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Rep. Robert “Bob” Good

Representative for Virginia’s 5th District

pronounced bob // gud

Good is the representative for Virginia’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Good is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Good is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Good voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.


In 2021, Rep. Good was fined for failing to wear a mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rep. appealed his fine, but the appeal was denied.

Sep. 27, 2021 House Sergeant at Arms fined Good for failing to wear a mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic
Photo of Rep. Robert “Bob” Good [R-VA5]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Good is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Good has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 28, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Robert “Bob” Good sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Good sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Education (15%) Immigration (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) International Affairs (7%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Good recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Good voted Nay

Passed 369/42 on Jun 13, 2022.

Good voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Good voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Good voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Good voted Nay

Passed 416/2 on Jul 29, 2021.

Good voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Jun 2022, Good missed 25 of 748 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: