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Bad Bob Goodlatte Blocks Your Day In Court

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Why does House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (Rep. VA) want to fast-track legislation overhauling civil litigation that protects all Ame...

Latino Democrats Excluded From Meeting With ICE That They Requested

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Two Democratic representatives say Republicans kicked them out of a meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday after ...

House Republicans Drop Efforts To Gut Ethics Watchdog After Onslaught Of Criticism

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After a torrent of bad headlines, countless phone calls to member offices, and two tweets from President-elect Donald Trump, House Repu...

An Exemplar Of Republican Hypocrisy And Brazen Chutzpah: Bob Goodlatte

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

I live in the Shenandoah Valley, in Virginia's 6th congressional District. The District is 2:1 Republican, and so my challenge to Mr. Goodlatte in 2...

House Republicans Back Off From Impeaching The IRS Commissioner -- For Now

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After clamoring about the IRS commissioner for over a year, House conservatives were all set to vote to impeach John Koskinen on Thursd...

The Most Important Anti-Obstruction Race in America: Kai Degner vs. Bob Goodlatte.

Kai Degner | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Kai Degner

My opponent is not just one of a group of obstructionist legislators, he is personally responsible for killing bills in his Judiciary Committee related to any number of issues important to the majority of Americans.

Republicans Bring Up Monica Lewinsky When Questioning Loretta Lynch About Clinton

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― It’s not just Pokemon that’s made a comeback from the ‘90s. Members of Congress brought back the Monica Lewinsky scandal Tuesday ...

Time To Put Nation Ahead Of Party, Mr. Goodlatte

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Congressman Goodlatte, if there's one thing people can count on you for, it's that you will put your party's interests ahead of the good of the nation. Fortunately, there's something you can do now to redeem yourself.

House Republicans Want To Strip Power Over Refugees From Obama

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are trying once more to restrict the resettlement of refugees in the United States, by stripping power to set admissio...

Congress: Awaken to Your Privacy Responsibilities

Bruce Fein | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics
Bruce Fein

On February 25, 2016, the House Judiciary Committee headed by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) will hold a hearing on "International Conflicts of Law Co...

Obama Just Had A Private Meeting With Key Republicans On Criminal Justice

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama recently held a private meeting on criminal justice reform with two key Republicans -- a sign that efforts to rec...

Republicans Are Pushing A Bill That Could Make It Much Harder To Sue Volkswagen

Mother Jones | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

This story first appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Volkswagen will likely be spending a lot o...

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Agree, Why Can't the House of Representatives?

James R. Marsh | Posted 01.06.2017 | Crime
James R. Marsh

Seldom has an issue--any issue--garnered such bi-partisan support as the Senate's bold effort to help victims of child pornography obtain justice. The Amy and Vicky Act ("AVA"), which passed the Senate last February by a resounding vote of 98 to 0, but unfortunately the bill is stuck in the House Judiciary Committee

The San Bernardino Shooting Doesn't Prove the U.S. Immigration System Is too Lax

American Anthropological Association | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

The experiences of Ghanaians migrating to the United States suggest that our family reunification policies are not at fault for the San Bernardino shootings. Family reunification is already too expensive and takes too long.

Paul Ryan's Chairmen Do End Run On 9/11 Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) newly empowered committee chairmen took immediate advantage Thursday of the freshly elected le...

Father Of Murdered TV Reporter Slams Congressman Goodlatte For Inaction On Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andy Parker, whose daughter Alison was killed on live television just two weeks ago, tore into Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) on Thursday fo...

100 Million Reasons We Need Justice Reform -- One Blueprint for How to Do It

Christine Leonard | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Christine Leonard

One in three Americans -- as many as 100 million adults -- has a criminal record. Because a criminal history record creates barriers to housing, education and employment, it can often stand between another chance and another visit to prison.

Congress May Actually Do Something On Criminal Justice Reform

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Criminal justice reform seems to be the bipartisan issue of the day. Across the political spectrum, from the Koch brothers to President ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Lawmakers Discuss Puerto Rico Debt Crisis, Reach No Consensus | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee made little headway Wednesday when discussing possible solutions to the $73 billion debt cr...

Industry-Funded Lawmakers Target Public Health and Environmental Protections

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics
Elliott Negin

A handful of bills currently in play on Capitol Hill would obstruct federal agencies from enacting science-based rules, setting back health and environmental safeguards for decades to come.

An Unprecedented GOP Effort to Allow Corporations to Run Wild

Paul Bland | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Paul Bland

On Wednesday afternoon, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation that, if successful, would be a giant step forward for corporate America and an equally giant step backward for consumers.

Roque Planas

Republicans Try To Sell Border Security Bills With 'Little Mermaid,' Jennifer Lawrence GIFs | Roque Planas | Posted 03.20.2015 | Latino Voices

The House Judiciary Committee posted a press release to its website in the form of a GIF-laden listicle on Wednesday. In a departure from the trad...

Sam Levine

Key House Republican Sounded 'Remarkably Open' To Criminal Justice Reform | Sam Levine | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee was "remarkably open to many aspects of criminal justice reform" during a White House meeting...

Zach Carter

Bride Of Benghazi: GOP Opens New Scandal Circus Over Mortgage Settlements | Zach Carter | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since taking control of both chambers of Congress in January, Republicans have grappled with newfound pressure to govern. But the House ...

Jennifer Bendery

Top Republican: It's Not 'Necessary' To Restore Key Part Of Voting Rights Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have concluded that it's not "necessary" to restore the portion of the Voting Rights Act that was struck down by the S...