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{{tnr}}'''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 [[Virginia's 6th congressional district|district 6]] in 1992 and ran for re-election on [[Virginia's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Goodlatte is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term. <ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Virginia"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte''' (b. June 16, 1969, in Holyoke, Massachusetts) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Virginia's 6th congressional district]]. Goodlatte was first elected to [[Virginia's 6th congressional district|district 6]] in 1992 and ran for re-election on [[Virginia's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Goodlatte is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term. <ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Virginia"]</ref>
  
 
Goodlatte {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in [[Virginia's 6th congressional district]] in the general election on [[Virginia's 6th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
 
Goodlatte {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in [[Virginia's 6th congressional district]] in the general election on [[Virginia's 6th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Judiciary Committee]] ''Chair''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Judiciary Committee]] ''Chair''
  
====2011-12====
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Goodlatte was a member of the following committees:<ref name="bio"/>
 
Goodlatte was a member of the following committees:<ref name="bio"/>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Judiciary Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Judiciary Committee]]
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
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===House Judiciary Committee===
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====National security====
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{support vote}} Goodlatte voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27116/bob-goodlatte?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.Ul2VbxCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Goodlatte's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
  
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{support vote}} Goodlatte voted in support of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{oppose vote}} Goodlatte voted in opposition to House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{support vote}} Goodlatte voted in support of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm Bill=====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{support vote}}
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Goodlatte supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27116/bob-goodlatte?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.Ul2WDhCBxVI ''Vote Smart'', "Goodlatte on agriculture", accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{support vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Goodlatte voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{oppose vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Goodlatte voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{support vote}} Goodlatte supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27116/bob-goodlatte?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.Ul2WaRCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Goodlatte's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Repealing Obamacare=====
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{{support vote}} Goodlatte supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[hhttp://votesmart.org/candidate/27116/bob-goodlatte?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.Ul2ZwhCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Goodlatte's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{support vote}} Goodlatte supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/27116/bob-goodlatte?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.Ul2aChCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Goodlatte on abortion," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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{{Oppose vote}}
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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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=====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.<ref name="bio" />
 
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.<ref name="bio" />
  
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
 
According to Goodlatte's website, his campaign themes included:
 
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."
 
* 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."
 
* 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..."<ref>[http://bobgoodlatte.com/issues ''Bob Goodlatte for Congress'', "Issues," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
 
* 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..."<ref>[http://bobgoodlatte.com/issues ''Bob Goodlatte for Congress'', "Issues," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
 
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Oppose vote}}
 
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>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia's 6th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Goodlatte {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia, 2014|Virginia's]] [[Virginia's 6th congressional district elections, 2014|6th District]]. Goodlatte {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
 
===2012===
 
===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.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2012/A2E23EAB-7EA6-40E2-AF41-3CE22C787EA4/unofficial/6_s.shtml Virginia Board of Elections-2012 Primary Results]</ref> <ref>[http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/6th_District_Congressional_Candidates_to_Debate_156960905.html ''WJSV'' "Karen Kwiatkowski and Andy Schmookler to Debate, Goodlatte Not Attending," June 4, 2012]</ref> Goodlatte vastly outraised Kwiatkowski, and according to a local news source, he "has avoided recognition of his opponent and calls from Kwiatkowski to debate."<ref name="star">[http://theroanokestar.com/?p=16938 ''The Roanoke Star'' "Goodlatte / Kwiatkowski Face Off in Republican Primary," June 9, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2012/A2E23EAB-7EA6-40E2-AF41-3CE22C787EA4/unofficial/6_s.shtml Virginia Board of Elections-2012 Primary Results]</ref> <ref>[http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/6th_District_Congressional_Candidates_to_Debate_156960905.html ''WJSV'' "Karen Kwiatkowski and Andy Schmookler to Debate, Goodlatte Not Attending," June 4, 2012]</ref> Goodlatte vastly outraised Kwiatkowski, and according to a local news source, he "has avoided recognition of his opponent and calls from Kwiatkowski to debate."<ref name="star">[http://theroanokestar.com/?p=16938 ''The Roanoke Star'' "Goodlatte / Kwiatkowski Face Off in Republican Primary," June 9, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
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===2014===
 
===2014===
 
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{{Bob Goodlatte 2014 FEC}}
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Goodlatte's reports.<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00257956 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Bob Goodlatte Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_13941151842+0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Bob Goodlatte July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00009154&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Bob Goodlatte 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00009154&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Bob Goodlatte 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>
 
