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Latta Recap from Congressional Delegation Trip to the Southern Border

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) returned from a congressional delegation trip to the southern border led by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA1) on Friday evening. The trip included nine other House members who were able to see firsthand the ongoing issues the nation is facing on its border. There were over 172,000 migrants apprehended at the US-Mexico border in March – a 71% increase over a ye... Read more »

Latta Leads Letter Questioning Facebook’s Role in Ongoing Crisis at Southern Border

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Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA1), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent Facebook a letter yesterday concerning recent reports that smugglers are working to bring illegal immigrants into the United States by advertising their services and spreading disinformation on Facebook. The complete text of the letter is below: There is an ongoing cr... Read more »

Latta, Rice Introduce Legislation Supporting A New VA Program to Help Hire Separating Defense Personnel

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Tags: Veterans

This week, Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Kathleen M. Rice (D-NY4) introduced bipartisan legislation that helps the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) actively recruit and hire separating Department of Defense medical department personnel to help fill its more than 45,000 open positions. The Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021 directs the VA to create a program that will help actively r... Read more »

Latta, Chabot Introduce the FIGHT Fentanyl Act

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This week, Ohio Congressmen Steve Chabot (R-OH1) and Bob Latta (R-OH5) 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. 1910, the Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act will permanently list all fentanyl analog drugs a... Read more »

Latta Votes Against Legislation Restricting Americans’ Second Amendment Rights

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after voting against two pieces of legislation, H.R.8 and H.R.1446, seeking to punish law-abiding Americans by restricting their constitutional rights: “We must do everything we can in Congress to ensure Americans have a safe community to call home. And that means pursuing real solutions that will give law enforcement and local communi... Read more »

Latta Earns National Health Leadership Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after being awarded the National Health Leadership Award by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA): “The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our essential workers in ways that were not previously imaginable. I am proud of work accomplished to improve access to health care for all Americans, especially those in rural and underse... Read more »

Latta Votes Against Nationalized Elections & Taxpayer Dollars for Political Campaigns

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after voting against House Democrats’ partisan bill, H.R.1, that would nationalize elections, prohibit states from implementing commonsense election integrity measures, and use taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns: “Once again, there could be a bipartisan agreement to be found if Democrat leadership were willing to work ... Read more »

Latta Leads Legislation to Establish a National Uranium Reserve

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Tags: Energy

Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) re-introduced the Nuclear Prosperity and Security Act. This legislation would direct the Secretary of Energy to establish and operate a uranium reserve in the United States, which would ensure the availability of uranium in the event of a market disruption and support strategic fuel cycle capabilities for our country. “The United States has fallen behind in the... Read more »

Latta, Kelly Lead Bipartisan Supporting Best Practices for Healthy Moms Act

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Today, Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Robin Kelly (D-IL2) re-introduced the bipartisan Supporting Best Practices for Healthy Moms Act, a bill aimed at reducing maternal deaths in the United States. The Supporting Best Practices for Healthy Moms Act would help improve health outcomes for pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid by establishing best practices for maternal care providers and increa... Read more »

Latta Leads Charge Against Democrats' Anti-First Amendment Efforts

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Today, Energy and Commerce Republican Leader of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), and Energy and Commerce Republican Leader, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA5), led Energy and Commerce Republicans to urge Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Jessica Rosenworcel, to preserve and protect fundamental freedoms that are... Read more »

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