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President Signs Legislation Containing Latta’s Clean Drinking Water Provisions Into Law

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Congressman Latta released the following statement after his clean water provisions were signed into law as part of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act. The provisions Latta authored provide increased flexibility to state and local governments to meet their specific needs, develop cost-efficient ways to protect drinking water, and ensure funds are utilized efficiently and effectively. More info...

Latta Visits Millstream Career Center in Findlay

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) toured Millstream Career Center in Findlay today where he saw the welding, robotics, medical technology, and cosmetology programs. Millstream is the second career center Latta toured this week after visiting Penta in Perrysburg Township on Tuesday. Career and technical education has been a policy focus of late with job openings outnumbering the amount of peo...

Cleveland Plain Dealer Highlights Latta-authored Provisions in Water Infrastructure Bill

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer has highlighted provisions authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) that were included in a water infrastructure package passed by the U.S. Senate yesterday. The provisions give state and local governments more flexibility to repay federal loans for water infrastructure repairs, and help disadvantaged communities better finance their water infrastructure proje...

Clean Drinking Water Provisions Authored by Latta Headed to the President’s Desk

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Provisions authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) to help public water systems improve infrastructure and ensure safer drinking water are now on their way to the President’s desk after being approved by the U.S. Senate today. The provisions, which were originally a part of H.R. 1653, the Drinking Water Affordability Act, were included in America’s Water Infrastructure Act, which was a...

Latta-authored Water Infrastructure Provisions Approved by U.S. House

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Provisions authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) to help public water systems improve infrastructure and ensure safer drinking water were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon. The provisions, which were originally a part of H.R. 1653, the Drinking Water Affordability Act, were included in S. 3021, the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA). The bill passed by v...

Latta Joins Bipartisan Colleagues in Support of the GLRI Program

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has signed onto a letter sent to the leaders of the House Committee on Appropriations Interior Subcommittee asking that they continue investment in the health of the Great Lakes and support the work being done by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the FY 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The recently released...

Latta Celebrates Success of Ohio Bald Eagle License Plate in Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) hosted an event this morning celebrating the Ohio bald eagle license plate at the boardwalk in Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. Since the commencement of the license plate in 1999, funds from the program have helped acquire, develop, and restore habitats for bald eagles throughout Ohio. Latta was the original sponsor of the legislation in the Ohio General Assembly...

Latta in the Toledo Blade: Great Lakes are Jewel That Must be Protected

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WHILE THE Midwest has many sources of pride — friendly people and Big Ten football for starters — the crown jewel of our region has always been our beautiful Great Lakes. To put it in perspective, 84 percent of North America’s fresh surface water is contained in the Great Lakes region, providing drinking water for 40 million Americans. For us in northwest Ohio, it’s Lake Erie that is so vital to s...

Latta Tours Stone Laboratory with OSU President Drake

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On Tuesday afternoon, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined the Ohio State University (OSU) President Michael V. Drake on a tour of the Stone Laboratory, Ohio Sea Grant’s education and outreach facility on Lake Erie. The tour consisted of a program overview and focused on research and outreach efforts at the lab, along with a tour of Gibraltar Island. Ohio Sea Grant is a part of the Natio...

House Approves Legislation to Provide More Time and Flexibility to Implement Ozone Requirements

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The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation today, H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act, to provide more time and flexibility to meet federal ozone requirements and streamline the implementation process. Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted in favor of the legislation. He was an original co-sponsor of the legislation when it was introduced in February. The bill upda...

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