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Latta-authored Bill to Prevent Vehicular Terrorism Approved by Homeland Security Committee

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Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security approved H.R. 4227, the bipartisan Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act, legislation authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) that would improve vigilance in the face of growing terrorist attacks using vehicles. The bill passed by voice vote. The legislation requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assess current actions at the ... Read more »

Latta-Backed Resolution Supporting Iranian Protestors Passes U.S. House of Representatives

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A resolution to support Iranian protestors that was co-sponsored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 415-2 vote today. H.Res. 676 expresses that the House favors “supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes.” The resolution also men... Read more »

Latta Votes for Two Bills to Stop Funding of Iranian-Supported Terrorism

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in passing two pieces of financial legislation that would deter Iranian-supported terrorism. The bills, H.R. 1638, the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, and H.R. 4324, the Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act, would provide more transparency and make funding sources for the Iranian regime public. Iran is the ... Read more »

Latta Introduces Legislation to Prevent Vehicular Terrorism

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has introduced legislation to combat vehicular terrorism and direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide feedback to Congress on the issue. The Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act, which follows up on previous efforts by Latta to protect Americans against vehicular terrorism, directs the DHS to report to Congress on their efforts to assess and... Read more »

Latta Anti-Terrorism Amendment Added to House Funding Bill

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An anti-terrorism amendment proposed by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has been added to a House appropriations bill, H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, that will be voted on this week. The provision allows the Department of Homeland Security to use existing funds to partner with rental car agencies for the purpose of strengthening background checks to g... Read more »

Latta Votes to Increase Sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted in favor of increased sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea in a vote held Tuesday evening. The legislation, H.R. 3364, the Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Act, passed by a strong bipartisan vote and would levy greater economic and political sanctions on the three nations. Sanctions on Iran and North Korea were added to the House legislati... Read more »

Latta Votes to Enhance National Defense, Increase Troop Pay

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that improves military readiness, increases pay for service members, and makes important reforms at the Pentagon. The NDAA also increases funding for the purchase of essential military aircraft, vehicles, and weaponry. The annual defense authorization bill passed with... Read more »

Latta Votes to Prohibit Transfer of Terrorists From Guantanamo Bay

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in passing legislation, H.R. 5351, which would prohibit the transfer of any individuals stationed at the United States Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the United States or to a foreign country. The bill would ban such transfers until the end of the year or until a 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is signed into la... Read more »

Latta in the Bryan Times: Lack of American Leadership Has Led to Rising World Tensions

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As I traveled around Northwest and West Central Ohio this past August, I continued to hear the same concern from constituents – our country is increasingly less safe and people are worried. Their concerns are founded in a laundry list of international problems; the rise of ISIS, an emboldened Iran that is flaunting U.N. regulations, Russia’s aggressive posture in Eastern Europe, and the recent act... Read more »

Latta Backs Package of Bills to Hold Iran Accountable

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has voted for three pieces of legislation to hold Iran accountable for its funding terrorism, carrying out illegal ballistic missile tests, and other provocative actions. The U.S. House of Representatives passed all three bills, H.R. 5631, the Iran Accountability Act; H.R. 5119, the No Heavy Water From Iran Act; and H.R. 4992, the U.S. Financial System Prote... Read more »

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