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Latta’s Bipartisan Bill to Combat Robocalls PASSES HOUSE

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to combat illegal robocalls hounding Americans across the country. Included in this legislative package is a bill introduced by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5), the STOP Robocalls Act, that gives phone companies and the Federal Communications Commission the tools they need to fight back against robocalls. Latta provided the following ... Read more »

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Latta Priorities

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Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee concluded a two-day markup where members voted to pass a number of bipartisan bills working to improve health care access for new and expecting mothers, increase rural broadband capabilities, boost our economy, and more. Congressman Latta released the following statement at the conclusion of today’s markup: “The bipartisan bills the Committee passed work to... Read more »

Latta Statement on D.C. Circuit Court’s Net Neutrality Ruling

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), Republican Leader on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, released the following statement on today’s D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on net neutrality. “The decision by the D.C. Circuit Court to uphold the FCC’s light-touch regulation and transparency rule is undoubtedly the right one. Reversing the Obama-era FCC’s to... Read more »

Latta and Welch Introduce Bipartisan Broadband MAPS Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced the bipartisan Broadband Mapping After Scrutiny (MAPS) Act. This legislation would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish a challenge process to verify fixed and mobile broadband service coverage data. Current FCC broadband maps are inaccurate, showing coverage where it does... Read more »

Latta Authors Bipartisan Bill to Combat Illegal Robocall Nuisance

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) has authored legislation, the Support Tools to Obliterate Pesky (STOP) Robocalls Act, to take action to combat the nuisance that Americans are facing from illegal robocalls. One study found that Americans were targeted with more than 26 billion robocalls in 2018, a 46% increase over the year before. In his role as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Digital Commerce an... Read more »

Latta Applauds Administration Action to Ensure 5G Leadership, Close the Digital Divide

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is applauding the announcement by President Donald Trump and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai that major initiatives are being launched to ensure U.S. leadership on 5G and connect rural Americans to high-speed Internet. The FCC will launch their third 5G spectrum auction in December, the largest spectrum auction in U.S. history. In a... Read more »

Latta Votes No on Government Takeover of the Internet; Champions Legislation to Codify Net Neutrality Principles

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This morning, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted against legislation, H.R. 1644, that would establish government control over Internet services by subjecting providers to regulations imposed under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. The legislation was approved by the U.S. House by a vote of 232-190. Latta said on the House floor, “This is not about net neutrality – if this was ... Read more »

Latta: Republicans Stand Willing to Work with Anyone Not Wedded to Title II

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At a mark-up of legislation in the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) stated the case, once again, that Republicans stand willing to work in a bipartisan way on a net neutrality solution. In his opening remarks, Latta highlighted the three bills proposed by Republican members of the committee that have had s... Read more »

Latta Hosts FCC Commissioner O’Rielly at Discussion on Improving Access to Rural Broadband

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BOWLING GREEN, OH - Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) hosted a discussion in Defiance with Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly on efforts to expand access to rural broadband yesterday. The conversation included representatives from broadband providers from Ohio’s 5th Congressional District. Latta serves as Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communic... Read more »

Latta Discusses Telehealth, Precision Ag, Broadband on Tour of Congressional District with FCC Commissioner Carr

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr on tours and discussions at multiple stops in Ohio’s 5th Congressional District yesterday. “I appreciate that Commissioner Carr is willing to leave Washington and head out on the road to see the opportunities and challenges that Americans are facing,” said Latta. “Yesterday, he was able to see three cou... Read more »

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