Virgil Goode on Ethics

Last Updated : Aug 10, 2012

Constitution Party Platform

Voting Record

Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007

In July of 2007, the House voted to pass the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 by a 411-8 margin. The legislation enacted ethics rules for Congress and lobbying. Virgil Goode voted in favor of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.

Virgil Goode voted in favor of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.

Rules Change on Earmarks

This resolution made a rules change that require all reported bills and conference reports considered in the House to include a list of earmarks and the name of the representative requesting each earmark. This applied not only to appropriations bills but also authorization and tax legislation. It passed by a margin of 245-171, but was not brought up for a vote in the Senate. Virgil Goode voted in favor of the resolution.

Virgil Goode voted in favor of the resolution.

Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act

This is a series of ethics reforms put forth by the Republicans in response to the newly elected Democratic majority. It was never brought up for a vote in the Senate. Virgil Goode voted in favor of the Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act.

Virgil Goode voted in favor of the Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act.

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002

In 2002 Congress passed the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 which is better known by the names of its main sponsors John McCain and Russ Feingold. The legislation made changes to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to limit the use of "soft money." It passed the House 240-189 in February of 2002. Virgil Goode voted against the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold).

Virgil Goode voted against the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold).

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 3738; Earmark Reform Act 2007 - Cosponsor

To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to set a cap on allocated funds for earmarks.

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