How long have you served in Congress? What is your stance on gun control?
Bob Goodlatte answered all those questions and more… but it wasn’t to a bunch of reporters. Instead, it was to a room full of curious students at Faith Christian School on Friday, February 2. He was there to “simply let you ask me questions,” the congressman told the assembly. Bob Goodlatte explained what he does as a Congressman and where he spends most of his time. “I spend a third of my time away from home in Washington D.C.… that’s the hardest part, being away from my family,” Goodlatte said but continued on, saying, “It’s important to have representatives in the nation’s capital that have children and families like I do. We can work towards making this country better for their future.”
After speaking to the student body, Goodlatte was escorted to the school’s library where he proceeded to read “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” to the second graders. “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” is a book about passing a bill, told in a way that children can understand. Aubrey Hertzberg and Coburn Enyart, both second graders, were asked to help the Congressman read the book to the class. After finishing the book, Goodlatte signed and donated it to the school. “I hope you love to read,” Goodlatte told the second graders. Before leaving, Head of School Sam Cox presented Goodlatte with a gift to say “thank you” for coming to the school. This was the first time the Congressman has visited Faith Christian School: “I thought it was about time I did, and I’m very glad I was able to come,” said Goodlatte… and it was clear that the school enjoyed having him too.