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Latta Reintroduces Bill to Modernize ENERGY STAR Program and Protect Consumers

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has reintroduced bipartisan legislation, the Energy Star Program Integrity Act, to protect consumers and strengthen the popular ENERGY STAR program. The ENERGY STAR program, which was created in 1992, is a voluntary program run by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. The program allows manufacturers to obtain ENERGY STAR labeling... Read more »

Congressional Trackers Rank Latta Among Most Effective U.S. Representatives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two nonpartisan Congressional trackers, GovTrack.us and the Center for Effective Lawmaking, have ranked Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) among the most effective U.S. Representatives in comparison to his Congressional colleagues. While using two different methods for tracking members of Congress, both placed Latta high on their scorecards when it came to authoring bills t... Read more »

Latta: Energy Efficiency Certainty for Manufacturers Helps Consumers, Boosts Innovation

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At an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) highlighted the need to provide statutory certainty when it comes to energy efficiency. Latta highlighted his efforts last Congress to update and modernize the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) program and called on Congress to put more Department of Energy (DOE) changes into statue. In ... Read more »

Latta to Serve on E&C Subcommittees on Energy; Consumer Protection and Commerce

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has been selected by Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) to serve on the Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittees on Energy and Consumer Protection and Commerce (CPAC) during the 116th Congress. As previously announced, Latta will also serve as the Republican leader on the Communications and Technology subcommittee. Latta served as the Chairman of the CPAC Subcomm... Read more »

Latta: U.S. Energy Boom Another Promise Kept

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is highlighting the importance that the recent energy boom is playing in the U.S. economy and for national security with the news that the United States now is the leading oil producer in the world. That’s the first time the U.S. has been in the number one spot since 1973. Latta, who serves on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, has long-supporte... Read more »

Latta Highlights Benefits of Tax Reform at Energy and Commerce Hearing

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) highlighted the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at an Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittee on Energy hearing. The hearing, entitled “The Benefits of Tax Reform on the Energy Sector and Consumers,” discussed the economic impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, particularly on small businesses, consumers, and the energy sector. Witnesses from two ... Read more »

Latta Bills to Protect Electric Grid From Cyber Attacks Approved by E&C Committee

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The Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee has approved a pair of bills introduced by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) to protect the nation’s electric grid from cyber attack. Latta authored H.R. 5239, the Cyber Sense Act, which would create a voluntary Department of Energy ‘Cyber Sense’ program that would test cyber-secure products and technologies for use in the bu... Read more »

Latta, McNerney: Use Resilient Technologies When Rebuilding Disaster-Stricken Areas

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In a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) encouraged the use of resilient technologies when rebuilding regions affected by recent natural disasters. The letter, which was addressed to Chairman Rodney Freylinghuysen (R-NJ) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY), asks that language be included in disaster supplemental ... Read more »

E&C Committee Holds Legislative Hearing on Latta-authored Draft to Modernize Energy Star Program

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A discussion draft authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) to modernize the Energy Star program was one of the main focuses of an Energy and Commerce (E&C) subcommittee hearing this morning. The E&C Subcommittee on Energy hearing examined the effects of that draft legislation, the Energy Star Reform Act, along with one other energy bill. The Energy Star Reform Act incorporates previous... Read more »

Latta Asks DOE Secretary Rick Perry About Advanced Nuclear Tech; Updating the Energy Star Program

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At a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing Thursday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) asked Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE) Rick Perry about the department’s vision for advanced nuclear technology programs. Legislation authored by Latta, the Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act, was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this year. That legisl... Read more »

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