Report finds HUD employees interfered with congressional investigation; Goodlatte, Chaffetz call for accountability

Department of HousingU.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) called for accountability after Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) employees were found to have interfered with a congressional investigation.

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that two HUD employees had illegally interfered with a 2012 congressional investigation into an agreement brokered by former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Tom Perez.

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April 14, 2016

Goodlatte: Time for a New Tax Code

United States Congress There are very few certainties in life. One of those, however, is that Tax Day comes around each year. By the time the April 18th deadline passes to submit 2015 tax returns, millions of Americans will have experienced our broken tax code firsthand yet again. A very appropriate quote by an unknown author sums up the feelings of many during tax season:
      Quoting  begins People who complain about taxes can be divided
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April 13, 2016

Goodlatte criticizes embrace of ‘sanctuary city’ idea

Congressman_Bob_Goodlatte Congressman Bob Goodlatte blasted candidates for Roanoke City Council Friday following the candidates’ endorsement of making Roanoke a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants during a campaign forum.

“It may be April Fool’s Day, but this is no joking matter,” Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, said in an unsolicited statement. “It is extremely alarming that anyone seeking elected office would support this wrongheaded policy.”

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April 12, 2016

Goodlatte: Saying “Thank You” to Our Veterans

United States Congress THANK YOU. To many, these are just two simple words. But to our veterans, they mean much more. Today, we honor the men and women who for generations have served our country with great sacrifice and dedication. We are blessed to live in the United States, and every day I am thankful for the service of our men and women in uniform. (continues)
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November 11, 2015

National Ag Day is Tuesday, March 25th

United States Congress Many days, long before the sun rises and long after the sun sets, farmers across the nation are hard at work producing the food and fiber products we rely upon. From the very foundation of the United States to the present day, these hardworking farmers and ranchers have held a place at the core of our economy.
A message from Congressman Bob Goodlatte:

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March 22, 2014

Action for Congress on Executive Overreach

United States Congress Our Constitution is clear: Congress writes our laws, the Judiciary interprets them, and the President enforces them. But for the past five years, President Obama repeatedly has waived, amended, or ignored our laws and has bypassed the Congress, issuing executive decrees from the Oval Office rather than working with Americans’ elected representatives in Congress.

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March 10, 2014

Intelligence Programs Should Protect Civil Liberties and National Security

Goodlatte Congress Security For the last several months, the House Judiciary Committee has conducted an ongoing review of our nation’s intelligence-gathering programs. Last summer’s unauthorized public release of these classified programs by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has sparked a national debate about the extent of the programs and whether they pose a threat to Americans’ civil liberties and privacy. Since then, there have been numerous proposals to significantly reform or end these programs operated under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.

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February 8, 2014

Rooting Out Waste at the Department of Justice

United States Congress As the March 1 sequestration deadline approached, Attorney General Eric Holder dramatically warned that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be forced to make cuts that threaten the safety of all Americans. Holder claimed that cuts to agencies within the Justice Department would diminish the department’s ability to investigate and prosecute crimes.

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April 13, 2013

Goodlatte Names 6th District Natives to Senior Positions at Judiciary Committee

United States Congress Rep. Bob Goodlatte, incoming Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has announced his senior staff for the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Goodlatte has selected Shelley Husband, who hails from Augusta County, to serve as his Chief of Staff and Branden Ritchie, who hails from Amherst County, to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel.

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December 10, 2012