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Latta, McMorris Rodgers Urge Administration to Expedite Regulations for Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

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BOWLING GREEN OH – Today, Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Republican leaders of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Technology & Consumer Protection and Commerce, respectively, urged the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to expedite planned regulations for autonomous delivery vehic... Read more »

Latta, Doyle, Larsen, and Walberg Introduce Legislation to Modernize Federal Spectrum Management Systems

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U.S. Representatives Bob Latta (OH-5), Mike Doyle (PA-18), Rick Larsen (WA-2), and Tim Walberg (MI-7) have introduced legislation to require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to submit a plan for the modernization of its information technology systems. “The Spectrum IT Modernization Act recognizes the important role of the federal government to responsibly manag... Read more »

Latta Sees Starship Delivery Robots in Action at BGSU

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This week, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) visited Bowling Green State University (BGSU), where he learned more about their Starship Technologies delivery robots that are already delivering food and beverages in his hometown of Bowling Green. Contactless delivery services are helping people access necessities from the comfort of their home in states across the country. Last week, Congressman Latta i... Read more »

Latta Introduces Legislation Supporting Contactless Delivery Services

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced the Advancing Unmanned Delivery Services Act, legislation which evaluates the many benefits contactless delivery has for various segments and sectors of our country. This bill tasks the Secretary of Commerce to examine unmanned delivery services, their impact on United States businesses conducting interstate commerce, and identify potential regulator... Read more »

Latta Introduces Legislation Reducing Barriers to Non-Opioid Pain Management Alternatives

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This month, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced H.R. 5833, legislation working to increase accessibility to non-opioid treatment for those suffering from chronic pain. People who are suffering from chronic pain often turn to opioids to alleviate their discomfort, which in some cases, has led to a rise of misuse and abuse. Opioid alternatives, including certain medical devices and procedures, ... Read more »

Latta Emphasizes Need for Transparency Online

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced a House Resolution highlighting the importance of ensuring the public is able to look up who is behind domain name ownership online. The collection of registered domain names, referred to as the WHOIS database, has been publicly available since before the creation of the commercial Internet but has been recently restricted due the European Union’s G... Read more »

Latta: Closing the digital divide is critical for the vitality of rural America

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), the Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, penned an op-ed in The Hill shining a spotlight on the need to ensure rural areas have access to reliable, high-speed Internet. Closing the digital divide is critical for the vitality of rural America By: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) January 30, 2020 Smart phones, connect... Read more »

Latta Hosts FCC Chairman Pai in Northwest Ohio

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) hosted Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai in Perrysburg, Ohio, at Mercy Health to discuss the intersection of internet connectivity and telehealth services and demo telehealth technologies. “Connected care services increase access to care for people in rural and low-income areas and we know telehealth can lead to better health outcomes an... Read more »

SIGNED INTO LAW: Latta’s Bipartisan Bill to Combat Robocalls

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Americans will have the security of knowing their incoming calls are legitimate because yesterday, the President signed into law a bipartisan bill, the TRACED Act, to combat the illegal robocalls that are hounding Americans across the country. The TRACED Act is a collaborative legislative package authored by members of the Senate and the House, including Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), Energy and C... Read more »

House Passes Latta Bill to Improve Internet Access in Rural Communities

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Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bipartisan bill introduced by Energy and Commerce Republican Leader of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), that works to ensure federal resources are appropriately allocated to communities that lack access to the internet. Currently, our broadband maps are outdated and are oftentimes inaccurate, which ca... Read more »

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