Bob (Bob) W. Goodlatte (R-USH06)
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Capitol: 202.225.5431
FAX: 202.225.9681
District: 540.857.2672
District FAX: 540.857.2675
Room 2309 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4606

Residence: Roanoke, VA
Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Maryellen Flaherty   DOB: 9/22/1952
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on the Judiciary
Co-ChairCongressional Internet Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Civil Justice Caucus
FC MemberHouse Reading Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wireless Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Affordable Medicines Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Tennis Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
FC MemberMitochondrial Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Trade Caucus
FC MemberAppalachian Caucus
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Submarine Caucus
FC MemberProperty Rights Action Caucus (PRAC)
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
FC MemberSuburban Agenda Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican New Media Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC Member10th Amendment Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberVictory in Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberZero Capital Gains Tax Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Amherst / Augusta / Bath / Bedford / Botetourt / Buena Vista City / Harrisonburg City / Highland / Lexington City / Lynchburg City / Page / Roanoke City / Roanoke / Rockbridge / Rockingham / Shenandoah / Staunton City / Warren / Waynesboro City


Bob Goodlatte proudly represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives.

As the Sixth District's representative, Bob has worked diligently to protect the freedoms and civil liberties enshrined in the United States Constitution, including private property and Second Amendment rights. He is also focused on securing our borders through immigration reform, creating a pro-growth, pro-jobs economy, increasing access to health care, simplifying the federal tax code, ensuring veterans receive the care they deserve, and lessening the regulatory burden on the American people. Additionally, one of Bob's top legislative initiatives is his constitutional amendment to require a balanced federal budget so that Congress will be forced to control spending. In the 113th Congress, Bob was elected to serve as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Bob has been an active member of the Judiciary Committee since arriving in Congress, serving in several leadership positions on the Committee, including Chairman of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet in the 112th Congress, and Ranking Member of the Task Force on Judicial Impeachment in the 111th Congress.

Bob also serves as a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee. He sits on the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture as well as the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. During the 108th and 109th Congresses, Bob served as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee.

During his time in Congress, Bob has also made a name for himself as a leader on Internet and high-tech issues. He is Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus and the International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus as well as Chairman of the House Republican Technology Working Group.

Bob grew up working in his father's Friendly's Restaurant and later painted school buses at Blue Bird in Buena Vista. His service to the people of the Sixth District began in 1977 when he became District Director for former Congressman Caldwell Butler. Bob served in this position for two years until 1979, and was responsible for helping folks across the District seeking assistance with or encountering problems from various federal agencies. In 1979, he founded his own private law practice in Roanoke. Later, he was a partner in the law firm of Bird, Kinder and Huffman, working there from 1981 until taking office.

Bob is a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Va., and his undergraduate degree in Government was earned at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He resides in Roanoke with his wife of more than 40 years, Maryellen. They raised two children, Jennifer and Bobby, in the Roanoke community and are proud grandparents.

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