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Latta Statement on No Budget, No Pay

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement following the House vote on H.R. 325, The No Budget, No Pay Act: “The hardworking taxpayers of Ohio's Fifth Congressional District have budgets and Congress should have one too. After four years of trillion dollar deficits and a struggling economy, our national debt and federal spending cannot be brought under control until a... Read more »

Latta Re-Introduces Legislation to Repeal Automatic Pay Adjustment for Members of Congress

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) introduced a bipartisan bill to repeal the automatic pay adjustment for Members of Congress. “While hardworking families are cutting their own budgets and experiencing a decrease in their wages during these tough economic times, Congress should not receive an automatic pay increase,” said Latta. The current law, which was enacted in 1989, established ... Read more »

Latta Statement on Fiscal Cliff Vote

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) issued the following statement regarding the House vote on H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act: “Tonight, I supported a bill that provides tax relief for hardworking American families, making permanent tax cuts that Republicans originally crafted and enacted in 2001 and 2003, and prevented the largest tax hike in American history. “Besides making perman... Read more »

Latta Calls on President Obama to Freeze Congressional Pay

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) issued the following statement today calling on President Obama to freeze the salaries of Members of Congress and White House staff: “As our nation continues to struggle through this economic downturn and hardworking families are making their own budget cuts, Members of Congress should not receive an automatic pay increase. While our country is faced with a ... Read more »

Spending is the Problem

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This chart, courtesy of the House Budget Committee, clearly shows that even with the president's proposed tax hike, these increased taxes alone won’t address our crippling national debt. We can no longer ignore this serious problem facing our nation – we need real spending reforms to promote job creation and restore economic prosperity. Read more »

Latta Urges Federal Spectrum Clearing

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), along with four other Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to instruct federal agencies to work together to identify federal airwaves that can be cleared and auctioned for mobile broadband. “The incentive auctions included in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 are an importa... Read more »

Ending Red Tape Will Help Create Jobs

| Posted in Opinion Pieces

Every weekend, I have the opportunity to return home from Washington and meet with constituents’ of Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District. The message I have received from them is simple: The American people are tired of policies that continue to prolong our sluggish economy. As part of our Pledge to America, House Republicans have made job creation a priority in addressing America’s economic challe... Read more »

LATTA STATEMENT ON VOTE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act." “Over the past two years, a majority of Americans have made it clear that they opposed the Democrats’ plan for the government takeover of our nation’s health care system. They opposed the non-transparent process under which it ... Read more »

LATTA STATEMENT ON OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement regarding the proposed Omnibus spending bill introduced in the Senate yesterday. “Clearly, Congressional Democrats did not get the message that voters delivered last month. Yesterday, Senate Democrat Leadership introduced a 1,900 page Omnibus spending bill that if passed, would cost approximately $1.2 trillion. Not only does this... Read more »

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