Rep. Virgil Goode Jr.

Former Representative from Virginia’s 5th District, Republican

Goode, a Republican, was the representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district from 1997 to 2008.



Our unique analysis of the bills Goode sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Goode is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Goode sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (29%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) International Affairs (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Law (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Immigration (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2008, Goode missed 145 of 7,708 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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