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.
By Rhonda Harper Lentz
Before City Council hears a formal request to rename Cantrell Avenue in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., it will get an earful from opponents.
The Facebook group “Remembering Downtown Harrisonburg” — more than 2,100 current and past residents who reminisce about the city — has fashioned a petition to give council members at their June 18 meeting.
The City of Harrisonburg is partnering with other agencies and the community to discuss the vision for Downtown Harrisonburg. (more…)
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.
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.
Climate change is already adversely affecting seven national seashores on the Atlantic Coast, from Cape Cod to Cape Canaveral, and those impacts will dramatically worsen, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Bob Goodlatte, along with Congressman Robert Hurt, will host a Regional Job Fair,on August 6th at the Liberty Mountain Conference Center in Lynchburg. This is a district wide event – anyone seeking employment is invited to attend.
Even as we approach Tuesday’s Sixth District election, Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s efforts in Washington continue on. He writes to the concerned citizens in this District …
The eyes of the nation are on the Supreme Court as we await its decision on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law at the end of the month. However, even as we wait, my colleagues and I in the House of Representatives are determined to push forward in the fight to repeal this government takeover of our health care system.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte was named a “Taxpayers’ Friend” by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) this May for his support of responsible tax and spending policies. Congressman Goodlatte is the only member of the Virginia Delegation to receive an “A” grade, placing 28th out of the 430 Representatives that received a rating. Scores were calculated based on 337 roll call votes taken in the U.S. House of Representatives during the first session of the 112th Congress.
On June first, Congressman Goodlatte sent this letter — which we present here for you… Bob Goodlatte writes :
Fill’er up – with high prices at the pump, this is one phrase you don’t hear all that often. Whether it’s at the gas station, the store, or in the form of increased shipping costs, high gas prices have a concrete impact on budgets and bottom lines. Not only do these high prices hurt your pocketbook today, but they also hinder America’s economic recovery going forward and create even more uncertainty for job creators.