Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Representative from Virginia’s 6th District, Republican

Goodlatte, a Republican, has been the representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district since Jan 5, 1993 (next election in 2016) (map).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Goodlatte for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Bob Goodlatte sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Goodlatte sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Law (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Commerce (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Goodlatte’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1993 to Sep 2016, Goodlatte missed 123 of 15,912 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

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