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Robert Goodlatte (R)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on the Judiciary|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for VA-06
|Confirmed:||Andy Schmookler, Robert Goodlatte|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for VA-06)|
Record and controversies
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Goodlatte voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.
For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal
Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) is a U.S. law which was approved in late 2006, and co-sponsored by Reps. Goodlatte and Jim Leach (R-Iowa). It was added to the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 via conference committee and was signed by President Bush on October 13, 2006. The Act prohibits the transfer of funds from a financial institution to an Internet gambling site, with the notable exceptions of "fantasy" sports, online lotteries, and horse/harness racing.
- Main article: Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006
Born September 22, 1952 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Goodlatte received a B.A. from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1974. He also holds a J.D. from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia (1977). Goodlatte was an attorney in prviate practice before becoming a staff aide for U.S. Representative M. Caldwell Butler of Virginia, from 1977-1979.
Goodlatte was Chairman of the 6th district Virginia Republican Committee (1983-88) and Roanoke City Republican Committee Chairman (1980-83).
He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992.
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Robert Goodlatte. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.
The "revolving door" refers to the passage of staffers between government and industry employment. Former staff for members of Congress often use the connections and knowledge they gained as public employees to help their new employers – often lobbying firms – influence their former employers and institutions.
Privately funded travel
The following is drawn from Robert Goodlatte's travel disclosure forms. Corporations and other organizations can pay for trips by members of Congress and their staff as long as it is related to official business (though some trips have been glorified junkets). How to use this information.
The following is drawn from Robert Goodlatte's personal financial disclosure forms. Close study of the data has often revealed conflicts of interest by members of Congress. How to use this information.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Agriculture - Ranking Member
- House Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
- Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Agriculture - Chair
- House Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Task Force on Antirust
- Subcommittee on Courts the Internet and Intellectual Property
- Subcommittee on Immigration Border Security and Claims
More Background Data
District Office- Harrisonburg:
2 South Main Street, Suite A, First Floor
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
District Office- Lynchburg:
916 Main Street, Suite 300
Lynchburg, VA 24504
District Office- Roanoke:
10 Franklin Road Southeast, Suite 540
Roanoke, VA 24011
District Office- Staunton:
7 Court Square
Staunton, VA 24401
2008 Campaign Contact Information
Goodlatte for Congress
P.O. Box 292
Roanoke, Virginia 24002