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Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Latta’s ROUTERS Act

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta’s (R-OH5) legislation, the Removing Our Unsecure Technologies to Ensure Reliability and Security (ROUTERS) Act, was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee through a bipartisan vote of 43-0. “As we continue to see threats arise from foreign adversaries, like Communist China, ensuring the security of our nation’s communications infrastructure is important,” ...

Latta: New EPA Tailpipe Emission Standards Rule is a De Facto Ban on Gas-Powered Cars

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new tailpipe emissions standards rule to force an electric vehicle transition: “Make no mistake: this rule from the EPA today is a de facto ban on gas-powered cars. Unnecessary and strict tailpipe emission standards have one goal, and that goal is to take away Americans’ choice...

ICYMI: Latta's Op-Ed in The Plain Dealer Highlighting TikTok's Choice

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) penned an op-ed in The Plain Dealer on legislation he is co-leading, the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, to protect Americans from foreign adversaries, including Communist China. Read an excerpt below or click here to read the piece in its entirety. TikTok’s choice - sever ties with China or shut down in the U....

The Plain Dealer: TikTok's choice - sever ties with China or shut down in the US: Bob Latta

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EXCERPT: Communist China-linked TikTok has demonstrated how much power it wields to influence its users. Recently, TikTok prohibited access to its app for American users until they entered their ZIP code and called their members of Congress to stop what they are falsely claiming is a “ban” on TikTok. Thousands of calls flooded congressional offices – including mine in Washington, D.C. The calls in...

PASSED BY THE HOUSE: Latta’s Bipartisan Bill to Protect Americans from Communist China-linked TikTok

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) cosponsored – the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act – to protect Americans from the Chinese Communist Party. The bill does not ban TikTok, rather it protects U.S. national security by providing Communist China-controlled ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, the abil...

Latta’s ROUTERS Act Approved by Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta’s (R-OH5) legislation, the Removing Our Unsecure Technologies to Ensure Reliability and Security (ROUTERS) Act, was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee. As Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Latta also helped advance three other bills to counter threats posed by the Chinese Communist Par...

Rob Duncan, Director of Lorain County Community Development, to Join Latta at the State of the Union Address

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This evening, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) will be joined by Rob Duncan, the Director of Lorain County Community Development, for the President’s State of the Union Address. “I’m pleased to announce that Rob Duncan, Director of Lorain County Community Development, will be my guest at this year’s State of the Union Address in our nation’s capital,” Latta said. “Rob has long served the people of No...

Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Latta’s Bipartisan Bill to Protect Americans from Communist China-linked TikTok

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Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) is co-leading with 17 other members, including Reps. Dunn (R-FL2), Castor (D-FL14), and Cammack (R-FL3) of the Energy and Commerce Committee called the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act. The vote was 50-0. Latta’s bill prevents app store ava...

Latta Responds to President Biden's State of the Union Address

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address: “President Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union address to Congress this evening, and I was disheartened the President didn’t take the opportunity tonight to deliver a speech that sought to unify the country. Instead, we heard divisive rhetoric and deflection...

Latta, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Legislation to Protect Americans From Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications, Including TikTok

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Ranking Member Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, in introducing the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act. The bill prevents app store availability or web hosting services in t...

Latta and Matsui Urge Biden Administration to Evaluate All Options for Private-Sector Access in Lower 3GHZ Band Study

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Today, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chair Bob Latta (R-OH) and Ranking Member Doris Matsui (D-CA), sent a letter to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson and Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer John Sherman, requesting the agencies outline their process for the studies of the ...

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...

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