Robert Goodlatte

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Robert Goodlatte ()
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte, a Republican, has represented the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Goodlatte voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

Environmental record

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).

Congressional career

He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992.

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Goodlatte’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
National Amusements Inc$ 32,600
Motion Picture Assn of America$ 31,000
Oracle Corp$ 31,000
Comcast Corp$ 29,700
Cox Enterprises$ 24,500
Microsoft Corp$ 24,200
Google Inc$ 21,400
Time Warner$ 19,450
Walt Disney Co$ 17,250
Pachulski, Stang et al$ 16,700
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Robert Goodlatte
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Robert Goodlatte. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2240 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5431 Fax: 202-225-9681
    Webform email
District offices
  • 2 South Main Street, Suite A, First Floor, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Ph: 540-432-2391 Fax: (none entered)
  • 916 Main Street, Suite 300, Lynchburg, VA 24504
    Ph: 434-845-8306 Fax: (none entered)
  • 10 Franklin Road Southeast, Suite 540, Roanoke, VA 24011
    Ph: 540-857-2672 Fax: (none entered)
  • 7 Court Square, Staunton, VA 24401
    Ph: 540-885-3861 Fax: (none entered)
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2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Goodlatte for Congress campaign website

Goodlatte for Congress
P.O. Box 292
Roanoke, Virginia 24002

Phone: 540.389.1170

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