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May 7, 2013

Bipartisan House Task Force on Overcriminalization an Important Step Forward

The Wall Street Journal yesterday featured the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s creation of a bipartisan task force to tackle the problem of overcriminalization “in the most expansive re-examination of federal law since the early 1980s.”  Recommendations by the task force will be taken up by the House Judiciary Committee, its Chairman Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said in the article.

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has worked extensively to correct some of the worst overcriminalization overreaches, in particular advocating for clarification under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, modernization of the Lacey Act, and for legislation to promote fairness in the legal discovery process. 

ILR applauds the Judiciary Committee for creating this task force and looks forward to working with it to make meaningful improvements to the federal code.  We hope that we can work together to rein in overreaches that unduly stymie employers from creating jobs.

 

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