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Latta Recognized as a “Hero of Main Street”

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has been recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for his support of policies important to millions of small businesses in retail. More than 98 percent of all retail companies employ fewer than 50 people. Latta has a 100% record on the NRF scorecard including voting to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has resulted in... Read more »

Latta Statement on 4.1% GDP Growth in the Second Quarter

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Congressman Bob Latta released the following statement after the announcement by the Commerce Department that the seasonally-adjusted economic growth was 4.1% for the months of April-June. The growth was the largest quarter in four years. “The best quarter for GDP growth in four years is another indication of how strong the economy is performing,” said Latta. “Because of pro-growth policies under ... Read more »

Latta Votes to Send Annual Defense Bill to President’s Desk; Applauds House Passage of Career and Technical Education Legislation

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Two important pieces of legislation are now headed to the President’s desk after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass them over the last two days. Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted to pass the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the nation’s annual defense bill, that provides troops with their largest pay raise in nine years and continues the rebuild of the... Read more »

Latta: Stellar Economic Numbers a Sign That Pro-Growth Policies are Working

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the May jobs report exceeded expectations by showing 223,000 jobs were created, wages are on the rise, and unemployment matching its lowest rate of the last 49 years. According to the Labor Department figures, average hourly earnings increased by 2.7 percent from a year earlier. Unemployment now stands at 3.8%, matching... Read more »

Latta: Economy Soaring After Implementation of Pro-Growth Policies

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After the release of April’s job numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the lowest unemployment rate in 18 years, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is highlighting the effect that pro-growth policies are having for American families. The unemployment rate has now reached 3.9%, a number not seen since the year 2000. Unemployment claims are also the lowest they’ve been since 1973. In ... Read more »

Latta Recognizes National Manufacturing Day

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recognized National Manufacturing Day and the importance of manufacturing to the economies of Ohio and the United States. The manufacturing sector contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and employs 12.3 million workers across the country. Latta also cosponsored a bipartisan concurrent resolution to recognize National Manufacturing Day... Read more »

Latta Visits OSU Spine Research Institute, Discusses Internet of Things

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, toured the Ohio State University (OSU) Spine Research Institute today to learn about their research and discuss the real-world application of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Spine Research Institute was recently featured at the E&C Committee’s “IoT Sh... Read more »

Latta Supports Legislation Strengthening Career and Technical Education

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) supported passage of the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act to modernize career and technical education (CTE) programs and help students gain the skills and knowledge they need in today’s workforce. The bill, H.R. 2353, brings programs established under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Ac... Read more »

The Crescent-News: Robert Latta - Rolling Back Dodd-Frank

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For countless families and businesses across America, the local bank is a pillar of the community. When someone has a product to sell, they go to their local bank to get a loan to start a business. It’s the place a husband and wife go to obtain a mortgage to purchase a new home. It’s where a teenager that just started their first job goes to open up a savings account. Unfortunately, small communi... Read more »

Latta Votes to Provide More Flexibility for Working Families

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act, legislation that would provide more flexibility to employees in how they receive overtime compensation. The legislation would allow employees in the private sector the option to receive paid time off in lieu of cash wages for overtime ho... Read more »

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