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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 »

One Year Later: SUPPORT Act Providing Tools to Combat Opioid Crisis

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On the one year anniversary of President Trump signing H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Act, into law, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has introduced two new pieces of legislation to address the opioid crisis. Legislation that Latta had previously authored, the Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids (INFO) Act, was included in H.R. 6. The Department of Health and Human Services is currently implemen... Read more »

Latta in the Findlay Courier: Progress Made Against Opioid Crisis, but Work Continues

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) authored a column in today’s Findlay Courier that reflects on the progress made to curb the opioid epidemic in the last year. On October 24, 2018, President Trump signed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Act into law. That legislation was the most comprehensive effort to combat a drug crisis in U.S. history. The article can be seen in the Ecourier edition available here. ... Read more »

Latta votes against bill that has nothing to do with pre-existing conditions

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today voted against the poorly named Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 (H.R. 986). Under the guise of protecting people with pre-existing conditions, this legislation would strip away states’ ability to innovate in their health care systems. The innovation waivers targeted in this misnomer of a bill were created under the Obama ad... Read more »

Latta Discusses Opioid Epidemic with Medical Personnel in Findlay

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On Friday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined medical personnel for a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. The discussion focused on improving treatment options, pain management practices, and the potential effect of comprehensive opioid legislation, H.R. 6. That legislation passed at the end of last year and is beginning to take effect. ... Read more »

Latta Blasts Single-Payer ‘Medicare-for-All’ Legislation

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after House Democrats introduced ‘Medicare-for-All’ legislation to implement single-payer health care. “Make no mistake about what it means if we implement ‘Medicare-for-All’ in our country – it means single-payer, government-run health care. The proposed bill makes it clear as day that private health care would be eliminated... Read more »

Latta: Dark Day in U.S. Senate as Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Fails to Advance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was defeated in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 53-44. The legislation needed 60 votes to proceed. “There is no justification for voting against this legislation. The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act would require that a baby who survives an attempted a... Read more »

Latta Introduces the “Stop Penalizing Working Seniors Act” to Expand Access To Health Savings Accounts

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has introduced legislation, the Stop Penalizing Working Seniors Act, to expand access to health savings accounts (HSAs) and fix a technicality that prohibits individuals that are receiving social security benefits from contributing to their HSA accounts. Latta originally introduced this legislation last Congress after constituents who had been affected by th... Read more »

Latta Helps Pass Legislation to Address Maternal Mortality

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues yesterday in passing H.R. 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, to address the high rate of maternal mortality in the United States. This bipartisan bill would establish a Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRCs) in each state to identify trends and risk factors, and develop recommendations for appropriate interventions to reduce... Read more »

Latta Speaks to Defiance Rotary About the Economy and Legislation to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) addressed the Defiance Rotary yesterday and discussed legislation he authored to combat the opioid epidemic that was recently signed into law. The Indexing, Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids (INFO) Act was included in H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – the most significant legislative effort to address a single drug crisis in U.S. history.... Read more »

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