|U.S. House, Virginia, District 6|
|January 3, 1993-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||21|
|Chair, 6th District, Virginia Republican Committee|
|District Aide for Congressman Caldwell Butler|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 3, 1992|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||Washington and Lee University|
|Birthday||September 22, 1952|
|Place of birth||Holyoke, Massachusetts|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
- 1993-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia's 6th congressional district
- 1983-1988: Chair, 6th District, Virginia Republican Committee
- 1977-1979: District Aide for Congressman Caldwell Butler
Goodlatte serves on the following committees:
- Judiciary Committee Chair
Goodlatte was a member of the following committees:
- 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
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.
The Congressman also serves as the Republican Ranking Member on the House Task Force on Judicial Impeachment which considers impeachments of federal judges.
According to Goodlatte's website, his campaign themes include:
- 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..."
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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
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.  Goodlatte vastly outraised Kwiatkowski, and according to a local news source, he "has avoided recognition of his opponent and calls from Kwiatkowski to debate."
Goodlatte emphasized his approval from the national Right to Life Committee, National Rifle Association, and National Taxpayers Union.
|U.S. House, Virginia District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bob Goodlatte Incumbent||65.2%||211,278|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Virginia's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Bob Goodlatte Incumbent||66.5%||21,808|
|Bob Goodlatte Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$1,030,921.14||$238,252.31||$(137,385.87)||$1,131,787.58|
|Pre-Primary||May 31, 2012||$1,131,787.58||$161,570.82||$(183,760.66)||$1,109,597.74|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$1,109,597.74||$184,344.71||$(284,936.09)||$1,009,006.36|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2012||$1,011,646.53||$236,637.76||$(556,261.53)||$692,022.76|
|Pre-General||October 25, 2012||$692,022.76||$70,923.40||$(67,178.73)||$695,767.43|
|Post-General||December 6, 2012||$695,767.43||$112,365.53||$(248,157.58)||$559,975.38|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia, 6th District, 2010 - Bob Goodlatte Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|Ernst & Young||$8,500|
|Farm Credit Council||$8,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$42,690|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$35,500|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.
National Journal vote ratings
- 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.
Percentage voting with party
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 142 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Bob + Goodlatte + Virginia + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
Goodlatte and his wife, Maryellen, have two children.
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- Gov Track "Robert “Bob” Goodlatte" Accessed April 20, 2012
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 7, 2011
- House Judiciary Committee "Task Force on Impeachment Members, 111th Congress
- Bob Goodlatte for Congress, "Issues," Accessed September 20, 2012
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Virginia Board of Elections-2012 Primary Results
- WJSV "Karen Kwiatkowski and Andy Schmookler to Debate, Goodlatte Not Attending," June 4, 2012
- The Roanoke Star "Goodlatte / Kwiatkowski Face Off in Republican Primary," June 9, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Bob Goodlatte's 2012 Summary reports," Accessed September 20, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, Bob Goodlatte's April Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Bob Goodlatte's Pre-Primary report," Accessed December 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Bob Goodlatte's July Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Bob Goodlatte's October Quarterly report," Accessed October 18, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Bob Goodlatte's Pre-General report," Accessed December 27, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Bob Goodlatte's Post-General report," Accessed December 27, 2012
- Open Secrets "Bob Goodlatte 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 7, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Bob Goodlatte," Accessed September 13, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Bob Goodlatte (R-Va), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
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