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BREAKING: Williams and Fulton Counties Included in USDA Disaster Declaration

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Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a second disaster declaration after excessive rainfall disrupted planting in Ohio and the Midwest. This new declaration now includes Williams and Fulton Counties, which were left off the initial declaration due to the USDA requiring additional time to review their application and data. Like the first one, this disaster declaration will allow ... Read more »

Latta votes against budget deal

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after voting against the budget deal that raises the debt ceiling and increases government spending by $322 billion. Latta is an original cosponsor of H.J.Res. 22, a balanced budget amendment. “Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem; it has a spending problem. Without spending reductions, I couldn’t support a debt ceiling ... Read more »

VIDEO: House passes Latta anti-robocall bill

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Today the House passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, legislation to combat the rise in illegal robocalls. Congressman Bob Latta, the Ranking Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, introduced the Support Tools to Obliterate Pesky (STOP) Robocalls Act earlier this year with Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA). Their legislation was a major component... Read more »

Latta: Minimum wage vote highlights tale of two visions

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after voting against a bill to raise the national minimum wage to $15, a policy that the Congressional Budget Office reported could eliminate nearly four million jobs, particularly for those who rely on lower wage positions like unskilled teenagers entering the workforce and people with disabilities. The CBO also found that 4... Read more »

Energy and Commerce Committee approves Latta efforts on stopping robocalls, improving grid security

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“Americans deserve peace of mind knowing that the phones that connect us to the world are being used for good, not scams.” Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee passed three bills that Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has been working on: the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act, and the Cyber Sense Act of 2019. These bills will ... Read more »

Latta supports strengthening small business cybersecurity

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the House passed the Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2019 and the SBA Cyber Awareness Act, two bills that will improve cybersecurity training, handling, and reporting for small businesses. “Our families and communities rely on small businesses for jobs, goods, and services. Cyber crimes pose a ve... Read more »

ICYMI: Latta on grid security as national security

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) questioned energy and cybersecurity experts from the U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation during an Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. Latta, a co-chair of the Congressional Grid Innovation Caucus, focused his questions on bipartisan legislation he has championed and the ... Read more »

Latta votes to fund 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the House voted to fully fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, or VCF. H.R. 1327, the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, ensures that the VCF is fully funded and will remain open for first responders and surv... Read more »

RECAP: Latta visits Ohio farm to see impact of heavy rains

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) visited Keith Truckor Farms today in Metamora, OH to see the impact of heavy rains on farms in the region. Mr. Truckor showed Congressman Latta around his fields and the two discussed the options available to farmers, including crop insurance and late planting. “The impact this rain has had on our district’s farmers is the worst I have ever seen,” said Congr... Read more »

Village of Oak Harbor Receives Major Investment for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Village of Oak Harbor received an investment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve their water infrastructure. The $3.83 million loan and $2.9 million grant is part of a $192 million investment through the USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Rural communities, water districts ... Read more »

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