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Goodlatte voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Goodlatte voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
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==Elections==

Revision as of 14:52, 7 October 2013

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte.jpg
U.S. House, Virginia, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJames R. Olin (D)
Leadership
Chair, 6th District, Virginia Republican Committee
1983-1988
District Aide for Congressman Caldwell Butler
1977-1979
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,631,880
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBates College
J.D.Washington and Lee University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1952
Place of birthHolyoke, Massachusetts
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$2,135,021
ReligionChristian Scientist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte (b. June 16, 1969) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Virginia's 6th congressional district. Goodlatte was first elected to district 6 in 1992 and ran for re-election on November 6, 2012. Goodlatte is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term. [1]

Goodlatte ran for re-election in Virginia's 6th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to being elected to the House Goodlatte was a chair in the 6th distrcit of Virginia's Republican Committee.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Goodlatte is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

After earning his bachelor's from Bates College and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University, Goodlatte became an aide to U.S. Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (Virginia). He also went into private practice as a lawyer.

Career

U.S. House

2013-2014

Goodlatte serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-12

Goodlatte was a member of the following committees:[3]

  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet Chair
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Agriculture Committee Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry

Issues

House Judiciary Committee

Congressman Goodlatte has served on the House Judiciary Committee since he was first sworn into Congress in January of 1993. Goodlatte was elected Vice Ranking Member in 2009. Goodlatte serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittees on Courts and Competition Policy and Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.[3]

The Congressman also serves as the Republican Ranking Member on the House Task Force on Judicial Impeachment which considers impeachments of federal judges.[4]

Campaign themes

According to Goodlatte's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Budget: "Unfortunately, there are too many people in Washington more concerned about spending our money than paying attention to the bottom line."
  • National security: "We must also work to take control of our national borders as they are our first line of defense."
  • Immigration: "We must strengthen the fight against illegal immigration at our borders. We must move quickly to secure our southern border by increasing border patrols..."[5]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Goodlatte voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Elections

2012

Goodlatte won re-election in 2012. He defeated Karen Kwiatkowski in the June 12 Republican primary and Andy Schmookler (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7] [8] Goodlatte vastly outraised Kwiatkowski, and according to a local news source, he "has avoided recognition of his opponent and calls from Kwiatkowski to debate."[9][10]

Goodlatte emphasized his approval from the national Right to Life Committee, National Rifle Association, and National Taxpayers Union.[9]

U.S. House, Virginia District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Andy Schmookler 34.6% 111,949
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 65.2% 211,278
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 666
Total Votes 323,893
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Virginia's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 66.5% 21,808
Karen Kwiatkowski 33.5% 10,991
Total Votes 32,799

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Goodlatte is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Goodlatte raised a total of $7,631,880 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[21]

Bob Goodlatte's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Virginia, District 6) Won $1,606,587
2010 US House (Virginia, District 6) Won $1,006,727
2008 US House (Virginia, District 6) Won $1,407,767
2006 US House (Virginia, District 6) Won $1,212,609
2004 US House (Virginia, District 6) Won $1,022,701
2002 US House (Virginia, District 6) Won $689,239
2000 US House (Virginia, District 6) Won $686,250
Grand Total Raised $7,631,880

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Goodlatte's reports.[22]

Bob Goodlatte (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2013$513,735.00$306,723.87$(138,876.06)$681,582.81
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$681,582.81$316,386.17$(103,175.16)$894,793.82
Running totals
$623,110.04$(242,051.22)


2012

Breakdown of the source of Goodlatte's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Goodlatte won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Goodlatte's campaign committee raised a total of $2,320,569 and spent $1,888,067.[25]

Cost per vote

Goodlatte spent $8.94 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Goodlatte's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Goodlatte won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Goodlatte's campaign committee raised a total of $1,006,727 and spent $867,838.[26]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Goodlatte is a "moderate Republican leader," as of July 2, 2013.[27]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Goodlatte missed 91 of 13,527 roll call votes from January 1993 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[28]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[29]

Goodlatte most often votes with:

Goodlatte least often votes with:

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Goodlatte paid his congressional staff a total of $974,888 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[30]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Goodlatte's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,234,042 and $3,036,000. That averages to $2,135,021, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 13.29% from 2010.[31]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Goodlatte's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,087,045 to $2,682,000. That averages to $1,884,522.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[32]

National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Goodlatte was 1 of 3 members who ranked 98th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[33]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Goodlatte was 1 of 4 members of congress who ranked 93rd in the conservative rankings.[34]

Voting with party

July 2013

Goodlatte voted with the Republican Party 91.8% of the time, which ranked 138 among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2013.[35]

Recent news

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Personal

Goodlatte and his wife, Maryellen, have two children.[3]

External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  2. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 7, 2011
  4. House Judiciary Committee "Task Force on Impeachment Members, 111th Congress
  5. Bob Goodlatte for Congress, "Issues," Accessed September 20, 2012
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. Virginia Board of Elections-2012 Primary Results
  8. WJSV "Karen Kwiatkowski and Andy Schmookler to Debate, Goodlatte Not Attending," June 4, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Roanoke Star "Goodlatte / Kwiatkowski Face Off in Republican Primary," June 9, 2012
  10. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Bob Goodlatte," Accessed April 4, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Bob Goodlatte Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission "Bob Goodlatte April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "Bob Goodlatte July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Goodlatte Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 24, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Bob Goodlatte 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 7, 2011
  27. Gov Track "Robert “Bob” Goodlatte" Accessed July 2, 2013
  28. GovTrack, "Bob Goodlatte," Accessed April 11, 2013
  29. OpenCongress, "Rep. Bob Goodlatte," accessed August 8, 2013
  30. LegiStorm, "Bob Goodlatte," Accessed September 13, 2012
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "Goodlatte (R-VA), 2011"
  32. OpenSecrets.org, "Bob Goodlatte (R-Va), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
  33. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  34. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  35. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Olin
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, District 6
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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