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Bob Goodlatte: The real costs of illegal immigration

The real costs of illegal immigration are something no family should be forced to pay.


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Bob Goodlatte: Answers, accountability and the Obama administration

Fair representation and accountability – that’s just the starting point for what the American people deserve from their government.


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Griego backs effort to impeach IRS commissioner

Sixth District congressional candidate Harry Griego supports efforts to advance impeachment proceedings against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen


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Griego calls for Goodlatte to repudiate Smith grassroots remarks

Sixth District Republican congressional candidate Harry Griego called on incumbent Bob Goodlatte to repudiate remarks by former State Senator Ralph Smith.


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Harry Griego files for Sixth District ballot

Harry Griego has officially filed for the Republican primary ballot in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protect the people’s house

The people’s duly elected representatives in Congress cannot sit silent as the Executive Branch continues to overstep its constitutional authority.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting retirement savings options

Whether it’s a few quarters in your piggy bank as a child or investing in a retirement plan as an adult, many of us know about the importance of saving for the future.


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Bob Goodlatte: A new energy tax? No thanks, Mr. President

President Obama’s new proposal to tax oil and potentially raise the price of a gallon of gas by up to 25 cents is harmful.


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Bob Goodlatte: Providing more information for a safer workplace

Americans work an average of 8.9 hours each day. That’s no small amount of time, and we all deserve to know that our work environments are safe from those whose behavior may cause us harm.


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Bob Goodlatte: Connecting veterans with resources

Meeting veterans and hearing their stories is one of the highlights of my stops around the Sixth District.


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Bob Goodlatte: No more free passes

A free pass at Disney World is one thing, but a free pass for nations wishing to destroy our way of life has no place in America’s foreign policy.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Will Hammer: Thank you, and an announcement

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting America against terrorist threats

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


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Video: Sixth District Libertarian nominee Will Hammer

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Bob Goodlatte: Celebrating American agriculture

In Virginia, there are more than 46,000 farms owned and operated by individuals and families. The economic impact of the agriculture industry is $52 billion dollars annually and provides nearly 311,000 jobs in the Commonwealth alone.


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Bob Goodlatte: Honoring women of character, courage and commitment

From the birth of our nation, women have played an integral role in history. We can all think of a woman who has influenced the course of the United States. Think of Dolley Madison, who saved the painting of George Washington from fire, or Clara Barton, founder of what is now the American Red Cross.


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Bob Goodlatte: Honoring the sacrifices of America’s heroes

The soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, saw some of the most intense fighting of World War II. Among them on D-Day was Sergeant Robert L. Sales of Madison Heights, a member of the Virginia National Guard Company B, 116th Infantry.


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Bruce Elder ends congressional campaign: Fighting cancer

Democrat Bruce Elder announced today he is ending his campaign for U.S. Congress in the Sixth District due to being diagnosed with cancer.


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Recount returns Senate seat, control of chamber, to Democrats

A recount in the Sixth Senate District certified a victory for Democrat Lynwood Lewis, returning control of the State Senate to Democrats.


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Former congressional candidate Sam Rasoul announces for House of Delegates seat

Roanoke Democratic State Del. Onzlee Ware announced Thursday that he is stepping down from his seat in the House of Delegates, citing his mother’s health as the issue. Former Democratic congressional nominee Sam Rasoul is among the candidates in the running to replace Ware in Richmond.


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Bob Goodlatte: Putting a Band-Aid on Healthcare.gov

Since the October 1st roll-out of Healthcare.gov, there has been no shortage of technical issues. The website, where under the president’s healthcare law Americans without insurance or required by the law to find new insurance can enroll in the new federally-run insurance exchanges, has been plagued by countless glitches.


Karen Kwiatkowski: Does Bob Goodlatte regret voting to fund Obamacare?

The buzz in conservative media is that former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, a Democrat, now regrets that she voted for Obamacare. Dahlkemper is Roman Catholic, and she says she didn’t realize that Obamacare would force “all private insurers, including Catholic charities and hospitals, to provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and the “week-after” pill.” Sixth […]


Karen Kwiatkowski: No whining, Mr. Goodlatte!

Good people across the country and in the Sixth Congressional District recently handed Bob Goodlatte a major defeat. Goodlatte had drafted, introduced, and co-sponsored the now infamous SOPA “Internet blacklist” bill.  This lousy legislation contained assaults on the First, Fourth and 14th amendments – and Bob, who read the Constitution as recently as last January […]


Karen Kwiatkowski: Blackout? Internet blacklist? Blame Bob Goodlatte

SOPA is extremely bad legislation, and it was written and introduced by Bob Goodlatte, in his role as Chairman of the Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet Subcommittee, late last year.  SOPA sponsor Lamar Smith, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, has taken much of the criticism.  But the bill is Bob’s baby. Bob’s bad bill […]


Karen Kwiatkowski: Agenda 21 is not conservative – will Rep. Goodlatte take note?

On Jan. 14, 2012, the Republican National Committee unanimously voted to expose and condemn the United Nations Agenda 21. This may be a shock to many GOP incumbents in Congress who receive campaign donations, pre-drafted legislation, and “expert” advice from Agenda 21-inspired advocates of centralized and global human management. The RNC resolution explains Agenda 21 […]


Andy Schmookler: People Power

One of my campaign slogans is “Let’s show how People Power can defeat the Money Power.” The issue of money in politics was the topic of the first piece I wrote that appeared in national media. This was back in the 1970s. There is hardly a policy issue more central to defining what America will […]


Karen Kwiatkowski: What does Bob Goodlatte have against the Internet?

While we don’t believe 10-term congressman Goodlatte speaks Mandarin, he has a lot in common with the Communists in Beijing, at least when it comes to regulating and controlling the Internet. Goodlatte is the author of the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, a costly regulatory attack on the Internet.  It is supposed to […]


Karen Kwiatkowski: America First? Not for Mr. Goodlatte!

On Dec. 31st, the U.S. federal debt reached an all time record of $15,222,940,045,451.09.  The U.S. debt is now at a Greece-busting 100.3 percent of GDP. $15.2 trillion is more than the annual value of the entire U.S. economy. Sixth District Virginians can thank Bob Goodlatte for this situation, created by the idiotically titled Budget […]