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Latta Focuses on State Efforts to Combat Substance Abuse & the Opioid Epidemic

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to further examine the state efforts underway to curb the opioid crisis and to shine a spotlight on the importance of legislation Latta authored, the Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl and Opioids (INFO) Act. The INFO Act was a core part of H.R.6, the SUPPORT Act, that was signed into law in ... Read more »

Latta Supports More Cures, Not Fewer

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Click HERE to watch Congressman Latta speak on the House floor in support of the bipartisan Lower Costs, More Cures Act. Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) voted against H.R.3, a partisan bill that would result in fewer cures, would harm innovation, and will never become law. Instead, Congressman Latta voted in support of H.R. 19, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act, a bipartisan plan that would low... Read more »

Latta: Bipartisan Plan Better for People Needing Medicine

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) penned an op-ed in the Lima News shining a spotlight on the Lower Costs, More Cures Act, a bipartisan plan for lowering the costs of prescription medications for people across the country. Bipartisan plan better for people needing medicine By: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) December 11, 2019 As the cost of prescription drugs continues to skyrocket from sea to shining ... 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 »

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 »

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