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Latta Hosts FCC Chairman Pai in Northwest Ohio

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) hosted Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai in Perrysburg, Ohio, at Mercy Health to discuss the intersection of internet connectivity and telehealth services and demo telehealth technologies. “Connected care services increase access to care for people in rural and low-income areas and we know telehealth can lead to better health outcomes an... Read More »

Latta Focuses on State Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse & the Opioid Epidemic

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to further examine the state efforts underway to curb the opioid crisis and to shine a spotlight on the importance of legislation Latta authored, the Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl and Opioids (INFO) Act. The INFO Act was a core part of H.R.6, the SUPPORT Act, that was signed into law in ... Read More »

Latta Votes to Defend & Protect Our Country

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after voting against the House Democrats’ War Powers Concurrent Resolution: “The President’s action to order the strike to kill a known terrorist who was responsible for heinous crimes and the killing of hundreds of American troops was not only justified, but more importantly, it was legal. As Commander in Chief, the President h... Read More »

Latta’s Announces U.S. Military Service Academy Nominations

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) announced his nominations for consideration of acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2024. It is important to note that a nomination does not guarantee acceptance to an Academy. That responsibility rests with the Academies’ admissions offices. “It is an honor and privilege to nominate the following st... Read More »

SIGNED INTO LAW: Latta’s Bipartisan Bill to Combat Robocalls

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Americans will have the security of knowing their incoming calls are legitimate because yesterday, the President signed into law a bipartisan bill, the TRACED Act, to combat the illegal robocalls that are hounding Americans across the country. The TRACED Act is a collaborative legislative package authored by members of the Senate and the House, including Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), Energy and C... Read More »

Latta Applauds Passage of the USMCA, A Landmark Trade Agreement

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Once the USMCA is signed into law, the United States can expect $68 billion in new economic activity. Canada is Ohio’s leading trade partner where 39% of the state’s exports totaled to more than $21 billion in revenue in 2018. “We are final... Read More »

Latta Votes Against Impeachment

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement on the House floor, before House Democrats voted to impeach President Trump, expressing why he does not support the impeachment process: Click here to watch Latta’s remarks. Transcript of remarks as prepared for delivery: “Madam Speaker, this is a sad day for our country – one that our forefathers warned us against. “We have wat... Read More »

House Passes Latta Bill to Improve Internet Access in Rural Communities

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Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bipartisan bill introduced by Energy and Commerce Republican Leader of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), that works to ensure federal resources are appropriately allocated to communities that lack access to the internet. Currently, our broadband maps are outdated and are oftentimes inaccurate, which ca... Read More »

Latta Supports More Cures, Not Fewer

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Click HERE to watch Congressman Latta speak on the House floor in support of the bipartisan Lower Costs, More Cures Act. Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) voted against H.R.3, a partisan bill that would result in fewer cures, would harm innovation, and will never become law. Instead, Congressman Latta voted in support of H.R. 19, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act, a bipartisan plan that would low... Read More »

Latta: Bipartisan Plan Better for People Needing Medicine

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) penned an op-ed in the Lima News shining a spotlight on the Lower Costs, More Cures Act, a bipartisan plan for lowering the costs of prescription medications for people across the country. Bipartisan plan better for people needing medicine By: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) December 11, 2019 As the cost of prescription drugs continues to skyrocket from sea to shining ... Read More »

Latta Votes to Support Our Troops and Their Families

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting to pass this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that would provide resources to continue to rebuild military readiness, increase pay for service members by over 3 percent, and repeal the “Widow’s tax,” which prevents the family of a fallen service member to receive full b... Read More »

Latta Invites Mid-Ohio Energy to Participate in Energy and Commerce Innovation Showcase

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) participated in the “Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase” hosted by House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans to highlight the importance of investing in the development and deployment of breakthrough technologies to reduce emissions, power the economy of tomorrow, and provide greater value to American consumers. With more than 15 companies, educat... Read More »

Latta Statement on November Jobs Report: Unemployment Drops to 50 Year Low

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement on the November jobs report which showed the unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low of 3.5%. In addition, wages grew 3.1% in the last year and 266,000 jobs were added in November. “It has been nearly two years since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by President Trump and because of our pro-growth policies, our e... Read More »

Latta’s Bipartisan Bill to Combat Robocalls PASSES HOUSE

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to combat illegal robocalls hounding Americans across the country. Included in this legislative package is a bill introduced by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), the STOP Robocalls Act, that gives phone companies and the Federal Communications Commission the tools they need to fight back against robocalls. Latta provided the following ... Read More »

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Latta Priorities

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Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee concluded a two-day markup where members voted to pass a number of bipartisan bills working to improve health care access for new and expecting mothers, increase rural broadband capabilities, boost our economy, and more. Congressman Latta released the following statement at the conclusion of today’s markup: “The bipartisan bills the Committee passed work to... Read More »

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