Representative Robert 'Bob' W. Goodlatte's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (VA) - District 6, Republican
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Bob Goodlatte has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Bob Goodlatte is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Bob Goodlatte. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Goodlatte Statement On Supremem Court Ruling On Partial Birth Abortion Ban. 18 April 2007. "I am pleased that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the Partial Birth Abortion Ban which overwhelmingly passed the House in 2003 and President Bush signed into law. The Supreme Court's decision is a reaffirmation of what the majority of Americans already know -- this gruesome procedure, which is performed in the second and third trimesters, is one of the most horrible forms of abortion practiced. There is no justification for this brutal and heartless procedure and this ruling ensures that it will no longer be used." /goodlatte-statement-on-supremem-court-ruling-on-partial-birth-abortion-ban/?search=abortion
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Bob Goodlatte a rating of 25 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. No Taxpayer Funding on Abortion Act. 4 May 2011. "I have long believed that the right to life is one that we must vigorously protect, and I have cosponsored many bills to do that, including the Right to Life Act last Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. The National Right to Life Political Action Committee Endorses Goodlatte. 18 April 2012. "I have worked hard in our nation's Capitol to promote and pass legislation that reflects the pro-life values held by a great many people in the Sixth District. I will continue to do so." (www.bobgoodlatte.com)

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  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Tax Increase Are Not the Way to Rebuild Our Economy. 3 December 2010. "The only way to help rebuild our struggling economy is to ensure American families and small businesses are not confronted with these oppressive tax hikes." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Statement of Rep. Bob Goodlatte on Vote to Protect Families and Small Businesses from Tax Hike. 17 December 2010. "Instead Congress must focus on policies that allow individuals and businesses to keep more of their hard-earned tax dollars, which would encourage investment and provide financial relief for America's small businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. An Encouraging Economic Outlook for the New Year. 9 December 2005. "One reason the U.S. economy has done so well over the past two years - exceeding its long-run average growth rate and outperforming other industrialized nations - is the 2003 tax relief package. This law reduced income tax rates for all Americans and lowered the rate on dividend and capital gains income." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Tax Relief for America's Families. 1 October 2004. "When we lower the tax burden on America's families, it encourages investment, savings and general entrepreneurship, rather than exacting a price on productivity. It is both unwise and unfair to punish hard-working Americans for their industriousness." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Americans Are Asking 'Where Are The Jobs?' 29 October 2010. "It is common-sense that you should not raise costs and taxes on employers at a time when unemployment is at record levels. By stopping the looming tax increases it would allow working families to keep more money in their pockets, encourage investment and provide financial relief for America's small businesses." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. A Record of Economic Accomplishment. 22 July 2005. "Between 2001 and 2004, the Congress lowered all personal income tax rates [¦] The policies enacted by the Congress have helped our nation recover from the economic slowdown that took root in the late 1990s and was made worse by the economic distress caused by the attacks on our homeland, the bursting of the stock market bubble, and the demands of funding the ongoing War on Terror." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 89 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. "I, Robert Goodlatte, pledge to the taxpayers of the 6th district of the state of Virginia and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (atr.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 90 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)

