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Bob Goodlatte: Small businesses have large impacts on local economies

Driving through the Sixth Congressional District is a lesson in the role small businesses play in shaping and growing our communities.


Bob Goodlatte’s latest payback to Big Oil at Virginia’s expense

A progressive group in Washington is bringing attention to Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte for what it says is Goodlatte’s political moves putting his special interest friends in Big Oil ahead of his constituents.


Bob Goodlatte: Countering Senate inaction

Due to Senate inaction, Congress was forced at the last minute to take steps to fund the government through the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015.


Bob Goodlatte: Unconstitutional actions must be stopped

I will work with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to stop the President’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented.


Will Hammer: Thank you, and an announcement

Libertarian Party congressional nominee Will Hammer thanks his supporters and offers a post-election announcement.


Goodlatte: New Obama immigration policy is akin to border surge

A new Obama administration policy allowing lawful permanent residents to apply for in-country refugee processing amounts to a “government-sanctioned border surge,” in the words of Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.


Goodlatte to chair House Judiciary hearing on Secret Service blunders

Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte, calling the recent series of blunders by the Secret Service a “comedy of errors,” is set to chair a House Judiciary Committee hearing to get some answers.


Bob Goodlatte: Remembering those who have served

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.


Bob Goodlatte: A real economic recovery

Job creators in the Sixth District and throughout the nation have the drive and innovative ideas to grow the economy. They deserve a real economic recovery.


Bob Goodlatte: A common sense approach to Ebola

If you had never heard of Ebola before, chances are that you have now. Ebola, a serious and often fatal virus, has made its way to the United States; but that’s not a reason to panic.


Goodlatte: Convenient constitutional conservative

You may hear the term Constitutional Conservative often lately, whether it is in discussions with friends and family or listening to a campaign ad. There are some genuine Constitutional Conservatives in office, like Rep. Justin Amash (MI).


Video: Libertarian congressional candidate Will Hammer

Sixth District Libertarian congressional nominee Will Hammer released his first campaign web ad on Monday. Hammer is challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte in the November election.


Bob Goodlatte: The war on affordable energy

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average residential electricity rate in the United States is 12.39 cents per kilowatt-hour. In Virginia, it is slightly lower at 10.91 cents per kilowatt-hour.


Will Hammer: ISIL and U.S. foreign policy

The current situation with ISIL is a direct result of our flawed interventionist foreign policy created and supported by nearly every member of the United States Congress.


Bob Goodlatte: Audit the Fed?

We have seen just what can happen when government officials and agencies are not held accountable. The Federal Reserve, or Fed, should not be excluded from this accountability.


Bob Goodlatte: Protecting America against terrorist threats

Protecting the American people from threats against the nation is the highest priority of the federal government.


Video: Sixth District Libertarian nominee Will Hammer

Footage from Libertarian congressional candidate Will Hammer’s speech at the 2014 Buena Vista Labor Day event.


Bob Goodlatte: Protecting college choice

Across the Sixth District and the nation, new college students are moving onto campuses for the first time, setting up dorm rooms, preparing for classes, and are just beginning to embark on their higher education.


Bob Goodlatte: Renewed push for a balanced budget amendment

March 2, 1995, was a pivotal day in the history of our country. On that day, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.


Bob Goodlatte and term limits: Time to forgive and move on

Every two years, Bob Goodlatte is reminded of a campaign promise he made way back in 1992, when he was making his first bid for the Sixth District congressional seat.


Andy Schmookler: We see now more clearly all that the Supreme Court stole from the American people in Bush v. Gore

The decision in Bush v. Gore was so disgraceful on the face of it that the Court itself warned against using its “reasoning” in other cases. The five conservative justices elected Bush president.


Bob Goodlatte: Keeping Internet access tax free

Few people study their telephone and Internet bills closely, but it might be worth taking a second glance next month. Take a close look at your next phone bill, and at the bottom you will see a laundry list of access taxes.


Will Hammer confirmed for Sixth District ballot

Will Hammer was confirmed on the Sixth District congressional ballot by the Virginia State Board of Elections last week.


Bob Goodlatte: Holding the VA accountable

Recent reports of what can only be characterized as gross mismanagement within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are extremely alarming. We have heard claims of veterans waiting several months for treatment. Just a few days ago, information surfaced about the deaths of approximately 40 veterans who were waiting for treatment from a Phoenix VA facility.


Bob Goodlatte: An unaffordable mandate

It speaks volumes when one of the most vocal supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, says it will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class” if not fixed. But that is what James Hoffa, president of the Teamsters union, made clear last year in a letter to Democratic leadership in Congress.