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Latta Helps Lead Effort to Block China from Purchasing and Owning American Farmland

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA4) in introducing legislation – the Prohibition of Agricultural Land for the People’s Republic of China Act – to prohibit the purchase of public or private agricultural land in the United States by foreign nationals associated with the Government of the People’s Republic of China. “Foreign nationals associated…

Latta Chairs First Communications & Technology Subcommittee Hearing on U.S. Satellite Industry

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) chaired the first Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing of the 118th Congress titled “Launching Into the State of the Satellite Marketplace.” The hearing focused on ways to strengthen the U.S. satellite communications marketplace and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) role in licensing commercial satellite communications…

Latta, Hyde-Smith Demand FDA Reverse Illegal Actions Promoting Mail-Order Chemical Abortion Drugs

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Today, U.S. Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH05) and U.S. Senator Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) led 75 of their colleagues from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reverse its illegal actions in promoting mail-order chemical abortion drugs. In the letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D., the lawmakers explain the policy and…

Latta Named Chair of Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) was named Chair of the Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for the 118th Congress by E&C Committee Chair, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA05). “I would like to thank Energy and Commerce Committee Chair, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, for selecting me to lead the Communications and Technology…

Latta and Griffith Lead HALT Fentanyl Act

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Today, U.S. Congressmen Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA9) introduced the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of (HALT) Fentanyl Act. Currently, fentanyl and fentanyl related substances temporarily fall under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) due to a temporary scheduling order that runs through December 31, 2024. Due to the increase in overdose…

Latta Attends March for Life, Reintroduces Pro-Life Focused Legislation

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined Ohioans and Americans from across the country at the 2023 March for Life held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and hosted a pro-life reception providing a legislative update for over 100 individuals from Ohio in the Rayburn House Office Building. “I believe every single life is precious, and that it is our duty to…

Latta: Energy and Commerce Committee Poised to Expand U.S. Energy Production, Crack Down on Scourge of Fentanyl

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Rep. Bob Latta speaks during a roundtable hosted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee This week, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and members of the committee in conducting two roundtables focusing on the energy affordability and…

Latta Leads Permanent Repeal of the Federal Estate Tax

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) reintroduced the Permanently Repeal the Estate Tax Act to eliminate the Federal Estate Tax, also known as the death tax. “For years, the death tax has placed an unfair and overwhelming burden on small business owners, farmers, and ranchers, who inherit businesses from their family members,” Latta said. “Repealing the Federal Estate Tax will bring…

Latta Reintroduces No Vote, No Raise Act

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) reintroduced the No Vote, No Raise Act to eliminate automatic pay raises for Members of Congress. “As Members of Congress, our top priority should be serving the people who elected us, not lining our pockets by increasing our paychecks,” Latta said. “The No Vote, No Raise Act is simple; the bill removes automatic pay raises for Members, which is…

Latta Votes to Increase Troop Pay, Bolster National Security Defense

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):  “The brave men and women of our armed forces deserve the tools and support they need in order to carry out their duties safely and efficiently, which is why I supported this year’s NDAA to fully equip our…

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