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Goodlatte and his wife, Maryellen, have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://goodlatte.house.gov/about/ ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>  He enjoys hiking on the Appalachian Trail, specifically McAfee Knob.  He is a fan of the Red Sox and the Nationals.  Goodlatte is interested in presidential history and has visited the homes of 42 of our 44 presidents.<ref>[http://hoh.rollcall.com/take-five-robert-goodlatte/ ''Roll Call'', "Take Five: Robert W. Goodlatte", accessed November 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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Goodlatte and his wife, Maryellen, have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://goodlatte.house.gov/about/ ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 7, 2011]</ref>
 
  
 
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Revision as of 11:38, 15 November 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
Cost per vote$8.94 in 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, in Holyoke, Massachusetts) 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 is running 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]

2011-2012

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

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Goodlatte's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Goodlatte voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[6]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Goodlatte voted in support of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[6]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Goodlatte voted in opposition to House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[6]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Goodlatte voted in support of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[7] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[6]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" Goodlatte supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[8] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[9]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[10] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[11] Goodlatte voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[13] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Goodlatte voted against HR 2775.[14]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Goodlatte supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[15] The vote largely followed party lines.[16]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "Yes" Goodlatte supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[17]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Goodlatte supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[18]

Previous congressional sessions

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.[19]

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.[20]

Campaign themes

2012

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..."[21]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia's 6th congressional district elections, 2014

Goodlatte is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Virginia's 6th District. Goodlatte is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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.[22] [23] Goodlatte vastly outraised Kwiatkowski, and according to a local news source, he "has avoided recognition of his opponent and calls from Kwiatkowski to debate."[24][25]

Goodlatte emphasized his approval from the national Right to Life Committee, National Rifle Association, and National Taxpayers Union.[24]

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 District 6 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.[36]

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.[37]

Bob Goodlatte (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2013$513,735.00$306,723.87$(138,876.06)$681,582.81
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2013$681,582.81$316,386.17$(103,175.16)$894,793.82
October Quarterly[40]October 25, 2013$893,588.82$194,424.08$(111,693.46)$976,319.44
Year-end[41]January 31, 2014$976,319$314,792$(342,646)$948,465
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2014$948,465.34$331,749.28$(177,247.89)$1,102,966.73
Running totals
$1,464,075.4$(873,638.57)

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.[43]

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.[44]

U.S. House, Virginia District 6, 2010 - Bob Goodlatte Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,006,727
Total Spent $867,838
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $11,498
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $11,282
Top contributors to Bob Goodlatte's campaign committee
American Bankers Assn$10,000
National Beer Wholesalers Assn$10,000
Comcast Corp$8,500
Ernst & Young$8,500
Farm Credit Council$8,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$88,450
Computers/Internet$67,819
TV/Movies/Music$56,500
Crop Production & Basic Processing$42,690
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$35,500

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.[45]

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.[46]

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.[47]

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.[48]

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.[49]

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.[50]

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.[51]

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.[52]

Voting with party

July 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Goodlatte has voted with the Republican Party 91.8% of the time, which ranked 138 among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2013.[53]

Personal

Goodlatte and his wife, Maryellen, have two children.[3] He enjoys hiking on the Appalachian Trail, specifically McAfee Knob. He is a fan of the Red Sox and the Nationals. Goodlatte is interested in presidential history and has visited the homes of 42 of our 44 presidents.[54]

Recent news

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External links

References

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  2. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
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  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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  8. Vote Smart, "Goodlatte on agriculture", accessed October 15, 2013
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  17. [hhttp://votesmart.org/candidate/27116/bob-goodlatte?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.Ul2ZwhCBxVI Project Vote Smart, "Representative Goodlatte's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 15, 2013]
  18. Project Vote Smart, "Goodlatte on abortion," accessed October 15, 2013
  19. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  20. House Judiciary Committee "Task Force on Impeachment Members, 111th Congress
  21. Bob Goodlatte for Congress, "Issues," Accessed September 20, 2012
  22. Virginia Board of Elections-2012 Primary Results
  23. WJSV "Karen Kwiatkowski and Andy Schmookler to Debate, Goodlatte Not Attending," June 4, 2012
  24. 24.0 24.1 The Roanoke Star "Goodlatte / Kwiatkowski Face Off in Republican Primary," June 9, 2012
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Jim Olin
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, District 6
1993-Present
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