Tag Archive | "Goodlatte"

Will The 6th District Lose Roanoke?

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, is among the reddest Republican strongholds in the Commonwealth. If Democrats in the Virginia Senate have their way in the redistricting process, it could become even redder. Republican Bob Goodlatte has held office in the 6th CD since he was first elected in 1993. But […]

EPA Bay Funding Down The Drain?

Friday, February 25, 2011


Rep. Bob Goodlatte successfully added an amendment to a House budget package that strips the EPA of federal funds designated to implement their Chesapeake Bay restoration plan. The EPA’s Bay restoration program involves a “pollution diet” for six states in the watershed, including Virginia, and funding to help states meet the mandates.

Goodlatte: FCC Shouldn’t Control Net Neutrality

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Rep. Bob Goodlatte said Tuesday that he believes Congress, and not the FCC, should have purview over the future of net neutrality. In December, following a conflict between Netflix’s content delivery network and Comcast, the FCC voted for what some described as “toothless” net neutrality rules. The new rules forbid ISPs like Comcast from preventing […]

Goodlatte’s Reading Of The Constitution

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


As control of the U.S. House of Representatives shifts from the Democratic to the Republican Party this week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has received a splash of national media attention for his group recital of the U.S. Constitution scheduled for Thursday morning. The Shenandoah Valley representative will lead a reading of the founding document on the […]

TPM: Goodlatte Wants ‘Tax Code Termination’

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Talking Points Memo claims to have received a “dear colleague” letter that originated from Rep. Bob Goodlatte, calling for a page-one rewrite of the federal tax code.

Goodlatte on WikiLeaks: Stop Overclassifying

Thursday, December 16, 2010


The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Thursday on constitutional issues raised by the most recent infodump released by WikiLeaks. In what has been described as a “surprisingly subdued” hearing, several legal experts, including Ralph Nader, criticized the “rampant overclassification” of government documents.

Bain, Vanke Debate Without Goodlatte

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Republican incumbent Rep. Bob Goodlatte was noticeably absent from a debate between 6th Congressional District candidates Tuesday evening in Harrisonburg. Libertarian Party candidate Stuart Bain and Modern Whig Party candidate Jeff Vanke delivered their (sometimes enigmatic) remarks on a myriad of issues in front of an audience of about two hundred at Memorial Hall.

Goodlatte Co-Sponsors Global Internet Bill

Friday, July 2, 2010

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte is one of two congressional Republicans and eight Democrats sponsoring a bill that they say “focuses on trade barriers and restrictive technology standards that threaten the free flow of information and undermine global trade.” The bill, introduced in the House Thursday, addresses foreign governments such as China or Iran that “place onerous […]

Goodlatte & The Gambling Debate

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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For years, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has arguably been the most outspoken critic of online gambling on Capitol Hill. Legislation he sponsored in 2006 helped make internet gambling illegal in the U.S. But yesterday, online gambling was back up for debate before the House Ways and Means Committee, and Goodlatte had to defend his position once […]

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