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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 »

Latta Statement on 3rd Quarter Economic Growth

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that 3rd Quarter GDP grew at 3.5%, beating expectations. With 4.2% economic growth in the 2nd Quarter, these are the best back-to-back quarters in four years. “Strong back-to-back quarters are yet another example of an economy that is roaring. There is now a very good chance tha... Read more »

Latta: Ohioans Benefitting From Economy on the Rise

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after Ohio broke its previous record for number of jobs. After continued growth, the number of jobs in the state stands at 5,638,900, which surpasses the record set back in 2000. “We’ve seen the national economic numbers showing unemployment at a 49-year low, small business optimism at a record high, and wages on an upward tr... Read more »

Latta Joins Local College Administrators on Tour, Discussion at Bard Manufacturing

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined college administrators on a tour of Bard Manufacturing’s facility and new James R. Bard Innovation Center in Bryan today. Bard Manufacturing Company is a family owned business that engineers and manufacturers precision climate control equipment for the classroom, telecommunications, equipment cooling, and commercial building markets. The new innovatio... Read more »

Latta Speaks at Napoleon Rotary and Visits Four County Career Center

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made multiple stops in Henry County today as he spoke at the Napoleon Rotary lunch and toured Four County Career Center. Four County had just celebrated their 50th anniversary at a celebration Tuesday night. Latta saw the center’s robotics, computer programming, veterinary assistant, computer design, and health sciences programs on his tour of the career cen... Read more »

Latta Tours Vantage Career Center, Speaks at Van Wert Rotary Lunch

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) toured Vantage Career Center in Van Wert today and talked about the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act, legislation passed by Congress to reform and modernize CTE programs. The legislation would support efforts for local CTE programs to partner with area businesses, improve accountability, and provide more dedicated r... Read more »

Latta Tours Penta Career Center, Discusses New Law to Reform Career and Technical Education

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) toured Penta Career Center today in Perrysburg Township where he was able to see a number of the programs the school runs for high school students. Latta was able to see the Public Safety/EMT – Fire Science program where students can earn their basic certifications upon graduation. In addition, Latta saw the welding lab and advanced manufacturing classroom. ... Read more »

Latta: Lowest Unemployment Rate in Nearly Half a Century Shows Pro-Growth Policies are Working

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics September Jobs Report revealed unemployment has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest number since 1969. “Despite the impact of Hurricane Florence, a new jobs report contains more good news for American businesses, workers, and the economy. The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly half ... Read more »

Members of the Ohio Delegation Applaud DOT Decision to Put Transportation Research Center on Equal Footing with Other AV Testing Sites

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Members of the Ohio Congressional delegation are applauding the announcement by the Department of Transportation that the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty will be on equal footing with other Autonomous Vehicle (AV) testing sites when seeking Federal funding opportunities or other Federal support. Despite being a world-class facility, the TRC was inexplicability left off of a list of ... Read more »

Latta Named a “Guardian of Small Business”

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business organization. Latta received the award based on his 100% pro-small business voting record. Legislation that Latta has supported that would help small businesses include the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a Balanced Budget Amend... Read more »

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