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SIGNED INTO LAW: Latta Applauds POTUS Signing the USMCA

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement applauding the President for signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law: “Ohioans from the Fifth Congressional District have told me how important it is to their farms, businesses, and communities to modernize our trade agreements so that we are no longer getting the short end of the deal. There are a num... Read more »

Latta Applauds Passage of the USMCA, A Landmark Trade Agreement

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Once the USMCA is signed into law, the United States can expect $68 billion in new economic activity. Canada is Ohio’s leading trade partner where 39% of the state’s exports totaled to more than $21 billion in revenue in 2018. “We are final... Read more »

Latta Statement on February Jobs Report; Highest Wage Growth in a Decade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement on the February jobs report which showed that wages grew 3.4% in the last year, the highest wage growth in a decade. In addition, unemployment dropped to 3.8%. Job creation was low at 20,000 new jobs after a very strong January jobs report. “Wage growth growing at the fastest rate since 2009 is a major posi... Read more »

Latta: 2018’s Strong Economic Numbers Show the Difference that Pro-Growth Policies Can Make

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement on the Bureau of Economic Analysis numbers which showed 3.1% year-over-year growth (Q4) in 2018 – the highest year-over-year GDP growth in a calendar year since 2005. Gross domestic product growth was 2.9% for all of 2018, matching its highest level since the Bush Administration. “When economic growth is high, it makes a diff... Read more »

Congressman Latta: Focus on Economic Growth Resulting in Most Job Openings in Nearly Two Decades

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is highlighting a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report which showed that job openings jumped 2.4% in December to 7.3 million. That’s the largest number of job openings in the United States since the report was created in 2000. The number of openings also exceeds the number of people looking for work by one million. “7.3 million job ope... Read more »

Latta Statement on Strong October Jobs Report

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Jobs Report showed the creation of 250,000 new jobs, wages up 3.1% over a year ago, and the labor participation rate on the rise. “Another month, another strong jobs report showing that our economy is growing, jobs are being created, and wages are on the rise” said Latta. “From 19... Read more »

Latta: Highest Wage Growth in a Decade Means More Money in the Pockets of Ohioans

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is highlighting economic numbers released from the Labor Department today that show that wages and salaries for private-sector workers have grown 3.1% over the last year, the largest jump since the second quarter of 2008. This comes a day after consumer confidence reached its highest level in nearly two decades and a week after 3rd quarter GDP growth showed ... Read more »

Latta Speaks to Defiance Rotary About the Economy and Legislation to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) addressed the Defiance Rotary yesterday and discussed legislation he authored to combat the opioid epidemic that was recently signed into law. The Indexing, Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids (INFO) Act was included in H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – the most significant legislative effort to address a single drug crisis in U.S. history.... Read more »

Latta Joins Local College Administrators on Tour, Discussion at Bard Manufacturing

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined college administrators on a tour of Bard Manufacturing’s facility and new James R. Bard Innovation Center in Bryan today. Bard Manufacturing Company is a family owned business that engineers and manufacturers precision climate control equipment for the classroom, telecommunications, equipment cooling, and commercial building markets. The new innovatio... Read more »

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