W&L Law Alum Bob Goodlatte '77L to Chair House Judiciary Committee

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Bob Goodlatte

U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte '77L has been elected chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when Congress convenes in January. As reported in the blog of the LegalTimes, Goodlatte released a statement saying:

"The Judiciary Committee, which has far-reaching legislative jurisdiction, is one of the most active committees in Congress," Goodlatte said in a written statement. "Under my leadership, the House Judiciary Committee will play an active role in advancing a pro-growth agenda that will help to create jobs and restore economic prosperity to America."

Goodlatte said that under his leadership the committee will focus on a number of issues, including "protecting [c]onstitutional freedoms and civil liberties, oversight of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, legal and regulatory reform, innovation, competition and anti-trust laws, terrorism and crime, and immigration reform."

Goodlatte, who represents Virginia's 6th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, recently won reelection to his 11th term in congress.

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