Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 12th at 8:30 a.m., House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) will join The Atlantic’s Washington Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons for a discussion on the Committee’s bipartisan criminal justice reform initiative. The House Judiciary Committee has already approved numerous bills to reform federal sentencing laws and rein in the explosion of federal criminal law. The Committee intends to consider additional legislation to address more issues facing the criminal justice system.
Details can be found below.
WHAT: Moderated discussion on bipartisan criminal justice reform between House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte and Steve Clemons of The Atlantic.
WHEN: Tuesday, January, 12th from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Atlantic | The Watergate | 600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
RSVP: Members of the media who wish to attend must RSVP with Sydney Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background: Last year, the House Judiciary Committee announced a bipartisan criminal justice reform initiative. The Committee is addressing issues such as over-criminalization, sentencing reform, prison and reentry reform, improved criminal procedures and policing strategies, and civil asset forfeiture reform. The Committee’s initiative will ensure that our federal criminal laws and regulations appropriately punish wrongdoers, are effectively and appropriately enforced, protect individual freedom, safeguard civil liberties, work as efficiently as possible, do not impede state efforts, and do not waste taxpayer dollars.
To learn more about the House Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan criminal justice reform initiative, click here.