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  • House Budget Brings Balance
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, Tax Reform

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement on passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of H. Con. Res. 71, the House’s budget resolution: “The House budget resolution offers a serious approach to bring balance back to the federal budget. It embodies the bold, common sense policies that we need to reduce the deficit and build a better America. The federal government must recognize what families in Virginia already know – spending your way out of debt does not work. By ... Read more

  • Getting the Budget Back in Balance
    Posted in Columns on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    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 send a balanced budget constitutional amendment to the states for ratification. The amendment had passed the House by the required two-thirds majority and the Senate vote was the last legislative hurdle before ratification by the states. In 1995, the gross federal debt stood at $4.9 trillion; today, it stands at nearly $20 trillion. If Congress had listened to the American people an... Read more

  • Goodlatte Examines Need for Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today delivered the following remarks during a full committee hearing on "The Need for the Balanced Budget Amendment." Chairman Goodlatte: 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 send a balanced budget constitutional amendment to the states for ratification. The amendment had passed the House by the required two-thirds majority and the Senate vote was the last legis... Read more

  • Goodlatte Comments on White House Budget Blueprint
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) made the following statement on the release today of President Trump’s budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18): “President Trump ran on a platform of stronger national defense, reprioritizing domestic spending, and strengthening our nation’s borders. That is exactly what his budget blueprint released today does – he told America what he would do, and now he is following through on his promises. While I am still reviewing President Trump’s proposal and its i... Read more

  • Judiciary Committee Agenda Promotes a More Competitive and Free America
    Posted in Columns on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, Immigration, Constitutional Rights & Personal Freedoms, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Earlier this year, I was honored to begin my third term as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. The Judiciary Committee is one of the most active in Congress and plays a particularly critical role in advancing pro-growth policies and protecting the individual liberties of hardworking Americans. Under my leadership in the 115th Congress, the Committee will continue to advance an agenda focused on making America more competitive and free. When the American economy is thriving, there are more... Read more

  • Goodlatte Introduces Balanced Budget Amendments
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    On the first day of the 115th Congress, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two balanced budget constitutional amendments in the U.S. House of Representatives. Goodlatte has introduced balanced budget amendments every Congress since the 110th Congress. H.J. Res. 1 is a four-part balanced budget amendment. It contains a requirement for a balanced annual federal budget, places a spending cap on annual federal spending, imposes a three-fifths sup... Read more

  • Growing an Economy that Works
    Posted in Columns on August 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility, Energy, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Pencils, notebooks, backpacks, calculators – all of the essentials for heading back to school. You probably wouldn’t send your child to the first day of school without going over the check list and making sure they had everything they needed for a successful year. Likewise, when they finish school and head out on their own, you’ll want to be certain that they have the benefit of a strong economy. Whether it’s working, starting a business, or raising a family, I want my granddaughter to live in a... Read more

  • Goodlatte to Budget Committee: The American People Deserve Responsible Governing
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Earlier today, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) testified before the House Committee on the Budget at a hearing on budget reform proposals regarding the need for a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Congressman Goodlatte is the sponsor of two versions of the balanced budget amendment, H.J. Res. 1 and H.J. Res. 2. Watch the video and read the text of his testimony below: Click here to watch Congressman Goodlatte’s testimony. House Committee on the Budget Members Day Hea... Read more