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  • Agriculture

    American agriculture is a dynamic part of our national economy and a significant part of our local communities. Agriculture impacts the life of every American, and it is important to ensure that this industry can continue to meet the needs of our na...

  • Constitutional Rights & Personal Freedoms

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” - Declaration of Independence, 1776 T...

  • Education

    One of the most important gifts we can give to our children and grandchildren is a quality education. Education is the key that unlocks the door to opportunity and is critical in preparing the next generation for an increasingly competitive global e...

  • Energy

    I remain committed to finding solutions to lessen our reliance on foreign energy, and allow us to become energy independent. America’s prosperity is at stake. A comprehensive energy policy which encourages exploration, innovation, and conservation i...

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    Thomas Jefferson once wrote: "To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.” With the national debt exceedin...

  • Health Care

    Rather than dictating medical decisions from Washington, we should be concentrating our efforts on making premiums more affordable for all Americans and giving them the freedom to choose the plan that best fits their needs. The recently-enacted heal...

  • House Judiciary Committee Issues

    In January 2013, Bob began his service as the 52nd Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Judiciary Committee’s jurisdiction is broad and it is one of the most active committees in Congress. This Committe...

  • Immigration

    We are a nation of immigrants and our immigration system has contributed to the greatness of the United States. However, we can all agree that our nation’s immigration system is broken. The way for Congress to remedy this problem is to methodically ...

  • National Security

    Daniel Webster once said, “God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.” These words appropriately describe our brave men and women in uniform who have put their lives on the line for our nation. They ser...

  • Second Amendment

    While we work to develop this section, please click here to visit the House Judiciary Committee's website to learn more Congressman Goodlatte's work to protect the Second Amendment.

  • Tax Reform

    It is clear that our current tax code is in dire need of a massive overhaul. Congress needs to pass tax reform that is simple, lowers tax rates for all Americans, and prevents evasion and unfair manipulation. We can amend our tax code so that it res...

  • Veterans' Issues

    We, as Americans, must remember those who have sacrificed in honor of our American principles. These are the veterans of our wars, past, present and future -- they are the ones who have stood guard over the principles that have created this great na...