Bob Goodlatte on Deficits and Debt

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Voting Record

Braun Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Braun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending for the Congressional Research Service by $878,000 in the Legislative Branch appropriations bill. The amendment passed 214-189. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Gosar Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Gosar of Arizona. The measure would have cut spending for the Botanic Garden by $1.2 million in the Legislative Branch approprations bill. The amendment passed 213-193. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Polis Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Polis of Colorado. The measure would have made an across-the-board reduction of 2 percent in the DHS approps bill's discretionary spending, with some exceptions.The amendment failed 99-316. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Broun Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Broun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending for all of the administrative expense accounts in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill by 3 percent, with some exceptions.The amendment failed 140-273. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Flake Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Flake of Arizona. The measure would have made an across-the-board reduction of 0.27 percent in the E&W approps bill's discretionary spending. The amendment failed 144-274. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Mulvaney Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Mulvaney of South Carolina. The measure would have cut spending in the E&W approps bill by 24 percent, with some exceptions.The amendment failed 125-293. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Blackburn Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Blackburn of Tennessee. The measure would have made an across-the-board cut of 1 percent in the E&W approps bill's discretionary spending. The amendment failed 157-261. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Chabot Amendment to Cut Spending

In June of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Chabot of Ohio. The measure would have eliminated all funding in the E&W approps bill for the Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Denali Commission, Northern Border Regional Commission and Southeast Crescent Regional Commission. The amendment failed 141-276. Bob Goodlatte voted against the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted against the spending cut.

Burgess Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Burgess of Texas. The measure would have cut spending for defense nuclear nonproliferation activities by $100 million in the E&W approps bill. The amendment failed 168-249. Bob Goodlatte voted against the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted against the spending cut.

McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman McClintock of California. The measure would have eliminated all funding in the E&W approps bill for fossil fuel programs. The amendment failed 138-249. Bob Goodlatte voted against the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted against the spending cut.

McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman McClintock of California. The measure would have cut spending for nuclear energy activities by $514 million in the E&W approps bill. The amendment failed 106-281. Bob Goodlatte voted against the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted against the spending cut.

McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman McClintock of California. The measure would have eliminated all funding provided in the E&W approps bill for renewable energy programs. The amendment failed 113-275. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Chaffetz Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Chaffetz of Utah. The measure would have cut spending for energy efficiency and renewable energy activities by $74 million in the Energy & Water (E&W) appropriations bill. The amendment failed 140-245. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Broun Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Broun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending in the CJS approps bill by 12.2 percent. The amendment failed 105-307. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Blackburn Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Blackburn of Tennessee. The measure would have cut spending in the CJS approps bill by 1 percent. The amendment failed 160-251. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Scott Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Scott of Georgia. The measure would have eliminated all funding provided in the CJS approps bill for the Legal Services Corporation. The amendment failed 122-289. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Westmoreland Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Westmoreland of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending for the Legal Services Corporation by $128 million in the CJS approps bill.The amendment failed 165-246. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Flake Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Flake of Arizona. The measure would have cut spending for the National Science Foundation by $1.2 billion in the CJS approps bill. The amendment failed 121-291. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Broun Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Broun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending for expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations by $15 million. The amendment failed 168-239. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Harris Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Harris of Maryland. The measure would have cut spending for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by $542,000. The amendment passed 219-189. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Quayle Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Quayle of Arizona. The measure would have cut spending for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by $21 million. The amendment failed 147-259. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Pompeo Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Pompeo of Kansas. The measure would have cut spending for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) by $219.5 million. The amendment failed 129-279. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Scalise Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Scalise of Louisiana. The measure would have cut spending for the Economic Development Administration by $7.5 million and reduce funding for the Commerce Department by $10.7 million in the CJS appropriations bill. The amendment failed 174-233. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

McClintock Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman McClintock of California. The measure would have cut spending for the International Trade Administration by $277.8 million in the CJS approps bill.The amendment failed, 121-287. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Broun Amendment to Cut Spending

In May of 2012, the House voted on an amendment put forth by Congressman Broun of Georgia. The measure would have cut spending in the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) appropriations bill by about 3 percent.The amendment failed, 137-270. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the spending cut.

