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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Latta: Bipartisan Net Neutrality Legislation Needed; Title II Framework Stifling

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At an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing today, Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) discussed the need to pass permanent, bipartisan net neutrality legislation that protects consumers, but warned against the consequences of a Title II framework. In his opening statement, Latta said, “The idea that only Title II is “real” net neutrality ...

Latta: Energy Efficiency Certainty for Manufacturers Helps Consumers, Boosts Innovation

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At an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) highlighted the need to provide statutory certainty when it comes to energy efficiency. Latta highlighted his efforts last Congress to update and modernize the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) program and called on Congress to put more Department of Energy (DOE) changes into statue. In ...

On C-Span’s The Communicators, Latta Discusses Need to Pass Strong Federal Privacy Legislation

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) discussed the need to pass strong federal privacy legislation in an interview for the C-Span show, The Communicators, which aired over the weekend. In addition, Latta highlighted the need to increase access to high-speed broadband, especially in rural areas. Latta currently serves as Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications...

Latta: Time is Right to Work Together on a Federal Data Privacy Solution

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) called on Republicans and Democrats to work together to implement a strong federal data privacy framework at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce (CPAC) hearing this morning. Latta currently serves as the Republican Leader of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee and chaired the CPAC Subcommittee last Congress. In ...

Latta Applauds Introduction of the Local Radio Freedom Act

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has cosponsored a resolution, H.Con.Res. 20, the Local Radio Freedom Act, to oppose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act was introduced last week by U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Michael Conaway (R-TX) and has broad bipartisan support with 118 cosponsors. “Local r...

Latta: Draft Broadband Deployment Report Shows Promising Progress in Effort to Narrow the 'Digital Divide'

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is highlighting a draft Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report that shows significant progress made in the last year to narrow the ‘digital divide’ and improve access to high-speed broadband. The draft 2019 Broadband Deployment Report, which was circulated by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday, shows that the number of Americans lacki...

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