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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...

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...

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...

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...

Latta Reintroduces Legislation to Improve Water Infrastructure

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has reintroduced legislation, the Drinking Water Affordability Act, to help public water systems improve infrastructure and ensure safer drinking water. The legislation provides increased flexibility to state and local governments to meet their specific needs, develops cost-efficient ways to protect drinking water, and ensures funds are utilized efficiently ...

Latta Introduces Legislation to Improve Water Infrastructure

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has introduced legislation to help public water systems improve their infrastructure and ensure safer drinking water. H.R. 6418, the Drinking Water Affordability Act, provides greater flexibility for states to meet their specific needs, ensures that funds are utilized efficiently, and encourages planning to develop cost-efficient ways to protect drinking wat...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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