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Colorado Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Elderly People Targeted as “Sitting Ducks”

A Colorado legislative committee has approved a dangerous bill that would make the state the fifth to legalize assisted suicide, following Oregon, Washington, Vermont and California. The House Judiciary Committee passed the bill Thursday and now heads to the full state House, where is faces a close and contentious vote. Should the measure be voted […]

Pro-Abortion Lawmakers in New Hampshire Kill Bill to Save Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

A New Hampshire House committee struck down two bills Tuesday that would have protected babies from the violence of abortion. The state House Judiciary Committee narrowly voted against a bill that would have required doctors to provide care for babies born alive after failed abortion attempts; the vote was 9-7 to kill the bill, according […]

Paul Ryan (says he) supports voting rights ... just not enough to do anything about it

House Speaker Paul Ryan supports an update to the Voting Rights Act—no, really, he totally does—just not enough to get the bill a vote over the opposition of Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte. "He said it right in front of everybody — he said he supports the [Jim] Sensenbrenner bill," Rep. Show More Summary

BORDER CHAOS: Agents Told to Stand Down – No Security at US Border

The President of the National Border Patrol Council testified before the House Judiciary Committee this morning in Washington DC. Brandon... The post BORDER CHAOS: Agents Told to Stand Down – No Security at US Border appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Background checks hearing: remove the 3-day limit

Did you know: If you submit your background check paperwork to buy a gun and the paperwork isn’t done in three days, you get your gun! What could possibly go wrong? On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee will hear a bill (HB 4147)...Show More Summary

House leader: Criminal justice revamp doable, but could wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading House Republican says a bipartisan overhaul of the nation's criminal justice system could end up waiting until next year. The Senate Judiciary Committee has already passed legislation easing prison terms for some nonviolent offenders.

Keeping Secrets

Next week, the House Judiciary Committee will begin its first hearing on the NSA domestic spying program. Affording themselves a luxury not given to the American people, the surveillance agency was granted that the hearing be conducted in private.

Congressional Hearings on US Secret Surveillance to be Held… in Secret

The first hearing of the House Judiciary Committee regarding the controversial NSA programs to spy on American citizens will convene next week -- but, perhaps expectedly, the meetings will be classified and will be held in secret.

Legislator Wants To Ban People From Posting Pictures Of Accidents To Social Media... For At Least One Hour

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Kentucky legislator John "Bam" Carney thinks social media might be getting a bit out of hand. His response? Prior Restraint: The Legislation. (via Slashdot) A bill assigned to the House Judiciary Committee would prohibit anyone who witnesses...Show More Summary

US House Committee Approves Regulations to Upkeep Terrorist No Fly List

Congressman Jackson Lee said that the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved the No Fly for Foreign Fighters Act that seeks to ensure efficient vetting of potential terrorists amid growing threats from Daesh.

House Committee Creates Task Force to Probe President Executive Overreach

House Of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said that a Task Force on Executive Overreach has been established and will investigate the increase in presidential power and executive overreach that has been plaguing US administrations.

House GOP in election-year probe of presidential 'overreach'

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said Tuesday that his panel would vote in coming weeks on creating a task force to conduct the investigation. The House GOP is pursuing a federal lawsuit accusing the president of unconstitutionally spending money that Congress has not approved for his health care overhaul.

Tashfeen Malik's Immigraton Application Released

The House Judiciary Committee has released Tashfeen Malik's immigration application saying her visa vetting was insufficient. The 21 page document is available here. I don't really see the reason for the Committee's criticism of her... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Meet the House science committee chairman who’s trying to put global warming research on ice

When Republican House leaders appointed Texas Republican Lamar S. Smith to lead the House science committee after a headline-grabbing run as chairman of the Judiciary panel, it looked like the veteran lawmaker could head into obscurity. He had previously championed an end to automatic citizenship for children born in the United States and riled up advocates for freedom of […]

Legislator Questions San Bernardino Suspect’s Visa

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is raising new questions about the visa granted to Tashfeen Malik, saying she may not have met a core requirement.

Where Are We Going With The EB5 Program and Investor Immigration to the United States?

Despite recent strenuous efforts made by the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to improve the EB5 investor immigration program as part of an omnibus appropriations bill currently to be enacted, Congressional leadersdecided to sidestep the efforts and instead simply renew the EB5 program in [...]

'America's Refugee Program Serves Vital National Security Interests and Reflects America's Best Values and Character'

As one who has served on the House Homeland Security Committee since its creation in 2002 and the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, I have spent much of my congressional...Show More Summary

House Judiciary Committee to Discuss Email Privacy

The current law governing the privacy of electronic communication and how law enforcement accesses it was written in 1986. ThatRead the Rest...

Open thread for night owls. Dayen: Congress is making it tougher to bust white-collar crooks

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

At The Fiscal Times, David Dayen writes—Congress Is Making It Even Harder to Crack Down on White-Collar Crime?. An excerpt: The House Judiciary Committee this week finalized a bipartisan criminal justice reform package, with a level of cooperation unseen on other issues. Show More Summary

‘It’s fear, fear and fear': Dem rips Steve King after he calls Syrian refugees ‘cultural suicide’

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King warned on Thursday that America was committing “cultural suicide” if it allowed Syrian refugees into the country following last week’s attacks in Paris. During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the refugee crisis, King grilled U.S. Citizen and...

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