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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 »

Latta sends letter to USDA Under Secretary regarding rain, need for assistance

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey about the continued rain in Ohio. Click here for a copy of the letter. In his letter, he asks for clarification on the assistance process to help ease the uncertainty farmers are facing. He also extends an invitation to the... Read more »

To help bring down drug costs, lawmakers introduce legislation to make more drugs available to consumers over the counter

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A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation today to help lower consumers’ overall health care costs by making more over-the-counter medications available to patients. The legislation – led by U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Bob Latta (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) – would reform the system that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently uses to review... Read more »

Latta in the Washington Examiner: Congress is here to serve Americans, not ourselves

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) penned an op-ed for the Washington Examiner calling for a vote on legislation regarding the annual automatic pay increase Congress receives unless they vote to freeze it. After talks of allowing a pay raise for members of Congress to go through after a decade-long freeze, the Democrats caved to public pressure and pulled the bill. Congressman Latta wants to ... Read more »

Latta’s STOP Robocalls Act is major component of bipartisan robocalls package

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled bipartisan legislation, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, to combat the growing scourge of illegal robocalls. Latta, the Republican Leader on the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, introduced the Support Tools to Obliterate Pesky (STOP) Robocalls Act earlier this yea... Read more »

Latta: Government spending package includes disturbing, radical disregard for human life

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted against today’s appropriations package, which includes funding for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water due to the partisan drafting of the bill and the lack of pro-life protections. Congressman Latta offered an amendment that would prohibit funds from being given to organizations or... Read more »

Latta sends letter to USDA Secretary regarding unprecedented rainfall

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the severe and unprecedented rainfall impacting farmers in Northwest and West Central Ohio. The letter urges Secretary Perdue to approve an agriculture disaster declaration should the agency receive a request for one from the state of Ohio. “Over the last several ... Read more »

Latta: Congress doesn’t deserve a raise

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today called on House Democrats to block the automatic annual congressional pay raise and maintain the nearly decade-long freeze on salary levels for members of Congress. Republicans voted to freeze pay the last eight years in a row, and there hasn’t been an adjustment since 2009. Latta introduced the No Vote, No Raise Act to eliminate the automatic pay incr... Read more »

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