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U.S. House of Representatives Approves Latta-authored SMART IoT Act

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), H.R. 6032, the State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends (SMART) of IoT Act, by voice vote last evening. The SMART IoT Act would direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study on the state of the internet-connected device industry. According to one study, Internet of Th... Read more »

Roll Call Highlights Latta’s Work Across the Aisle on Wi-Fi with California Congressman

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Roll Call highlighted the bipartisan work of Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and California Congressman Jerry McNerney in an article today. Latta and McNerney both serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee and recently launched the bipartisan Wi-Fi Caucus. They also have a long history of working on improving the country’s energy infrastructure. The article is available here. They Bonded... Read more »

Latta, McNerney Launch Bipartisan Wi-Fi Caucus

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In an effort to provide a much-needed forum for Members of Congress and staff to learn about Wi-Fi-related issues affecting their constituents, Congressmen Bob Latta (R-OH) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA) announced the launch of the bipartisan Congressional Wi-Fi Caucus to open a dialogue about appropriate policy solutions that can address today’s pressing concerns. Wi-Fi is the primary technology for i... Read more »

Latta Speaks at Great Lakes Technology Showcase, Visits New Smart Columbus Experience Center

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) spoke this morning at the Great Lakes Technology Showcase at the Greater Columbus Convention Center about his efforts in Congress to implement pro-innovation policies. Latta touched on his efforts to expand access to rural broadband and the recent passage of his bill, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. In additi... Read more »

Latta Questions FCC Commissioners on Rural Broadband, Emerging Tech

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) questioned Federal Communications Commissioners on efforts to expand access to rural broadband at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing held this afternoon. The FCC recently announced a new $100 million “Connected Care Pilot Program” to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially those living in rural areas ... Read more »

Latta: Improved Broadband Access Critical to America’s Rural Communities

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), Co-Chair of the Rural Broadband Caucus, raised the importance of expanding access to high-speed Internet for rural communities at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on Tuesday. The E&C Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing was entitled “Realizing the Benefits of Rural Broadband: Challenges and Solutions” and examined the effort... Read more »

Latta Questions FTC Commissioners on Consumer Protection, Misleading Medication Advertisements

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, questioned Federal Trade Commissioners about consumer protection and misleading medication advertisements at a hearing this morning. At the oversight hearing, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons and Commissioners Maureen Ohlhausen, Noah Phillips, ... Read more »

Two Latta-authored Bills to Spur Innovation Approved by House Energy and Commerce Committee

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Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed two pieces of legislation authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) to spur innovation and embrace cutting-edge technology. The two bills, H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, and H.R. 6032, the SMART IoT Act, were approved with bipartisan support. The bipartisan Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act establishes a t... Read more »

Latta: Ohio Leading the Way on Self-Driving Vehicle Technology

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Transportation Research Center (TRC), Ohio State University, and the state of Ohio broke ground on the state-of-the-art Smart Center yesterday in East Liberty. The Smart Center will be the world’s biggest autonomous vehicle testing facility. “The groundbreaking of the Transportation Research Center’s Smart Center sh... Read more »

Latta to Ohio State Senate Committee: Self Driving Car Technology Can Save Lives, Improve Mobility

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) submitted written testimony to the Ohio Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee today highlighting the benefits of autonomous vehicles and his efforts in Congress to pass legislation providing the proper Federal framework for the technology. The committee, chaired by Ohio Senator Frank LaRose, was holding an informative hearing on the technol... Read more »

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