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  • Robert Goodlatte. Working to Change Washington's Culture of Spending. 22 July 2011. "The most frustrating aspect of this spending crisis is that the answer is so simple, yet seems to be so beyond the grasp of many in Congress do not spend more than you take in. If we did not spend more than we have, we would not have trillion dollar budget shortfalls." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Real Solutions To Restore Confidence In Our Economy. 29 January 2010. "The first thing we must do is restrain federal spending. That is why I have introduced bipartisan legislation which amends the United States Constitution to force Congress to rein in spending by balancing the federal budget." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Congress Needs a Budget. 14 May 2010. "Without the passage of a federal budget the reckless spending that has run rampant in Congress will only continue. We have already seen the passage, without my support, of the so-called 'economic stimulus' legislation which was supposed to put Americans back to work. Not only did the stimulus legislation fail to create jobs but it is now estimated to be costing American taxpayers over $1 trillion including interest." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Op-Ed: Fiscally Irresponsible Policies Are Plunging The U.S. Further Into Debt. 9 October 2009. "The American people know that we can't borrow and spend our way back to prosperity. The path to our economic recovery starts with fiscal responsibility in Washington. The federal government must follow the example set by our nation's families -- tighten the budget and eliminate wasteful spending." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Common-Sense Solutions Needed To Get Americans Back To Work. 4 December 2009. "In addition, we must restore confidence in America's economic future by restraining federal spending. This would allow banks who are financing the debt to invest in more productive activities, like small business growth to help turn our economy around." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Bob Goodlatte a rating of 86 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Bob Goodlatte on Job Creation & a Balanced Budget Amendment. 2 September 2011. "The president's 'stimulus' spending has proven counterproductive. Government has gotten in the way when it can be part of the solution." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. We Must Control Government Spending And Lower The Tax Burden. 9 April 2010. "I have been a strong supporter of policies that rein in out of control government spending which ultimately help to lower the tax burden on hard working folks. Lower more efficient government spending and lower taxes are fundamental to economic growth." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Reducing Government Spending is Essential to Job Creation. 6 August 2010. "To spur economic growth, create new jobs and bring personal opportunity to every American we must strengthen our free market system, not hamper it. We must reduce government intrusion, not allow more bailouts and takeovers." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. GOODLATTE STATEMENT ON THE "PLEDGE TO AMERICA." 23 September 2010. "It is crucial that we rein in the skyrocketing deficit spending that is discouraging investment and threatening to bankrupt our nation. To accomplish this goal House Republicans pledge to cut government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels which could save us at least $100 billion in the first year alone." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatter. We Must Balance The Federal Budget. 8 July 2011. "In recent years, federal spending has increased at an unsustainable pace, allowing our national debt to spiral out of control [¦] Federal spending must be brought under control, in order to create American jobs and grow our economy." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Robert Goodlatte. Issue Position: Education. 1 January 2011. "One of the most important gifts we can give to our children and grandchildren is a quality education, because education is the key that unlocks the door to opportunity. We must continue our efforts to put the ability to make educational decisions in the hands of parents and teachers, and send education dollars directly to America's classrooms. This is the best way to prepare the next generation for an increasingly competitive global economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. Our Teachers Deserve Our Appreciation. 1 May 2009. "While the basic goals of the No Child Left Behind Act were good I believe in practice it has led to more bureaucracy, duplication of testing and inflexibility in measuring the education progress of some of our more challenged students.  It is important to provide more flexibility and decision-making power to the individual states, parents and teachers." (goodlatte.house.gov)
  • Kathryn Rexrode. Goodlatte Meets With 6th District School Superintendents. 1 April 2009. "Congressman Goodlatte believes that the basic goals of NCLB are good but he continues to believe that it is important to provide more flexibility and decision-making power to the individual states, parents and teachers.  Congressman Goodlatte, who has previously introduced legislation on this important issue, assured the local educators that he will continue his efforts to ensure that states like Virginia which already set a high standard under state law through the Standards of Learning (SOL) are not penalized for failing to implement a duplicate set of Federal standards. 'Every child deserves the opportunity for a bright future by giving him or her the best education possible,' said Congressman Goodlatte. 'Real learning occurs when students are in the classroom with quality teachers and it occurs at home with the family “ not in a federal building in Washington, D.C. I intend to continue my efforts to put the ability to make educational decisions in the hands of parents and teachers, and send education dollars directly to America's classrooms. Then we will truly have the finest education system in the world.'" (goodlatte.house.gov)
  • Ray Reed. The News and Advance: Goodlatte talks Medicare, Chesapeake Bay and education in Lynchburg. 25 August 2011. "Goodlatte described the no-child regulations today as requiring goals that school systems can't meet. 'There is going to be an overhaul of this process,' Goodlatte said. 'My objective is to reduce the ability of the federal government to micromanage what happens in school systems,' he said." (www2.newsadvance.com)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Vote: http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44082#.VEZpB6CW29V (votesmart.org)

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  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. 6 April 2011. "The Environmental Protection Agency has begun their own plan to regulate greenhouse gases [¦] Without action, the EPA will add more regulatory red tape onto American businesses and manufacturers, hampering the ability of companies to operate competitively in the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Domestic Energy. 5 May 2009. "This idea that somehow we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the extent that we can turn down the thermostat of the world when other countries are going to increase their CO2 emissions around the world is folly [¦] Instead, we do have a guarantee that it will have a devastating impact on our economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Goodlatte Concerned About the Effects of 'Cap and Tax' Legislation on 6th District Farmers and Consumers. 17 July 2012. "Cap and tax legislation has the potential to devastate the agriculture community, in particular, with higher operating costs. The Agriculture Committee must be looking intensely into how this legislation will affect farmers, as well as consumers of agricultural products. The impact that this legislation will have on our economy and our very lives is extensive; we must make sure that we fully vet this legislation." (goodlatte.house.gov)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Climate Change Hearing. 1 June 2009. "This legislation has far reaching consequences for every person, farmer, and business in the country. We cannot ignore that America's economy is intrinsically linked to the availability and affordability of energy. During this economic slow-down we should be adopting policies that seek to rebuild our economy and create more jobs; we need reliable and affordable energy supplies. Unfortunately, cap and trade legislation would only further cripple our economy. Instead of government mandates and bureaucracy we should focus on policies that support technological advances and consumer choices. The bottom line is that we need policies which encourage investment in environmentally sound, cost-effective practices without stifling innovation and setting our economy further back. The simple truth behind the Waxman energy plan is that it raises taxes, kills jobs and will lead to more government intrusion." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of Environment America 20 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Urging Caution On Sweeping Climate Change Proposals. 11 December 2009. "These officials are hoping to create a new treaty containing stringent and enforceable requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While specifics of the treaty are still being worked out, there is reason to believe that the treaty will call for dramatic emission reductions that will cause serious economic harm to our already fragile economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)

