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Latta Votes to Pass Appropriations Bill to Increase Troop Pay, Continue Military Rebuild

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in voting to pass H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations bill that funds a 2.6% increase in pay for members of the military, improves readiness, modernizes equipment, and boosts health care programs for troops and their families. The bipartisan legislation passed by a vote of 359-49. “The DoD Appropriations bill last ... Read more »

Latta Meets with Middle East Leaders on Congressional CODEL

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and a bipartisan delegation of United States House members met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi Minister of Defense Irfan al-Hiyali, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, Kuwaiti government officials, and United States military personnel during a Congressional visit to Iraq and Kuwait recently. Latta’s discussions with the leaders of the... Read more »

Medal of Honor Recipient, Senior Chief Edward Byers, Jr., to Join Latta at Presidential Address to Congress

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will be joined by Medal of Honor Recipient and Otsego High School graduate, Senior Chief Edward Byers, Jr., at today’s Presidential Address to a Joint Session of Congress. Chief Byers is one of two recipients of the Medal of Honor currently serving on active duty and is the most decorated living Navy Seal. Byers received the Medal of Honor for his actions du... Read more »

Latta in the Bryan Times: Lack of American Leadership Has Led to Rising World Tensions

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As I traveled around Northwest and West Central Ohio this past August, I continued to hear the same concern from constituents – our country is increasingly less safe and people are worried. Their concerns are founded in a laundry list of international problems; the rise of ISIS, an emboldened Iran that is flaunting U.N. regulations, Russia’s aggressive posture in Eastern Europe, and the recent act... Read more »

Latta Statement on Administration Memo Detailing Political Strategy to Veto Defense Bill

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) issued the following statement in response to the publication of an Obama administration memo that described a political strategy to veto the national defense bill. The memo, which was prepared in May, details efforts by the Pentagon to “play hardball” with Congress over the annual legislation. “While there is plenty of disagreement in Washington, our countr... Read more »

Latta On The State Of The Union Address

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today issued the following statement regarding the President’s final State of the Union address: “For seven years, this President has let events shape him rather than act to define the events that are having an impact on American families across the country. This is not leadership – it is leading from behind at a time we are under great threat. Tonight, the ... Read more »

Latta Votes to Strengthen Visa Waiver Program, Protect National Security

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today voted in support of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act. The bill, cosponsored by Latta, was written to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identify and stop terrorists with Western passports from entering the United States. “The first responsibility of our Federal Government is to keep Americans safe.... Read more »

Latta Sends Letter Urging President to Halt Admission of Syrian, Iraqi Refugees

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) signed a letter to President Obama urging the immediate halt of admissions of refugees from Syria and Iraq into the United States. The bipartisan letter was signed by over a hundred Members of the House of Representatives, and called for admissions of refugees to be suspended until effective vetting and monitoring processes are established, and the Ad... Read more »

Honoring Our Fallen Military Members

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Each Memorial Day, our nation gathers to remember our fallen service men and women and to give thanks for their heroic, selfless acts for our nation. From wars fought on our own soil, to the wars fought around the world, through their bravery and commitment the United States has prevailed and we remain united. May God bless our service men and women – past and present – and their families for the ... Read more »

Latta Introduces a Bill to Honor Military Children

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has introduced H.R. 1889, the Children of Military Service Members Commemorative Lapel Pin Act, which honors children of military service members who serve on active duty for more than 30 days. “Military children and families are often faced with frequent moves, long and short-term absence of a parent, and threats of parental loss in war,” said Congressman L... Read more »

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