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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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Drinking Water Provisions Authored by Rep. Latta Approved by House Subcommittee

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment approved provisions authored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) as part of a larger drinking water infrastructure bill, the Drinking Water System Improvement Act. The included provisions originated from legislation that Latta authored, the Drinking Water Affordability Act, and would help public water s... Read more »

Latta Applauds Inclusion of Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Appropriations Bill

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) applauded the inclusion of $300 million dollars for funding of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in a proposal put forth by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. The funding for the GLRI program was included in the annual Interior Appropriations bill. “The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative helps fund important work and h... Read more »

Bipartisan Legislation Providing Greater Flexibility to Manage Water Infrastructure Introduced in U.S. House

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) has introduced legislation to provide states and municipalities with greater flexibility to manage their wastewater and stormwater systems and improve their infrastructure long-term. The bill, H.R. 2355, the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act, mirrors companion Senate legislation introduced by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE). Joining Latta in introducing the bill is Congr... Read more »

Latta, Cartwright Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Addressing Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) have introduced legislation to examine the causes of algal blooms in the Great Lakes and evaluate mitigation efforts. The bill, the Great Lakes & Fresh Water Algal Blooms Information Act, authorizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to compile research and information on algal blooms in the Great Lakes, th... Read more »

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