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  • Robert Goodlatte. National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 16 November 2011. "Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. This bipartisan bill has 245 cosponsors, and it enhances Americans' right to self-defense by enabling millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home States. The Second Amendment is in the United States Constitution, and we are all taking an oath in this body to uphold the United States Constitution, including rights under the Second Amendment. The 10th Amendment is certainly an important right as well, but it does not trump the right or the responsibility of this body to protect rights under the Second Amendment." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. 20 October 2005. "The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution clearly declares that the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Despite this fundamental protection, an extreme minority determined to restrict the supply of firearms and firearms ownership has discovered a new tool, frivolous lawsuits." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Meet Bob. 17 July 2012. "Bob has been an active member of the House Judiciary Committee since arriving in Congress. The jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee is well-suited to many of Bob's legislative priorities such as protecting Constitutional rights including private property and Second Amendment rights, securing our borders through immigration reform, strengthening our criminal laws, decreasing health care costs through medical malpractice reform and oversight of the Judicial branch." (www.bobgoodlatte.com)
  • Robert Goodlatte. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund Endorses Goodlatte. 25 April 2012. "I am honored to receive this endorsement. Congress must continue fighting to preserve gun ownership rights protected by the Second Amendment. I intend on doing just that." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Bob Goodlatte a grade of 82." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 0 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Bob Goodlatte in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)

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  • Robert Goodlatte. Virginia's Historical Court Ruling. 24 December 2010. "While we can all agree that our current health care system needs to be reformed, the new health care law was not the right way to do it which is why we must repeal it and replace it with commonsense measures that expand access and choices while lowering costs." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 18 January 2011. "We must repeal the new health care law that kills jobs, raises taxes, threatens seniors' access to care, will cause millions of people to lose the coverage they have and like, and increases the cost of health care coverage." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Goodlatte Statement in Support of Repealing Government Takeover of Health Care. 19 January 2011. "As I have said time and time again, the Democrats' health care reform law is a monstrosity, which amounts to a big government takeover of our health care system -- one that will lead to fewer choices, higher prices and rationed care." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012. 15 April 2011. "I rise in strong support of the Republican Study Committee budget alternative [¦] [The RSC Budget Proposal] repeals ObamaCare to eliminate $677 billion in additional spending over 10 years." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte Putting You Back in Charge of Your Health Care. 21 January 2011. "Just days ago the House of Representatives, with my support, delivered on our promise to the American people to hold a vote on legislation that would repeal the sweeping health care reform law, passed by the last Congress." (votesmart.org)

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  • Robert Goodlatte. Issue Position: Addressing the Problem of Illegal Immigration. 7 October 2011. "We must move quickly to secure our southern border by increasing border patrols, streamlining the process of deporting illegal immigrants, and imposing tougher penalties on those who smuggle people across our border." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Bob Goodlatte in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Bob Goodlatte in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 7 October 2011. "In addition, in no event should we grant amnesty to those who have broken our laws and entered the country illegally. Doing so would simply invite more illegal immigration in the future." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010. 8 December 2010. "The DREAM Act makes it easy for almost any illegal immigrant, even those who do not qualify for this amnesty, to evade the law. Once an alien, no matter who they are, files an application, no matter how spurious, the Federal Government is prohibited from deporting that illegal immigrant. This is ripe for fraud and is unfair and should be opposed." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. What We Have Learned from September 11th. 12 September 2008. "With the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. only expected to increase in the future, we must enforce our current immigration laws. Congress must continue to work to secure our borders, deport illegal aliens, including those who overstay their temporary visas." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. NumbersUSA: 2010 NumbersUSA Congressional Candidate Survey. Responded "Yes" to the question: "Do you OPPOSE offering the officially estimated 11 million people illegally in the U.S long-term work permits and/or a path to citizenship (whether through a blanket amnesty or an "earned legalization" or other form)?" (www.numbersusa.com)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Enforcing our Laws to Reduce Illegal Immigration. 23 July 2010. "For years, weak enforcement and confusing provisions in immigration law have allowed illegal immigrants to stay in the country. Deportation cases often last for years -- even decades in some instances. The Department of Homeland Security needs to be able to act in a rapid and firm manner to find and deport illegal immigrants." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)

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  • Robert Goodlatte. Lets Not Redefine Marriage. 16 July 2004. "These activist judges, in ordering the state to legitimize same-sex marriages are attempting to change the very meaning of one of the most revered and vital foundations of our society in a way that will harm our culture. All Americans deserve respect and civility in this debate. At the same time, the institution of marriage must be protected." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Bob Goodlatte voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bob Goodlatte. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Bob Goodlatte voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 9 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Goodlatte. Family Values. 17 July 2012. "I support H.R. 3828, the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act, which prohibits a military chaplain from being directed, ordered, or required to perform any ceremony, service, or function - including a same-sex marriage ceremony - that is contrary to the conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs of the chaplain or the chaplain's faith group" (goodlatte.house.gov)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

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  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Bob Goodlatte supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 40 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)

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