Rep. Bob Goodlatte
The House of Representatives passed a late-night vote on Thursday to cut funding to two of the National Security Agency’s most controversial practices: warrantless collection of Americans’ online data and the installation of surveillance “backdoors” on commercial tech products.
House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said he is ready to “move now” on amnesty legislation, saying that “immigration reform needs to be done.”
The flood of migrant children trying to cross the Mexican border alone has become an “urgent humanitarian situation” that is likely to cost the government more than $1 billion more than the Obama administration thought.
The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Friday that he’s interested in writing legislation this year improving background checks for gun buyers and cracking down on illegal firearms sales.