Goodlatte to retire after 2018

Goodlatte to retire after 2018

By Elena Schneider (Politico) –

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the term-limited chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, said on Thursday that he will not seek reelection in 2018.

“With my time as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018, this is a natural stepping-off point and an opportunity to begin a new chapter of my career and spend more time with my family, particularly my granddaughters,” the Virginia Republican said in a statement.

Read more…