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FEMA Grants Ohio’s Major Disaster Declaration Request

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined bipartisan members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation to send a letter to the President supporting Governor Mike DeWine’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Ohio. On March 31, 2020, the President granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Ohio triggering the release of Federal funds to help communities recover fr... Read More »

Legislation to Provide American Families, Workers, & Small Businesses Needed Relief Passes House

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement on the House passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: “The American people desperately need relief. The coronavirus pandemic has taken lives, burdened our country’s health care system, and is impacting our economy. Just before the pandemic hit, there were a million more job openings than America... Read More »

Latta Joins Ohio Delegation Members In Urging Trump Admin. to Prioritize Developing Treatments to Curb COVID-19 Death Rate As Well As US-Based Manufacturers Producing Critical Therapies

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Following Congress’ passage of a bipartisan funding package to support COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts across the country, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) led 11 of their Ohio delegation colleagues, including Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), in urging the Trump administration to ensure that this funding be made immediately available for the research, development ... Read More »

Latta & Former FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Host Teleconference Discussion with Local Health Commissioners & Hospitals

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BOWLING GREEN, OH – Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) invited former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, to join him in hosting a teleconference discussion with Fifth Congressional District county health commissioners and hospital CEOs and presidents. “Everyone has an important role to play in helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus,” said Latta. “Our hosp... Read More »

Latta Provides Update on Office Procedures

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement: “It is extremely important to remain calm and to engage in good personal hygiene practices in order to do what you can to avoid spreading or contracting illness. Washing your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds and staying home when you are sick are simple things we all can do to help keep ourselves and those around us healthy. “... Read More »

Latta Supports Effort to Combat Coronavirus

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after voting in support of funding to respond to the coronavirus: “Ensuring the American people are safe is the most important job of government. I am relieved House Democrats agreed to put politics aside in order to join House Republicans in providing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administrat... Read More »

Latta Introduces Legislation Reducing Barriers to Non-Opioid Pain Management Alternatives

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This month, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced H.R. 5833, legislation working to increase accessibility to non-opioid treatment for those suffering from chronic pain. People who are suffering from chronic pain often turn to opioids to alleviate their discomfort, which in some cases, has led to a rise of misuse and abuse. Opioid alternatives, including certain medical devices and procedures, ... Read More »

Latta Emphasizes Need for Transparency Online

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced a House Resolution highlighting the importance of ensuring the public is able to look up who is behind domain name ownership online. The collection of registered domain names, referred to as the WHOIS database, has been publicly available since before the creation of the commercial Internet but has been recently restricted due the European Union’s G... Read More »

Latta: Autonomous Vehicles Will Revolutionize Our Nation’s Highways

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During an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce hearing today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) focused on the future of autonomous vehicles. To watch Latta’s opening remarks, click here. Latta highlighted how self-driving technology can prevent accidents and loss of life on American roadways. He also discussed legislation he authored last Congress, the SELF DRIVE Act,... Read More »

Latta, Chabot Introduce the FIGHT Fentanyl Act

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Steve Chabot (R-OH1) introduced legislation to provide the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the ability to criminalize the manufacturing, distribution or possession of fentanyl-like drugs. Specifically, H.R. 5771, the Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act, will permanently list all fentanyl analog drugs ... Read More »

Latta Supports Effort to Preserve the Great Lakes

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 4031, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2019: “The Great Lakes are the crown jewel of our region. They are the largest freshwater system in the world and protecting Lake Erie and the other lakes has always been a focus of mine in Congress. Communities in Northwest Ohio rely on the Grea... Read More »

Paul Kalmbach, Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. President, to Join Latta at State of the Union Address

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This evening, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) will be joined by Paul Kalmbach, the President of Kalmbach Feeds, Inc., for the President’s State of the Union Address. Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District is home to more than 60,000 manufacturing jobs. Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. and its family of companies employ over 600 team members serving customers in the eastern two-thirds of the country, including Nort... Read More »

Latta Statement on the State of the Union Address

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement after the State of the Union Address from President Donald Trump: “Tonight’s State of the Union address reminded us why the United States of America is the greatest country in the world to live, work, and raise a family. When we work together to put America’s hardworking taxpayers first, our communities benefit. “More Americans have jo... Read More »

Latta: Closing the digital divide is critical for the vitality of rural America

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), the Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, penned an op-ed in The Hill shining a spotlight on the need to ensure rural areas have access to reliable, high-speed Internet. Closing the digital divide is critical for the vitality of rural America By: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) January 30, 2020 Smart phones, connect... Read More »

SIGNED INTO LAW: Latta Applauds POTUS Signing the USMCA

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement applauding the President for signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law: “Ohioans from the Fifth Congressional District have told me how important it is to their farms, businesses, and communities to modernize our trade agreements so that we are no longer getting the short end of the deal. There are a num... Read More »

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