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
The current law governing the privacy of electronic communication and how law enforcement accesses it was written in 1986. ThatRead the Rest...
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
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...
Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard tells a House Judiciary Committee panel that refugees face intensive screening by several federal intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies, including the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center.
The White House is not happy about language on corporate crime that the House Judiciary Committee approved on Wednesday as part of a bipartisan criminal justice reform package. The legislation would eliminate a host of white-collar crimes...Show More Summary
Expect a contentious hearing today on Syrian refugees at the House Judiciary Committee, Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard, who is in charge of the refugee program, has been summoned to explain the process for vetting refugees...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday injected a controversial effort to curb prosecutions of white-collar crime into a bipartisan push for criminal justice reform. The panel approved a slate of several bills that will likely be packaged together on the House floor. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday injected a controversial effort to curb prosecutions of corporate malfeasance into the the bipartisan criminal justice reform project. The panel approved a slate of several bills...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee has approved rare bipartisan legislation that would reduce prison time for some nonviolent drug offenders. The aim of the bipartisan bills is to reduce overcrowding in the nation's prisons, save taxpayer dollars and give some nonviolent offenders a second chance while keeping the most dangerous criminals in prison.
Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09) questioned witnesses during a House Judiciary Committee hearing about practices and behaviors of Pharmacy Benefits Managers and the impact to rural pharmacies that serve their respective communities. Show More Summary
In the past, we've discussed the idea of "soft corruption" a few times -- which in some ways can be more nefarious than out and out corruption. In soft corruption, it's not what most people normally think of as corruption (i.e., cash...Show More Summary
Yesterday afternoon, for about two and a half hours, members of the House Judiciary Committee took part in what they're calling they're "Copyright Review Listening Tour" for a roundtable in Silicon Valley. There were 20 participants in the roundtable, mostly made up of people who work in and around the technology industry. Show More Summary
In 2013 the House Judiciary Committee launched a comprehensive review of copyright law and today Chairman Bob Goodlatte finds himself in Hollywood as part of his 'listening tour'. For its part the MPAA believes that copyright law is working, but is committed to pushing for more aggressive but voluntary anti-piracy agreements. Show More Summary
Boston Herald editorial, Impeach the IRS Chief: The House Judiciary Committee and the House itself should approve impeachment charges filed against the head of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen on charges of allegedly giving false testimony in the investigation of IRS harassment of conservative political groups. The Justice Department’s...
On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on what sounds like a boring topic: "International Data Flows: Promoting Digital Trade in the 21st Century." However, as we've discussed, this seemingly boring topic can have a...Show More Summary
Three days after a GOP leader in Congress introduced four articles of impeachment against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the next move on whether to remove him from his job is now up to the House Judiciary Committee. The committee is now examining H. Res 494, a spokeswoman said, adding,”We will have to more to say about […]
FBI Director James Comey, pledging to “be the best possible stewards of the authorities and the funding you have provided for us,” testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee on current Bureau efforts in a wide variety of priority investigative programs and initiatives.
The following is a portion of the October 8 written testimony of Anthony Levatino, MD. Dr. Levatino, who once performed abortions, appeared before the House Committee on the Judiciary which was holding its second hearing on “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining Abortion Procedures and Medical Ethics at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.” Imagine if you can […]
At the House Judiciary Committee’s second hearing into the suspicious practices of Planned Parenthood, one former employee made some very serious...