Balanced Budget Amendment

In November of 2011, the House voted on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. This particular amendment would have required a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber for the congress to spend more than it took in and to increase the public debt limit. It also authorized waivers when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict. The measure did not achieve the 3/5 needed to pass in a 261-165 vote. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the balanced budget amendment.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the balanced budget amendment.

Budget Control Act of 2011

In August of 2011, the House voted on the Budget Control Act of 2011. The legislation raised the debt ceiling in increments and created a committee to find cuts in the budget or other methods to lower the deficit. The measure passed 269-161. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011

In July of 2011, the House voted on legislation to cut spending on discretionary and other items, cap the amount the federal government can spend as a function of GDP, and require a balanced budget. The legisaltion also provided for an increase in the debt limit. The measure passed the House in a 234-190 vote. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the cut, cap, and balance plan.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the cut, cap, and balance plan.

Increasing the statutory debt limit

In May of 2011, the House voted on an increase in the statutory debt limit from $14.294 trillion to $16.7 trillion. The increase failed to pass by a vote of 97-318. It was never voted on in the Senate. Bob Goodlatte voted against the debt ceiling increase.

Bob Goodlatte voted against the debt ceiling increase.

Return to 2008 Spending Levels

In January of 2011, the House voted on a bill to reduce spending on non-security items to fiscal year 2008 levels. The measure passed 254-165. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of reducing spending to 2008 levels.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of reducing spending to 2008 levels.

Debt Ceiling Increase to $14.294 Trillion

In February of 2010, the House voted to pass legislation that dealt with PAYGO rules and increased the debt ceiling to $14.294 trillion. The vote passed 233-187. Bob Goodlatte voted against the debt increase.

Bob Goodlatte voted against the debt increase.

Increasing the Debt Ceiling to $12.394 trillion

In December of 2009, the House voted to increase the debt ceiling to $12.394 trillion. The measure passed 218-214. Bob Goodlatte voted against increasing the debt limit.

Bob Goodlatte voted against increasing the debt limit.

Stimulus - Debt Ceiling Increase to $12.104 trillion

In January of 2009, the House voted to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - otherwise known as the stimulus. The act passed 244-188 and contained language to increase the debt ceiling to $12.104 trillion. Bob Goodlatte voted against passing the legislation that contained a debt ceiling increase.

Bob Goodlatte voted against passing the legislation that contained a debt ceiling increase.

TARP - Debt Ceiling Increase to $11.315 trillion

In October of 2008, the House voted to pass the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act - TARP. Within the act, the debt limit was increased to $11.315 trillion. The legislation passed the House 263-171. Bob Goodlatte voted against increasing the debt limit to $11.315 trillion.

Bob Goodlatte voted against increasing the debt limit to $11.315 trillion.

Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 - Debt Ceiling Increase to $10.615 trillion

In August of 2007, the House passed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Included in that legislation was an increase to the debt ceiling to $10.615 trillion. The legislation passed the House 241-172. Bob Goodlatte voted against the legislation to increase the debt ceiling.

Bob Goodlatte voted against the legislation to increase the debt ceiling.

Congressional Budget - Raising the Debt Ceiling to $9.815 trillion

In May of 2007, the House voted to pass the budget for that year. Within the budget was a measure that increased the debt ceiling to $9.815 trillion. The budget passed 214-209. Bob Goodlatte voted against the budget which contained a debt ceiling increase to $9.815 trillion.

Bob Goodlatte voted against the budget which contained a debt ceiling increase to $9.815 trillion.

Budget - Debt Ceiling Increase to $8.965 trillion

In April of 2005, the House passed H Con Res 95 which was the budget. Within that legislation was language to increase the debt ceiling to $8.965 trillion. The legislation passed 214-211. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of legislation that increased the debt ceiling to $8.965 trillion.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of legislation that increased the debt ceiling to $8.965 trillion.

Debt Ceiling Increase to $8.184 trillion

In November of 2004, the House passed legislation to increase the debt ceiling to $8.184 trillion. The legislation passed 208-204. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of increasing the debt ceiling to $8.184 trillion.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of increasing the debt ceiling to $8.184 trillion.

Debt Ceiling Increase to $7.384 trillion

In April of 2003, the House passed a budget that contained an increase in the debt ceiling to $7.384 trillion. This measure passed the House 216-211. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the budget which included the debt ceiling increase.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the budget which included the debt ceiling increase.

