Read our 2016 Report Card for Goodlatte.
Our unique analysis of the bills Goodlatte has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Goodlatte is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Bob Goodlatte sits on the following committees:
Goodlatte was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6130 (114th): Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016
- H.R. 1068 (113th): To enact title 54, United States Code, “National Park Service and Related Programs”, as positive law.
- H.R. 1067 (113th): To make revisions in title 36, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current and make technical corrections and improvements.
- H.R. 4323 (113th): Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014
- H.R. 6671 (112th): Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012
- H.R. 6872 (110th): Presidential Historical Records Preservation Act of 2008
- H.R. 3408 (109th): To reauthorize the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999 and to amend the swine reporting provisions of that Act.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Goodlatte sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Law (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Taxation (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Energy (8%) Arts, Culture, Religion (5%)
Some of Goodlatte’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 119: Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on the Judiciary in the ...
- H.R. 985: Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017
- H.R. 954: To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, ...
- H.R. 843: See Something, Say Something About Violent Behavior Act of 2017
- H.R. 732: Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017
- H.R. 522: Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017
- H.J.Res. 2: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
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H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
From Jan 1993 to Feb 2017, Goodlatte missed 124 of 16,059 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 15 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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