmid Valentine Pedraza was arrested in San Francisco, California, for the murder of Stacey Aguilar. Prior to allegedly committing the murder, Pedraza was reportedly arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and placed in removal proceedings in August 2013 after Pedraza’s conviction for DUI in Alameda County, California. Although ICE could...
  • House GOP in election-year probe of presidential 'overreach'

    01/12/2016 9:26:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2016 4:53 PM EST | Alan Fram
    House Republicans said Tuesday that they will launch an election-year study of what they say has been executive overreach by President Barack Obama and other recent presidents. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said that his panel would vote in coming weeks on creating a task force to conduct the investigation. Goodlatte said the probe would be led by Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, a conservative and frequent Obama critic. Goodlatte announced the examination at a time when Republicans have repeatedly accused Obama of exceeding his constitutional powers. ...
  • BIG LIST: All these terror attacks in U.S. covered up by feds [Psalms 2]

    11/19/2015 1:42:38 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/17/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    As France grapples with the implications of allowing hundreds, possibly thousands of ISIS radicals into its country as immigrants and "refugees" in the wake of last week's massive terror attack on Paris, the Obama administration has continued to cover up the Islamic threads that run through two recent terror attacks on U.S. soil while doubling down on the importation of more Muslim refugees. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has called a hearing for Thursday morning to examine the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on national security. At the same time Speaker Paul Ryan is...
  • Goodlatte to DHS: Don’t Release Criminal Illegal Aliens Under New Sentencing Guidelines–Deport Them

    10/20/2015 2:33:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 20, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday to request that criminal illegal aliens convicted of drug crimes, who are set to be released from federal prisons following a sentencing commission decision, be deported rather than be allowed to stay in the U.S. “I fully expect that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will issue a detainer with the BOP (Bureau of Prisons) for each alien expected to be released pursuant to Amendment 782, and that each alien will be taken into custody by ICE, as required by...
  • GOP Rep to Obama Admin: ‘How Many Americans Must Die at the Hands of Unlawful Criminal Immigrants?’

    08/16/2015 6:39:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    “How many Americans must die at the hands of unlawful criminal immigrants before the Obama Administration takes a serious look at the failure of its own policies?” House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asked Friday. The congressman’s statement comes after reports that Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, an illegal immigrant, allegedly raped, tortured, and murdered 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis in late July. According to news articles, Martinez has been in the United States illegally since at least 2009, and has avoided deportation because of local, state and federal policies that provide sanctuary to unlawful and even criminal immigrants. After a 2014...
  • Civil rights leaders demand Goodlatte move on Voting Rights Act reform (eliminate Voter ID)

    07/01/2015 10:13:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Alicia Petska
    A coalition of civil rights and other activists demanded Thursday that U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte take action to revive a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in a downtown Roanoke rally of more than 300 people. “I’m here to tell you something, Congressman Goodlatte. Fix the Voting Rights Act!” said Priscilla Ouchida of the Japanese American Citizens League, one of more than two dozen groups represented. Organizers hope the rally — which included state activists and national figures — will ramp up public pressure on the Roanoke County Republican, who chairs the committee where efforts to update the voter...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Quickly approve the USA Freedom Act

    05/30/2015 5:54:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-29-2015 | Sen. Mike Lee
    More than four years ago, Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Patriot Sunsets Extension Act of 2011. Since that day, May 26, 2011, it’s been known that key provisions of our nation’s counterterrorism surveillance programs are set to expire this June 1. That is why Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and I worked diligently on a bipartisan and bicameral basis to produce the USA Freedom Act. As with any legislation, the USA Freedom Act is not perfect. It does end the bulk collection of phone records and other data by...
  • Devilish details behind Obama's bullet ban

    02/26/2015 9:11:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox explains why latest move by BATF is 'ridiculous' The Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, or BATF, recently announced its intention to ban the manufacture, importation and distribution of popular SS109/M855 ammunition commonly used in AR-15 type rifles, based on the construction of the projectile it uses. This ammo served as the standard issue, 5.56 x 45mm round used by the U.S. military and most NATO countries around the world. It is commonly referred to as “Green Tip” because the military puts a bit of green paint on the tip of the bullet to help...
  • Congress Passes Bill Allowing Unlocking Cell Phones

    07/26/2014 4:32:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Christine Rousselle
    A bill to permit the practice of "unlocking" a cell phone--meaning a consumer could use the same phone on different carriers--was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act passed with wide bipartisan support and was sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) in the House and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in the Senate. Unlocking a phone without the wireless carrier's permission was legal in the U.S. until a 2012 decision by the U.S. Copyright Office. That decision resulted in a grassroots campaign...
  • Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

    01/22/2014 8:07:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The State ^ | 1/22/14 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS — A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment. Edgar Tamayo, 46, received a lethal injection for the January 1994 fatal shooting of Officer Guy Gaddis, 24. Asked by a warden if he had a final statement, he mumbled "no" and shook his head. As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began taking effect, he took a few breaths and then made one slightly audible snore before all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead...
  • Website of Top House Republican Drops Opposition to Amnesty

    01/11/2014 8:08:06 AM PST · by ZULU · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 10, 2014 | Fred Bauer
    According to Politico, Chairman Goodlatte said in a Telemundo interview that is set to air on Sunday that he is very open to legalizing current illegal immigrants:
  • Articles of Impeachment Against Holder to be Introduced on Thursday