Debt Ceiling Increase to $6.4 trillion

In June of 2002, the House voted to pass legislation to enact an increase to the debt ceiling to $6.4 trillion. The measure passed 215-214. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the debt ceiling increase to $6.4 trillion.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of the debt ceiling increase to $6.4 trillion.

Balanced Budget Act - Debt Ceiling Increase to $5.95 trillion

In June of 1997, the House passed the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. This legislation included an increase in the debt ceiling to $5.95 trillion and a line item veto for the President which was later ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The measure initially passed the House in roll call 241, and it's final passage was in roll call 345 346-85. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of this legislation, which included an increase in the debt ceiling to $5.95 trillion.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of this legislation, which included an increase in the debt ceiling to $5.95 trillion.

Debt Limit Extension

On March 28, 1996 the House voted on legislation to permanently increase the debt limit to $5,500,000,000,000. The measure passed 328-91. Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of increasing the debt limit.

Bob Goodlatte voted in favor of increasing the debt limit.

Debt Ceiling Increase to $4.37 trillion

On April 1, 1993 the House voted in favor of increasing the debt ceiling to $4.37 trillion 237-177. The legislation was not voted on in the Senate, but passed through unanimously. Bob Goodlatte voted against increasing the debt ceiling to $4.37 trillion.

Bob Goodlatte voted against increasing the debt ceiling to $4.37 trillion.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H J Res 1; Constitutional Amendment - Balanced Budget - Prime Sponsor

Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber to increase the public debt limit. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each chamber by roll call vote. Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.

Session-108; Bill Number-H J Res 22; Constitutional Amendment - Balanced Budget - Cosponsor

Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each House, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each House to increase the public debt limit. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each House by roll call vote. Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.

Session-112; Bill Number-H J Res 1; Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States - Prime Sponsor

Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless Congress, by a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Limits total outlays for any fiscal year to one-fifth of the U.S. economic output, unless two-thirds of each House of Congress provides for a specific increase above this amount. Requires a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber to increase the public debt limit. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by three-fifths of each chamber by rollcall vote. Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.

Session-112; Bill Number-H J Res 2; Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States - Prime Sponsor

Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Requires a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber to increase the public debt limit. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each chamber by rollcall vote. Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.

Session-111; Bill Number-H J Res 1; Constitutional Amendment - Balanced Budget - Prime Sponsor

Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless Congress, by a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Requires a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber to increase the public debt limit. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each chamber by rollcall vote. Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 4262; CAP the DEBT Act - Cosponsor

Control America's Purse-strings to Deliver a Better Tomorrow Act or the CAP the DEBT Act - Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to make it out of order in the House of Representatives and in the Senate to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report increasing the statutory limit on the public debt if there is any other matter in such measure. Requires a two-thirds recorded vote of Members in the House and a roll call vote of at least two-thirds of the Members of the Senate before legislation increasing the statutory limit on the public debt may be considered as passed or agreed to in either chamber. Permits a successful appeal from the ruling of the Chair in the Senate on such prohibition, but only by an affirmative roll call vote of two-thirds of its Members. Repeals Rule XXVIII (Statutory Limit on Public Debt) of the Rules of the House, and known as the "Gephardt Rule," providing for mandatory adjustment of the statutory limit on the public debt to conform to a budget resolution.

Session-111; Bill Number-H Res 949; Statutory Limit on Public Debt - Cosponsor

Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a two-thirds vote on a stand-alone bill to increase the statutory limit on the public debt.

Session-111; Bill Number-H J Res 79; Constitutional Amendment - Balanced Budget - Cosponsor

Prohibits annual federal outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding one-fifth of economic output of the United States of America, unless two-thirds of each chamber provides for a specific increase of outlays above this amount. Authorizes waiver of this article when a declaration of war is in effect.

Session-110; Bill Number-H J Res 1; Constitutional Amendment - Balanced Budget - Prime Sponsor

Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Session-112; Bill Number-H R 2560; Cut, Cap, and Balance - Cosponsor

The Cut, Cap, and Balance plan was a Republican led proposal to reign in the federal debt through a series of measures meant to cut the size of the federal government, cap its spending at 17% of GDP, and pass a balanced budget amendment.

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