Tag: Bob Goodlatte

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.


Goodlatte to highlight IRS, Virginia Free File programs, VITA

Bob Goodlatte will speak with local leaders in Roanoke to urge eligible Virginia residents to use the IRS, Virginia Free File and VITA programs.


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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.


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.


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.


Bob Goodlatte: Preserving America’s outdoor heritage

The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act is a package of bills that revises several existing programs to expand access to hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting.


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.


Goodlatte to host Veterans’ Resource Fair in Staunton

Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte will host a Veterans’ Resource Fair on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon in Staunton.


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.


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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Harry Griego endorsed by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC

Sixth District Republican congressional nomination candidate Harry Griego has been endorsed by the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.


Bob Goodlatte: It’s about the law

Listen carefully and you’ll hear the sound of bureaucrats scrambling to finalize a flood of new regulations before the end of the year.


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Ann Coulter, Bob Goodlatte to address Washington and Lee Mock Con

Political commentator Ann Coulter, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and economist Stephen Moore will address the 26th Washington and Lee University Mock Convention.


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.


Bob Goodlatte: Putting patients first

Should patients or big government mandates come first? That’s the question Congress recently asked President Obama.


Bob Goodlatte: New year, new opportunities

A new year brings new opportunities for our country. It’s a time to refocus and, with a fresh perspective, look ahead at all that must be accomplished.


Bob Goodlatte: A matter of national security

Legitimate concerns have been raised that ISIS terrorists and sympathizers could enter the U.S. through what is called the Visa Waiver Program.


Bob Goodlatte: House acts on K-12 education reform

All too often we see the federal government intervening in the education system, adding more red tape and bureaucracy without benefit to the students.


Hurt, Goodlatte, Griffith energy bill passes House

The House passed H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act, which includes the language of H.R. 2929, the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act.


Bob Goodlatte: Criminal justice reform on the move

Have you ever tried to crack open a copy of the federal criminal code? It’s not exactly light reading. The expansion of the federal code to nearly 5,000 criminal statutes, as well as over 300,000 regulations carrying criminal penalties, has resulted in a code that no average American citizen could be expected to read and understand.


Bob Goodlatte: Protecting America’s safety

The American people watched in horror as one of our oldest allies was rocked by a series of ISIS terrorist attacks just days ago. It was a stark reminder that ISIS poses a real threat to our allies and America.


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Harrisonburg immigration demonstration Friday

Virginia Organizing will hold a demonstration at U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s Harrisonburg office on Friday at 3 p.m. to stand in support of President Barack Obama’s executive order that created Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) to provide relief for parents of U.S.-born children and expanded the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


Bob Goodlatte: A victory for the Constitution and the American People

Put down the pen and phone, Mr. President. That was the message from a federal appeals court just a few days ago. In a victory for the Constitution and the American people, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty on immigration from being implemented.


Bob Goodlatte: Saying thank you to our veterans

Thank you. To many, these are just two simple words. But to our veterans, they mean much more. Today, we honor the men and women who for generations have served our country with great sacrifice and dedication. We are blessed to live in the United States, and every day I am thankful for the service of our men and women in uniform.


Bob Goodlatte: A new culture of leadership

The American Idea – it’s what guided our Founders in creating a system of self-government. It’s at the root of American innovation, and the push by generation after generation to go places we have not before gone. The American Idea is about opportunity and freedom to prosper. As a Congress and as a nation, this Idea is something we cannot afford to ignore.


Bob Goodlatte: Veto of funding for troops must not stand

With just a stroke of his pen, President Obama recently vetoed a bill to authorize funds for our nation’s troops. The President’s veto of his own military threatens national security and plays politics on the back of our troops.


Bob Goodlatte: Restoring Americans’ healthcare freedom

Healthcare should work for patients, not against them. It should be about patient-centered care where families have the option to get the coverage they both want and need without breaking the bank.


Bob Goodlatte: Senate rules standing in the way

Sometimes, the majority rules – or at least you would think that’s the way it should be in Congress. But that’s not the case under the United States Senate’s modern filibuster rules. Instead of needing a simple 51-vote majority to pass legislation, the Senate rules require a super-majority of 60 votes to even advance legislation so that it can be voted on.


Bob Goodlatte: Finding common ground on criminal justice reform

Finding common ground isn’t always the headline story from Washington. But there are a number of issues where both Republicans and Democrats can agree. One of these is the need for reforms to the criminal justice system.


Bob Goodlatte: Healthy competition needed in healthcare marketplace

I’ve been concerned about this law’s impact on the healthcare industry from the start, and the House Judiciary Committee has launched a series of hearings on the state of competition across the healthcare marketplace.


Bob Goodlatte: Protecting life from the start

New life – there is nothing more precious. In the past months, as a series of undercover videos have shed light on Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices, it is even clearer that life is a gift that must be fiercely protected.


Bob Goodlatte: No to a nuclear Iran

I cannot in good conscience support any agreement that does not truly and transparently shut down Iran’s pathway to a bomb. That’s why I cast my vote in the House of Representatives against the Iran deal and a nuclear Iran.


Bob Goodlatte: Time to lift the ban

Forty years ago, President Gerald Ford signed into law a ban on most U.S. oil exports. While many may have forgotten or never even knew it existed, this ban is still in place today, acting as a barrier to expanded American energy trade and production. After four decades, it’s time to repeal this outdated ban.