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U.S. House Approves Latta, Griffith’s HALT Fentanyl Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House approved the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of (HALT) Fentanyl Act, legislation led by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA9), through an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. The legislation addresses the permanent scheduling of fentanyl analogues, which is supported by the Biden…

Latta Leads Efforts to Provide Veterans with Greater Flexibility in Care and Timely Communication with the VA

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced two pieces of legislation, the Veterans Right to Expediency Act and the Addressing Care Timelines (ACT) for Veterans Act, to help ensure veterans receive prompt and streamlined communication from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and are afforded additional time to comply with VA requirements.  “The United…

Latta Announces 2023 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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BOWLING GREEN, OH – Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) announced Gillian Thomas, a senior at Elyria High School, as the winner of Ohio’s Fifth District 2023 Congressional Art Competition. Thomas’ winning artwork, entitled Brain Worms, will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Three honorable mention winners will have their artwork displayed in one of Latta’s…

Latta’s Bill to Streamline Rural Broadband Internet Deployment Approved by Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta’s (R-OH5) legislation, the WIRELESS Leadership Act, was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The bill will provide much-needed transparency into the application process for broadband providers to invest in new or upgraded infrastructure and ensure the speedy approval process of broadband…

Latta Honors Ohio Students Accepted to U.S Military Service Academies

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) recognized and honored students from Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District on their acceptance to one of the U.S. Military Service Academies at a reception on Saturday, May 13, at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton. The students were nominated by Latta and have received offers of appointment for the Class of 2027 at their respective academies. “Each…

Latta Honors Ohio Law Enforcement During National Police Week

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement recognizing the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers throughout Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District during National Police Week: “Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect and defend our communities. Even in the face of great danger when it is uncertain if they will return…

Latta Votes to Secure the Southern Border

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act: “President Joe Biden has made it unequivocally clear he does not take the crisis at the southern border seriously. Under his watch, drug cartels have free rein to conduct human and child trafficking and smuggle lethal drugs – like fentanyl – into…

Latta and Kaptur Introduce Resolution Proclaiming May 5th To May 14th National American Birding Week

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH9) introduced a bipartisan resolution proclaiming May 5 through May 14, 2023, as “National American Birding Week.” Birding is a pastime that generates billions in economic benefits annually, but migratory bird populations face many threats to their survival. Annual birding events such as the “Biggest Week in…

U.S. House Approves Latta-Backed Effort to Hold Chinese Solar Companies Accountable for Circumventing U.S. Trade Laws

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution backed by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for circumventing U.S. trade laws and to support American manufacturers and workers.    Latta joined U.S. Reps. Bill Posey (R-FL8), Dan Kildee (D-MI8), Garret Graves (R-LA6), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ9), Terri Sewell…

U.S. House Approves Latta’s Bill to Help Farmers Access Wireless Technologies

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s (D-IL2) bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1339, the Precision Agriculture Satellite Connectivity Act. The bill now awaits Senate approval.   H.R. 1339 would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review its current satellite rules to determine…

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