Washington, D.C.— House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement today following House Republicans confirming the nomination of Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) to lead Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee as its ranking member next Congress.

“Congratulations to my friend Doug Collins on being named Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. The broad jurisdiction and importance of the issues before the Judiciary Committee require steady leadership.  Doug has been an active and effective member of the Judiciary Committee and I am confident he will do a great job of representing and advancing the conservative agenda during the 116th Congress.”