Bob Goodlatte's file:
Goodlatte

Republican from Virginia

Bob Goodlatte, a Republican, was first elected to Congress in 1993. He represents Virginia's 6th District, centered in Roanoke. He is currently the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the vice chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Goodlatte earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, in 1977. His undergraduate degree in government was earned at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, in 1974.

Recent statements involving Bob Goodlatte

The "9-0 decision last week was the 13th time the Supreme Court voted 9-0 that the president had exceeded his constitutional authority."

Federal prosecutions for lying on background checks to buy guns are "down 40 percent" under President Barack Obama.

"The Agriculture Department estimates that roughly 42 percent of the corn crop will be used to make ethanol -- more than the amount of corn used to feed livestock and poultry in the United States."

Thomas Jefferson expressed "strong support" for a balanced budget amendment in 1798.

The House budget plan proposes "the largest discretionary spending cut in history."

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Virginia Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse The Virginia Truth-O-Meter:
Subscribe: