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Key Votes

Bob Goodlatte's Voting Records

Full Name: Robert 'Bob' W. Goodlatte
Office: U.S. House (VA) - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Maryellen; 2 Children: Jennifer, Rob
Birth Date: 09/22/1952
Birth Place: Holyoke, MA
Home City: Roanoke, VA
Religion: Christian Scientist

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 19, 2001 HR 7 Community Solutions Act of 2001 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 198)
Yea
July 18, 2001 HR 2500 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State Appropriations, FY 2002 Bill Passed - House
(408 - 19)
Yea
July 17, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(298 - 125)
Yea
May 26, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Conference Report Adopted - House
(240 - 154)
Yea
May 23, 2001 HR 1 No Child Left Behind Act Bill Passed - House
(384 - 45)
Yea
May 16, 2001 HR 1836 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001 Bill Passed - House
(230 - 197)
Yea
May 9, 2001 H Con Res 83 Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Resolution Conference Report Adopted - House
(221 - 207)
Yea
April 26, 2001 H Amdt 27 Violence Against Fetuses/Unborn Children Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 229)
Nay
April 26, 2001 HR 503 Unborn Victims of Violence Act Bill Passed - House
(252 - 172)
Yea
March 13, 2001 H J Res 36 Flag Burning Resolution House Co-sponsor
March 7, 2001 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - House
(223 - 206)
Yea
Feb. 7, 2001 HR 503 Unborn Victims of Violence Act House Co-sponsor
Oct. 25, 2000 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(307 - 101)
Nay
Sept. 26, 2000 HR 5175 Small Business Superfund Exemption Bill Failed - House
(253 - 161)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2000 HR 4810 Marriage Tax Relief Bill Veto Override Failed - House
(270 - 158)
Yea
Sept. 7, 2000 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 Veto Override Failed - House
(274 - 157)
Yea
July 27, 2000 H Amdt 1041 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief Amendment Rejected - House
(169 - 256)
Nay
July 27, 2000 HR 4865 Social Security Benefits Tax Relief bill Bill Passed - House
(265 - 159)
Yea
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1017 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(184 - 230)
Nay
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1023 Cuban Economic Embargo Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(174 - 241)
Nay
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1029 Cuban Travel Embargo Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(232 - 186)
Nay
July 20, 2000 HR 4810 Marriage Tax Relief Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(271 - 156)
Yea
July 20, 2000 HR 4871 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 Bill Passed - House
(216 - 202)
Nay
July 13, 2000 H Amdt 982 Debt Relief Funding amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(216 - 211)
Nay
July 13, 2000 H Amdt 983 HIV/AIDS Funding amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(267 - 156)
Nay
July 13, 2000 H Amdt 997 Family Planning Assistance Funding amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 221)
Nay
July 13, 2000 HR 4811 Foreign Operations FY 2001 Appropriations bill Bill Passed - House
(239 - 185)
Nay
June 28, 2000 HR 4680 Medicare Rx bill Bill Passed - House
(217 - 214)
Yea
June 28, 2000 HR 4762 '527' Political Groups Bill Passed - House
(385 - 39)
Yea
June 22, 2000 H Amdt 882 Prison Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(156 - 254)
Nay
June 21, 2000 H Amdt 858 EPA Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(208 - 216)
Nay
June 21, 2000 H J Res 90 WTO Withdrawal resolution Joint Resolution Failed - House
(56 - 363)
Nay
June 13, 2000 H Amdt 788 Higher Education Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(156 - 267)
Did Not Vote
June 9, 2000 H Amdt 763 Estate Tax Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 222)
Nay
June 9, 2000 HR 8 Estate Tax Elimination Act of 2000 Bill Passed - House
(279 - 136)
Yea
June 8, 2000 H Amdt 760 OSHA Ergonomic Protection Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(203 - 220)
Nay
June 7, 2000 H Amdt 745 San Rafael Swell Area Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(212 - 211)
Yea
June 7, 2000 H Amdt 748 San Rafael Legacy District Motor Vehicle Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(210 - 214)
Yea
May 24, 2000 HR 4444 U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 Bill Passed - House
(237 - 197)
Yea
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 722 Oversea Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 221)
Nay
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 723 School of the Americas Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(204 - 214)
Nay
May 17, 2000 H Amdt 714 Continued Deployment of Forces in Kosovo Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(264 - 153)
Yea
May 11, 2000 H Amdt 694 Local Government Participation Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(187 - 238)
Yea
May 11, 2000 HR 701 Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(315 - 102)
Nay
May 10, 2000 H Amdt 685 Land Conservation-Land Acquisition Funding Amendment Rejected - House
(109 - 315)
Yea
May 10, 2000 H Amdt 687 Social Security and Medicare Solvency Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(216 - 208)
Yea
May 10, 2000 HR 3709 Regarding Internet Taxation Bill Passed - House
(352 - 75)
Yea
May 4, 2000 HR 434 Africa Free Trade bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(309 - 110)
Yea
April 13, 2000 H Con Res 290 Congressional Budget resolution FY 2001 Conference Report Adopted - House
(220 - 208)
Yea
April 5, 2000 HR 3660 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Passed - House
(287 - 141)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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