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Congressman Latta Hears From Army Corps of Engineers About Luckey Cleanup Site

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BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) heard from representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday who gave an update on the progress made toward clearing contaminated land in Luckey. The 40 acres of property, located at 21200 Luckey Road, was previously used for beryllium and magnesium processing. Last year, the Corps awarded a contract for remediation of the L... Read more »

Latta Votes to Defund Stifling Regulations, Cut Bureaucratic Red Tape

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in passing H.R. 5538, the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. The annual spending bill includes a number of provisions to cut burdensome red tape and prohibit funding for the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and regulations on power plants. Provisions that Latta has championed to provide flexibi... Read more »

Latta Questions EPA Administrator on Continued, Harmful Regulatory Overreach

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Today, during the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s joint hearing between the Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy Subcommittees, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) questioned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding the unnecessary and detrimental regulations imposed by the EPA on businesses and their impacts on Americans across the country. “By ... Read more »

Latta Votes to Disapprove WOTUS Rule

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today voted in support of S.J.Res.22, providing for congressional disapproval of the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The WOTUS rule, which was finalized in June 2015, significantly expands the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act over vi... Read more »

Latta Reintroduces Legislation to Mitigate Harmful Algal Blooms in Great Lakes

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) today reintroduced the Protecting Our Great Lakes Act, legislation to help mitigate harmful algal blooms by prohibiting the discharge of dredged material into the waters of the Great Lakes. “The Protecting Our Great Lakes Act is one step we can take to mitigate harmful algal blooms in our Great Lakes,” said Latta. “The lakes’ health is vital to our region, as millions... Read more »

House Passes Latta’s Bipartisan Drinking Water Protection Act

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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act, sponsored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH). The bipartisan legislation would help protect drinking water from harmful cyanotoxins, which caused a water emergency in Northwest Ohio last August. “I am proud to have sponsored the Drinking Water Protection – the House’s bipartisan legislative solution to address... Read more »

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Latta’s Drinking Water Protection Act

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee today passed H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act, sponsored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH). The legislation now awaits a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives. “Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee took an important step to protecting our public health and safety by advancing the Drinking Water Protection Act,” said Latta. “My legislation ta... Read more »

Latta, Eshoo, Issa, Matsui, DelBene Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Wi-Fi Innovation Act

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee, along with Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), today reintroduced the Wi-Fi Innovation Act, bipartisan, bicameral l... Read more »

Energy and Commerce Committee to Mark Up Latta’s Drinking Water Protection Act

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The Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a full committee markup of H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act, sponsored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH). The markup, which will be held Thursday, February 12, at 10 a.m., can be watched online. Latta introduced the Drinking Water Protection Act to help protect drinking water from harmful cyanotoxins, which caused a water emergency in Northw... Read more »

Subcommittee Examines, Advances Latta Drinking Water Protection Act

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The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today held a hearing to review H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act. Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced the bipartisan legislation following last summer’s water emergency in Toledo, Ohio caused by the increased presence of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Following toda... Read more »

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