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Latta Leads SELF DRIVE Act in House of Representatives

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, reintroduced the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution (SELF DRIVE) Act. This bill creates a much-needed federal framework to help the deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the United States. “Self-driving cars have the potential to red...

VIDEO: Latta Honors America’s Fallen Heroes

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) honors our American fallen heroes through a video message ahead of Memorial Day Weekend: Click here to watch Congressman Latta’s remarks. A transcript of Congressman Latta’s remarks is below: “May 31st is the day that we all recognize Memorial Day in this country, and it is a day that we should really reflect on. It is a day when you think about all who gave their liv...

Latta Calls on USPS to Permanently Return Mail Processing Activities to Toledo

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) penned a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy requesting to permanently transfer the mail processing activities for Northwest Ohio’s mail from the Michigan Metroplex back to the Toledo Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The local postal carriers and the people who work to deliver th...

Latta Recognized for Conservative Record in 2020

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The American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation recognized Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) as a top conservative leader in Ohio in 2020 with the Award for Conservative Achievement. According to the ACU, scores are based on a combination of requirements, including voting in favor of conservative legislation and introducing legislation that follows the ACU’s conservative agenda. “Northwest and West C...

Latta Named “Taxpayer Super Hero” Second Consecutive Year for Efforts to Cut Government Spending

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) was named a “Taxpayer Super Hero” by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) for his votes to cut wasteful government spending in 2020. Latta scored 100% on their scorecard for the second consecutive year. “I’ve never been afraid to stand up against reckless spending that ultimately punishes American families and job creators with higher taxes and in...

Latta Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) announced Karley Stant, a student at Miller City-New Cleveland High School, as the winner of Ohio’s Fifth District 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Latta also announced that pieces by Aly Michel of Miller City-New Cleveland High School, Brooke Foster of St. Ursula Academy, and Maira Hafeez of Notre Dame Academy were Honorable Mentions. Neon Lights, by Karley...

Latta: Facebook Makes Decisions Behind Closed Doors

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after Facebook’s Oversight Board announced President Trump’s account ban will continue until a further decision is made: “Today’s decision highlights how Facebook makes decisions: through a private court, behind closed doors. The consequences for free speech and public discourse deserve more than a vague decision made by secret, Facebo...

Latta & McNerney Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance & Strengthen Grid Security

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Congressmen Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA9) recently introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation to improve our nation’s grid security and resiliency. The Cyber Sense Act and the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act will both work to bolster the United States’ electric infrastructure by encouraging coordination between the Department of Energy (DOE) and ...

Latta’s Response to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement in response to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress this evening: “As we take a moment to reflect on the past 100 days, it is abundantly clear President Biden and Vice President Harris’ calls for bipartisan collaboration to tackle our greatest challenges were only talking points. President Biden’s speech tonight even touched on ...

Center for Effective Lawmaking Gives Latta High Marks on Effectiveness in 116th Congress

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The Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) ranked Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) among the most effective U.S. Representatives in comparison to his Congressional colleagues. According to CEL methodology, the scores are based on a combination of requirements involving bills sponsored by members, how far those bills move through the lawmaking process, and how substantial the policies are when introduce...

Latta, Hyde-Smith Lead Bicameral Letter Urging FDA to Protect Women and Babies from the Consequences of Chemical Abortions

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), with 114 colleagues from the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, today sent the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a letter recommending against further weakening of the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for mifepristone, a chemical abortion drug. The signed bicameral letter can be found here...

Latta Introduces Legislation to Define Navigable Waters

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced the Withstanding Attempts to Encroach on our Resources (WATER) Act. The legislation would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and define the term Waters of the United States (WOTUS). “In 2015, the Obama Administration’s Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency revised regulations defining the scope of waters protected and regu...

House Passes Latta Bill to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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Last night, the Debarment Enforcement of Bad Actor Registrants (DEBAR) Act, legislation authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), overwhelmingly passed the United States House of Representatives with a vote of 411-5. Congressman Latta addressed the House in support of the DEBAR Act. “The opioid epidemic continues to drastically impact millions of Americans every year,” said Latta. “We must ensure...

Latta Signs Discharge Petition to Force House Vote on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) signed onto a discharge petition that would force a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H.R. 619, if it reaches the required 218 signatures. House Republicans have attempted to bring the legislation to the House floor for a vote over seventy-five times, but the bill has been blocked by Democratic leadership each time. In both the previous ...

Latta Leads Bipartisan Letter to Help Improve Outcomes for Americans Struggling with Addiction

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) led a bipartisan group of Representatives to send the National Institute on Drug Abuse a letter concerning the rise of methamphetamine-related use and overdose deaths during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The letter was signed by Representatives Latta, Peter Welch (D-VT), David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV1), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH16), Tim Ryan (D-OH13), and Davi...

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