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Latta, Matsui Lead Bill to Reauthorize NTIA, Ensure Taxpayer Dollars are Responsibly Used to Increase Broadband Internet Connectivity

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s (D-CA7) legislation, the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) Reauthorization Act, was approved by the Communications and Technology Subcommittee. This legislation will improve the management of spectrum, develop a national strategy to close the digital divide, and update the mission and…

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…

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…

Latta Responds to President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union Address to Congress and the American people. Like many, I was open to hearing what the president had to say about the direction of our country and the policies he believes will best serve our…

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 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, E&C Republican Leaders Demand Big Tech Does More to Stop Illegal Fentanyl Sales on their Platforms

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA5), along with Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH5), Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY2), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Gus Bilirakis (R-FL12), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader…

House Passes Latta’s Spectrum Legislation to Improve Americans’ Communications Networks

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta’s (R-OH5) legislation, the Spectrum Innovation Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation, authored by Rep. Latta and House Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle, would repurpose airwaves for commercial use, which means faster speeds and more responsive networks for Americans. A significant portion of…

Latta, Doyle, Curtis, and O’Halleran Introduce the Robocall Trace Back Enhancement Act

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), who is the Republican Leader on the Communications and Technology (C&T) Subcommittee at the Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Robocall Trace Back Enhancement Act with C&T Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA18), Congressman John Curtis (R-UT3), and Congressman Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ1). Their bill would strengthen privately led efforts to trace…

House and Senate Committee Leaders Share Broadband Program Priorities with NTIA

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U.S. Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, ranking member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Robert Latta, R-OH, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, along with U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-MS, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and John Thune, R-SD, ranking member of the Subcommittee on…

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