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Latta Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) announced his office is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, grades 9-12, who live or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District. The Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic...

Latta Votes to Reverse Biden’s LNG Export Ban

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after voting in favor of HR. 7176, the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act, which would immediately reverse President Biden’s de facto ban on American liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports: “America must continue to lead in energy production and exportation to secure ener...

Latta Statement on Cathy McMorris Rodgers Retirement Announcement

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement following Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ announcement to retire at the conclusion of the 118th Congress: “For two decades, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers has honorably served the people of Eastern Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives. A trailblazer in her own right, Chair Rodgers ser...

Latta Presses Biden Admin to Reverse Decision on Banning LNG Exports

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This week, as a member of the Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) participated in a hearing to examine the Biden administration’s U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export ban and how it threatens America’s energy and economic security. Latta also joined more than 150 House Republicans in sending a letter to President Biden demanding he end the de facto ban...

Latta Scores Perfect Voting Attendance Record in 2023

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement after being named by Roll Call as one of only 18 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted on all 719 roll call votes in 2023: “One of the essential duties of my job is showing up, voting, and representing my constituents in Washington, D.C.. I’m proud to be named as one of only 18 members of the U.S. House of Repre...

Latta: Biden Admin’s Decision to Ban LNG Exports Hurts Economy, Empowers Foreign Adversaries

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s decision to halt all liquified natural gas (LNG) exports: “The Biden administration’s move to halt natural gas exports is a direct hit to the United States’ economy and energy security. Since Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States increased LNG exports to provide ally na...

Latta Joins Bicameral Call for Biden Admin to Withdraw Electric Vehicle Mandate

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This week, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI5), and 117 other colleagues in a bicameral letter to U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator Sophie Shulman calling for the withdrawal of the Biden Administration’s proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for ...

Latta joins Ohioans for National March for Life

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined thousands of pro-life supporters at the 2024 March for Life held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. Latta also co-hosted a pro-life reception for Ohioans with members of the Ohio Congressional delegation. “At a time when family values are marginalized and the sanctity of life is disregarded by some, it’s tremendous to see thousands of Ohioans and ...

BG Independent: Southern border must be prioritized

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As the Representative for Ohio’s Fifth District in Congress, I have visited and inspected our nation’s southern border four times. I take these opportunities because I believe the federal government has a duty and responsibility to protect and secure our nation’s borders. That is why I traveled to the small southern border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, this month. What I witnessed and heard from Bord...

Latta Announces U.S. Military Service Academy Nominations

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) announced his nominations from Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District for consideration for acceptance into the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military, and Naval Academies in the Class of 2028. “One of the greatest honors I have as the Representative for Ohio’s Fifth District in Congress is nominating students for consideration to our prestigious U.S. ...

RECAP: Latta Joins Speaker Johnson at Southern Border to Seek Solutions, Speak with Border Patrol

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This week, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA4) and more than 60 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives in a visit to Eagle Pass, Texas, located at the southern border. Members spoke with Border Patrol agents and discussed possible solutions to stem the humanitarian and national security crisis at the southern border. Click here to view and download pi...

Latta Slams Biden Administration’s Lack of Leadership to Secure the Southern Border

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement after Customs and Border Protection reported a record number of migrant encounters in a single day along the United States’ southern border: “Day by day, the crisis at the southern border continues to spiral out of control. The fact is, President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have allowed chaos to ...

TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK: Latta’s Nuclear Fuel Security Act

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes his legislation – the Nuclear Fuel Security Act – to bolster U.S. domestic nuclear energy: “Strengthening our national security is essential and multifaceted. On one hand, we have a duty to support our men and women in th...

Latta Responds to Stellantis Announcement Resulting in Layoffs

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement in response to news that Stellantis, a major automaker, plans for layoffs in Toledo, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan, as they announce shift cuts in order to manage sales of vehicles it produces to comply with California emissions regulations: “When the government imposes its will on free markets, economies falter and fail, leaving hardwor...

Latta, Lieu, and Kamlager-Dove Introduce Tyler’s Law

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This week, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH05), Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA36), and Congresswoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA37) introduced Tyler’s Law, bipartisan legislation aimed at preventing fentanyl overdoses in the United States. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to complete a study on how frequently hospitals test for fentanyl in patients experi...

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