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Representative Bob Goodlatte


Representative Bob GoodlatteBob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives.

Chairman Goodlatte has long been a leader in Congress on a number of intellectual property and technology issues. In the 113th Congress, he was elected as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. In addition to serving in this role, he is the co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Internet Caucus and the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus as well as chairman of the House Republican Technology Working Group. In the 112th Congress, he served as chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet. He also serves as vice chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

Chairman Goodlatte is a graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree in government was earned at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Chairman Goodlatte and his wife, Maryellen, reside in Roanoke and have two adult children.

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