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Latta Votes to Ensure Veterans Receive Recognition and Benefits

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass a number of bills working to ensure our nation’s veterans receive the recognition and benefits they deserve and have earned. Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH05) released the following statement upon the bills’ passage: “Every veteran deserves the recognition and benefits they have earned for their sacrifices to our country. I am proud... Read More »

Latta Honors Our Nation’s Veterans

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BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH05) released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day: “I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all veterans who have served our great country and fought at home and abroad to defend and protect the values, liberties, and freedoms we as Americans hold so dear. Each veteran is a true hero and has made countless sacrifices ... Read More »

Latta: Impeachment Inquiry Resolution Doubles Down on Sham Process

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 660, an impeachment inquiry resolution offered by the House majority. The resolution passed the House despite no Republican voting in favor and receiving bipartisan opposition. “Today’s vote was simply a tool for House Democrats to say they are now running a legitimate impeachment inquiry, even tho... Read More »

One Year Later: SUPPORT Act Providing Tools to Combat Opioid Crisis

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On the one year anniversary of President Trump signing H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Act, into law, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has introduced two new pieces of legislation to address the opioid crisis. Legislation that Latta had previously authored, the Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids (INFO) Act, was included in H.R. 6. The Department of Health and Human Services is currently implemen... Read More »

Latta in the Findlay Courier: Progress Made Against Opioid Crisis, but Work Continues

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) authored a column in today’s Findlay Courier that reflects on the progress made to curb the opioid epidemic in the last year. On October 24, 2018, President Trump signed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Act into law. That legislation was the most comprehensive effort to combat a drug crisis in U.S. history. The article can be seen in the Ecourier edition available here. ... Read More »

Latta Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD). “Elijah Cummings dedicated his life to public service and was a strong advocate for his constituents in Baltimore and the surrounding area. While Elijah was a passionate fighter in Congress, he also was a close friend to many across the political spectrum. He genuinely car... Read More »

Latta: Americans Should Stand Up for Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) applauded the passage of three bipartisan bills in support of the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong by the U.S. House of Representatives today. Included in the bills were provisions that sanction officials responsible for undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms, prohibit the exporting of crowd control items to the Hong Kong Disciplined Services,... Read More »

Latta Statement on D.C. Circuit Court’s Net Neutrality Ruling

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), Republican Leader on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, released the following statement on today’s D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on net neutrality. “The decision by the D.C. Circuit Court to uphold the FCC’s light-touch regulation and transparency rule is undoubtedly the right one. Reversing the Obama-era FCC’s to... Read More »

Latta introduces resolution to uphold America’s energy security

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When Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities were attacked earlier this month, the price of oil worldwide increased, including gas prices in Ohio. To Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), the attack only further illustrated the importance of robust domestic energy for national security, global stability, and consumer protection alike. Today, Latta introduced a resolution encouraging continued technologic... Read More »

Latta: DIY abortion isn’t supporting women’s health

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today introduced the Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms & Babies Act, legislation that addresses many of the concerns surrounding chemical abortion pills. The SAVE Moms & Babies Act would prevent labeling changes for already approved abortion drugs; prevent providers from dispensing these drugs remotely, by mail, or via tele-medicine; and prevent the F... Read More »

The Journal Gazette: An easy call

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In case you missed it, The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne wrote an editorial on the importance of combating illegal robocalls with legislation introduced by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and his Energy and Commerce Committee colleagues. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act passed the House in July by a 429-3 vote. The Journal Gazette: An easy call September 12, 2019 Public Policy Polling captur... Read More »

Latta votes against attempts to dismantle America’s energy independence

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after voting against several bills this week aimed at reducing energy production, including bans on offshore drilling and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). “Thanks to policies passed under Republican leadership last Congress, our economy is booming and America is asserting our dominance in energy product... Read More »

Latta: Rural communities under-served by broadband maps

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, delivered opening remarks at today’s hearing, “Legislating to Connect America: Improving the Nation’s Broadband Maps.” Current broadband maps are inaccurate, showing coverage where it doesn’t exist, and leaving many rural communities in Ohio’s 5th District without th... Read More »

Latta introduces legislation to address increasing maternal mortality rates

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today joined a bipartisan coalition in introducing H.R. 4243, the Rural MOMS Act of 2019, to improve health care access for new and expecting mothers in rural communities nationwide. The issue of “maternity care deserts” is important to Latta, and something he’s questioned health experts on as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. This bipartisan bi... Read More »

Reps. Latta, Loebsack, Long and McEachin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps

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Today, Representatives Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband availability maps. The “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act (HR 4229)’’ will improve the accuracy of FCC broadband data maps by changing the way broadband data is... Read More »

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