Griffith, Hurt, Goodlatte ask FERC for public meetings on pipeline

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Griffith, Hurt, Goodlatte ask FERC for public meetings on pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), and Robert Hurt (VA-05) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that they not only hold one-on-one meetings, but with constituents in Virginia pertaining to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Below is the […]

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USPS Office of the Inspector General begins review of Roanoke Process Center

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Prior to moving mail processing and jobs to Greensboro, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) joined Congressman Robert Hurt (VA-05) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in sending a letter to the Postmaster General outlining their concerns with the decision to close the Roanoke P&DC.  In their letter, the lawmakers […]

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City council candidate Duane Howard reverses position on sanctuary cities

Sunday, April 3, 2016

City council candidate Duane Howard reverses position on sanctuary cities

Duane Howard, one of three independent candidates for Roanoke city council praised Congressman Bob Goolatte’s chastisement of city council’s “yes” answer to a “yes or no” question – “should Roanoke become a “sanctuary city. Transgender, Planned Parenthood questions posed to council candidates Howard said, “I would call upon all the other candidates to seriously rethink […]

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Freeda Cathcart tells Rep. Goodlatte to pass immigration reform

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Freeda Cathcart tells Rep. Goodlatte to pass immigration reform

Democratic candidate for Roanoke city council, Freeda Cathcart, responded to Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s reaction to city council candidate’s answers to Roanoke becoming a “Sanctuary City.” All candidates responded to the “yes or no” answer at Thursday’s forum saying “yes” that they would support Roanoke becoming a “Sanctuary City.” Transgender, Planned Parenthood questions posed to council […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith denounces “sanctuary cities” sheltering illegal immigrants

Monday, July 27, 2015

Rep. Morgan Griffith denounces

In his weekly newsletter Virginia’s 9th congressional district Republican Morgan Griffith said he was heartbroken by the tragic death of 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was murdered earlier this month while on a walk with her father, Jim, in San Francisco.  Accused of committing this crime is Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who had previously […]

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Rep. Goodlatte skewered at Voting Rights Rally – Video

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rep. Goodlatte skewered at Voting Rights Rally - Video

See video at the end of this article “We don’t have voting rights like we use to” is sung. On June 25, 2013, the Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act was declared unconstitutional. It contains the coverage formula that determines which jurisdictions are subjected to preclearance based on […]

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Listen to radio ad asking Rep. Goodlatte to impeach judge for domestic assault

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Radio Ads in Lynchburg & Charlottesville Ask Rep. Bob Goodlatte to take a stand against domestic violence and impeach Alabama judge who was arrested for domestic assault. VIRGINIA —  UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization is sounding the alarm about an Alabama judge who was arrested for assaulting his wife last August but remains […]

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Rep. Goodlatte and Griffith blame “war on coal” for Norfolk Southern jobs relocation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) issued the following statement today reacting to the news that Norfolk Southern Corp. will be closing its office building in Roanoke, impacting the jobs of all 500 employees working there: “Norfolk Southern came to our region more than 130 years ago with the primary purpose of moving […]

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Businesses urge Goodlatte to stop stalling on Marketplace Fairness

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Businesses urge Goodlatte to stop stalling on Marketplace Fairness

In advance of tomorrow’s hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on the issue of marketplace fairness, a new letter signed by over 1,000 small business owners has been sent to Chairman Goodlatte today urging him to finally address this long overdue issue this year.   See the link to the release and view a copy of […]

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte says U.S. Senate’s version of Marketplace Fairness Act a no go

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Rep. Bob Goodlatte says U.S. Senate's version of Marketplace Fairness Act a no go

The “Marketplace Fairness Act” is the term used for mandating sales tax for online purchases to more fairly compete with brick and mortar businesses. On Wednesday in response to a request for an update Virginia’s 6th district Congressman Bob Goodlatte said in an email via Beth Breeding his Communications Director: Chairman Goodlatte: “In September, the House […]

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte statement on vote against raising debt ceiling & opening government

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Congressman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement regarding tonight’s vote in the House of Representatives: “The Senate’s plan raises the debt limit and merely delays discussion on debt and spending for a short time and does little to address the fundamental fiscal challenges facing our nation.  The fact of the matter is that unrestrained government […]

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Congress needs to act on the Marketplace Fairness Act say local officials and businesses

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Congress needs to act on the Marketplace Fairness Act say local officials and businesses

Taxing online sales according to each states sales tax rate is not that complicated with today’s technology explained Joyce Waugh, President of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. The tension between the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives is the culprit holding up House passage. “There is a lot of pushback from online retailers too,” […]

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