Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the statement below following the announcement that Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) was selected to serve as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Chairman Goodlatte: “I offer Jerry my sincerest congratulations on his selection as the new Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.  Jerry and I have worked across the aisle to advance many important pieces of legislation.  From banning bulk data collection and protecting Americans’ privacy in the digital age to reforming our criminal justice system, fighting the increase in patent abuses and reviewing our copyright laws, we have tackled a broad range of issues. I look forward to continuing this important work as Jerry assumes the Ranking Member position.”