    11/13/2013 8:03:30 AM PST · by bkopto · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    A Texas Republican plans to introduce a resolution of Articles of Impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday. Rep. Pete Olson’s (R-Texas) office said this morning that “this was not a decision made lightly,” but comes with Holder’s “pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright with Congress and the American people” since being held in contempt in June 2012. That 255-67 vote on criminal contempt, which included 17 Democrats, was tied to the Fast and Furious scandal and marked the first time Congress has found an attorney general in contempt. A measure of...
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte floats pathway to legalization

    07/23/2013 7:20:08 AM PDT · by onyx · 48 replies
    politico ^ | 7/23/13 4:57 AM EDT | SEUNG MIN KIM | 7/23/13 4:57 AM EDT
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte recently threw a curveball into the immigration debate by floating what has been anathema to House Republicans — a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The Virginia Republican’s idea: legalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants and allow them to apply for citizenship using ways that already exist — including marriage to a U.S. citizen or sponsorship by another relative or an employer. But the chairman’s July 11 comments have piqued interest among immigration advocates. Reformers want to hear more about what the powerful chairman is thinking. Many are encouraged that Goodlatte is seeking solutions...
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (RINO-VA) floats pathway to legalization

    07/23/2013 1:20:09 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | July 23, 2013 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte recently threw a curveball into the immigration debate by floating what has been anathema to House Republicans — a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The Virginia Republican’s idea: legalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants and allow them to apply for citizenship using ways that already exist — including marriage to a U.S. citizen or sponsorship by another relative or an employer. As chairman of the committee with primary control over immigration matters, Goodlatte is a key point man for House Republicans on immigration policy. It’s unclear whether his comments reflect the larger view...
  • MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson: Eric Holder "Is The Moses Of Our Time"

    05/30/2013 10:34:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 90 replies
    MARTIN BASHIR: Professor, we heard Mr. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) say the Attorney General should step down. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is also calling for resignation. Of course, he did that two years ago over Fast and Furious. Is this actually going to lead to something, do you think, or just more of the same, more continuous calls for the Attorney General to stand down? MICHAEL ERIC DYSON: I think the Attorney General should step down too -- off of the plateau where he represents on high principle and whip some heads. But he shouldn't give up his office. What he should...
  • Bob Goodlatte for Congress » No Federalized Medicine ( Nofedmed.com petition )

    11/14/2009 5:22:03 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 2 replies · 145+ views
    Senator, As a Virginia voter I am writing you to ask that you oppose the “healthcare reform” package your Democratic colleagues in the House and President Obama have introduced. This legislation is harmful to Virginians, will raise our taxes, and create a massive federal bureaucracy that will restrict patient choice. Please vote against any attempt to federalize our medical care system.
  • RNC Endorses Jerry Kilgore For Governor Of Virginia

    05/26/2005 12:22:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 827+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Danny Diaz 202-863-8614Richmond, Virginia – RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman formally endorsed Jerry Kilgore for Governor of Virginia at a luncheon in Richmond this afternoon. Jerry Kilgore previously served as Virginia’s Attorney General after being elected in November 2001 with over 60% of the vote. Prior to his term as Attorney General, Kilgore served as Secretary of Public Safety for then-Governor, George Allen. “Jerry Kilgore is a proven leader with a clear and consistent record of serving the people of Virginia well,” Chairman Mehlman said. “There is no doubt in my mind that Jerry will be an...
  • U.S. visa lottery called a threat

    04/30/2004 12:10:12 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 161+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, April 30, 2004 | By Stephen Dinan
    <p>The State Department's deputy inspector general said yesterday that despite new fraud protections, the diversity visa-lottery program, which issues 55,000 green cards to foreign nationals annually, is a prime opportunity for criminals and enemies of the United States to enter the nation.</p>
  • Hogan Announces for 6th District U.S. House (Georgia)

    03/24/2004 10:45:43 AM PST · by ancient_geezer · 12 replies · 171+ views
    Libertarian Party of Virginia ^ | March 13, 2004 | Marc Montoni
    Hogan Announces for 6th District U.S. House (Georgia) By Marc Montoni Roanoke - March 13, 2004 - The 6th U.S. House District meanders basically along I-81 from Shenandoah County in the north, through many of the counties bordering West Virginia, down to the Roanoke area. And when LP members of that sprawling district held their convention in December 2003, they found a new ally: Don Hogan. Hogan told the group he wanted to run for U.S. House as a Libertarian. Hogan was a new member of the LP who had joined at Jim Lark’s invitation at the June 2nd meeting...
  • A flap over foreign matter at the Supreme Court (Impeachment for SCOTUS?)

    03/13/2004 6:15:19 PM PST · by steplock · 36 replies · 258+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 20040311 | Tom Curry
    A flap over foreign matter at the Supreme CourtMSNBC Tom Curry House members protest use of non-U.S. rulings in big cases Stepping into a battle between the liberal and conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, Republican House members are protesting the court’s increasing use of foreign legal precedents in interpreting the Constitution. Republican House members Tom Feeney of Florida and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, joined by more than 50 co-sponsors, will propose a non-binding resolution next week that would express the sense of Congress that judicial decisions should not be based on foreign laws or court decisions. While...
  • Goodlatte accuses Daschle of dragging feet on Healthy Forests

    11/06/2003 5:05:44 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 145+ views
    AgNews ^ | 11/6/03 | Cheryl Rainford
    The chair of the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday asked Senate Democrats to quit dragging their feet on appointing conferees for Healthy Forest talks. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) says while California smoulders, the Democrats' stalling is blocking completion of legislation that has passed both Houses of Congress. "It puts the voice of a minority in the Senate, who have long stonewalled this process, ahead of a bipartisan majority of House members who supported the Healthy Forest legislation when it passed this May," Goodlatte said in a release. "It is time to put partisan politics aside so that we can bring forth...