U.S. Representative to discuss national judiciary committee

Alumnus U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte, 6th Congressional District, R-Va., will speak on Issues Facing the U.S. Congress in 1998: A Judiciary Committee Perspective March 15 at 8 p.m. in Chase Lounge. Following Goodlatte’s discussion of issues facing Congress, including religious freedom, computer security, potential impeachment inquiries and civil rights, there will be a question-and-answer period. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

Goodlatte, a 1974 graduate of Bates and a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law, serves on the Judiciary Committee, the Agriculture Committee and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. On Judiciary, he serves on the Constitution Subcommittee and the Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee. On Agriculture, he is the chairman of the Department Operations, Nutrition and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee and also serves on the Livestock Committee.

Goodlatte serves as assistant whip for Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Tx. He also serves on the Republican Conference Policy Committee.

Elected to the House of Representatives in November 1992, Goodlatte founded his own private law practice in 1979 and was a partner in the law firm of Bird, Kinder and Huffman from 1981 until taking office. He was re-elected to a third term by a two-to-one margin in 1996.

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