Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) issued this statement following the announcement that former Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) passed away evening.
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John Conyers, Jr.
“It is with very heavy hearts that we mark the passing of Howard Coble, a man we were both honored to call a friend. Howard was a true public servant, from his years of military service to his 30 years representing the 6th Congressional District of North Carolina in Congress.
“Howard was a beloved Member of the House Judiciary Committee. As the Chairman of the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee, Howard was a leader on numerous issues including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), patent reform, and various initiatives to promote and protect American creativity.
“It was a privilege to serve alongside Howard Coble and he will certainly be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”
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