Posts Tagged ‘ Bob Goodlatte ’

Bills Supporting Law Enforcement Up In The House 

May 18th, 2017 | By

By Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) Every day, federal, state, and local law enforcement officers around the country protect their fellow citizens from harm, keep the peace, and carry out justice. As they serve and protect us, we have a duty to ensure they have the tools needed to do their jobs and that our laws

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John Koskinen, IRS Commissioner, Spared Impeachment By House Republicans

Dec 7th, 2016 | By

Republican leaders managed to derail impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Tuesday, forcing the debate back to a committee for more study, where it will die when the Congress adjourns at the end of this year. It was a quiet end to a saga that had bedeviled GOP leaders for more than a year.



Obama Administration Fails To Check Immigrants Against FBI Databases, Approves Citizenship

Dec 5th, 2016 | By

Some 175 immigrants were approved for citizenship even though their names weren’t properly run through the FBI’s name-check databases, potentially missing red flags that may have disqualified them from naturalization, the Obama administration admitted this weekend. Homeland Security officials blamed computer code for the problem, which affected about 15,000 applications in total.



Putting A Curfew On Midnight Rules

Nov 18th, 2016 | By

Midnight rules are troubling because outgoing Administrations, no longer accountable to the voters, issue a slew of politically motivated rules. Earlier this week, I joined with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and all House committee chairmen in urging officials in the Obama Administration to halt finalization of pending rules during the Administration’s final days.



Goodlatte & Judiciary Republicans Call For Independent Investigation Of Special Treatment Given To Key Clinton Insiders

Oct 12th, 2016 | By

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and all Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee today called for an independent investigation of the special treatment given to key witnesses during the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server to send and receive classified information.



Goodlatte Presses Justice Department On Secret Agreements With Top Clinton Advisors

Oct 4th, 2016 | By

As part of the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing oversight of Secretary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State, the Justice Department provided a private review of certain immunity agreements entered into during the investigation. The immunity agreements mentioned secret side agreements between the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Beth Wilkinson, the lawyer representing Cheryl Mills, chief of staff and counselor to Secretary Clinton, and Heather Samuelson, senior advisor to Secretary Clinton. After reviewing the side agreements, the Committee has learned that the FBI agreed to destroy Mills and Samuelson’s laptops after inspecting them.



GING-PAC Lawmakers Question FBI Director

Sep 29th, 2016 | By

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) were among several GING-PAC endorsed lawmakers who grilled FBI Director James Comey on the strange double standard used to avoid indicting Hillary Clinton on numerous felony charges.



Goodlatte Announces House Judiciary Committee To Hold Third Hearing On Misconduct By IRS Commissioner

Sep 15th, 2016 | By

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), will hold a third hearing to examine the allegations of misconduct and articles of impeachment filed against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Commissioner Koskinen will be the sole witness before the Committee.



Goodlatte Presses DOJ On Its Refusal To Combat Asylum Fraud

Aug 23rd, 2016 | By

In a stunning revelation, the Department of Justice recently reported to this Committee that a component agency, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), has taken no action to review the cases of more than 3,700 asylum applicants who were granted asylum by immigration judges, despite EOIR’s knowledge that the cases likely involve fraud.



Goodlatte, Chaffetz Outline Case For Perjury Against Clinton

Aug 18th, 2016 | By

On Monday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing Phillips identifying several examples where Secretary Hillary Clinton’s sworn testimony before Congress is incompatible with evidence collected during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the Secretary’s private email server.