Goodlatte’s Committee Swap

Brent Finnegan -- December 22nd, 2008

Rep. Bob Goodlatte has to step down from his long-held position as ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee because he has maxed out his term limit for that position. But he’s about to become the second most powerful Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.

Among other things, that committee handles legislation relating to crime, punishment, and civil liberties. According to, Goodlatte has voted to make the PATRIOT Act permanent, voted against “funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons,” and received remarkably low ratings from the ACLU.

2 Responses to “Goodlatte’s Committee Swap”

  1. Breslau says:

    What a surprise, Goodlatte didn’t serve the interests of any group relating to race, ethnicity, and LGBT Americans! OH-EM-GEE.

  2. Rufus Junior says:

    I thought Goodlatte took the Republican Contract with America, which included 12 year self imposed term limit.

    Bob? Comment?

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