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Latta Responds to President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address: “We are blessed to live in the greatest nation in the world, yet as we take a moment to reflect on the past year, there is one word that sums up all the economic trends and news headlines: crisis. “Since the President assumed office, it has been one crisis after the next. Infla...

Latta Statement on the Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement after voting in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “The NDAA is a critical piece of legislation that authorizes funding for our military, provides a pay increase for our troops, includes needed support for military families, and holds the Biden Administration accountable for its disastrous withdrawal from Af...

Latta Joins Letter Questioning the Biden Administration’s Consideration of Paying Illegal Migrants

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Representative Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI6) and seventy-four other Republican colleagues to send a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to address the Biden Administration’s consideration of payment up to $1 million per migrant family who ill...

Latta’s Response to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement in response to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress this evening: “As we take a moment to reflect on the past 100 days, it is abundantly clear President Biden and Vice President Harris’ calls for bipartisan collaboration to tackle our greatest challenges were only talking points. President Biden’s speech tonight even touched on ...

Latta Recap from Congressional Delegation Trip to the Southern Border

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) returned from a congressional delegation trip to the southern border led by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA1) on Friday evening. The trip included nine other House members who were able to see firsthand the ongoing issues the nation is facing on its border. There were over 172,000 migrants apprehended at the US-Mexico border in March – a 71% increase over a ye...

Latta Leads Letter Questioning Facebook’s Role in Ongoing Crisis at Southern Border

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Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA1), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent Facebook a letter yesterday concerning recent reports that smugglers are working to bring illegal immigrants into the United States by advertising their services and spreading disinformation on Facebook. The complete text of the letter is below: There is an ongoing cr...

Latta Votes to Halt Funding for Sanctuary Cities; Enhance Penalties for Deported Felons That Return to U.S.

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in passing legislation to protect public safety and enact measures aimed at putting an end to dangerous sanctuary city policies. Latta voted to pass H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which clarifies U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer authority by establishing probable cause standards. Detainers allow IC...

Latta Statement on Immigrants Mistakenly Granted Citizenship by DHS

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General report that found that 858 immigrants from countries of concern who had pending deportation orders had been erroneously granted citizenship. “Mistakenly granting citizenship to immigrants poised for deportation puts American citizens at risk and shows a ...

Latta On The State Of The Union Address

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today issued the following statement regarding the President’s final State of the Union address: “For seven years, this President has let events shape him rather than act to define the events that are having an impact on American families across the country. This is not leadership – it is leading from behind at a time we are under great threat. Tonight, the ...

Latta Votes to Strengthen Visa Waiver Program, Protect National Security

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today voted in support of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act. The bill, cosponsored by Latta, was written to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identify and stop terrorists with Western passports from entering the United States. “The first responsibility of our Federal Government is to keep Americans safe....

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