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Latta Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill Protecting Pipelines and America’s Energy Security

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (OH-05) joined Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) to introduce legislation to prevent President Biden from punitively shutting down safe and existing energy pipelines like Line 5 without Congressional approval. The Protecting International Pipelines for Energy Security (“PIPES”) Act prohibits sole executive authority for revoking permits for the construction or operation ...

Latta Hosts Home Heating Roundtable in Perrysburg

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) hosted a roundtable with members of the propane and natural gas industry from Ohio for a discussion to examine the current challenges facing the home heating industry. The representatives from the natural gas and propane industries discussed with the Congressman topics that include labor, supply chains, supply and demand, government regulations, transportation,...

NEXT STOP, PRESIDENT’S DESK: Latta’s Legislation Supporting Veterans Passes Senate & House

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed S. 894, the Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021, which was introduced by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH). Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) introduced companion legislation, H.R. 2151, in the House earlier this year on March 23, 2021. The Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA...

Latta’s Response to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement in response to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress this evening: “As we take a moment to reflect on the past 100 days, it is abundantly clear President Biden and Vice President Harris’ calls for bipartisan collaboration to tackle our greatest challenges were only talking points. President Biden’s speech tonight even touched on ...

Latta: Unemployment Rates Fall for the Fifth Consecutive Month

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement on the September unemployment rates: “Democrats predicted our unemployment rates would indefinitely skyrocket because of the pandemic, but that is far from the truth thanks to policies set in place and supported by Republicans in Congress and the White House. “In September, our national unemployment rate decreased for the fifth ...

Latta Earns U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” Award

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after today’s announcement of earning the “Spirit of Enterprise” award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his support of pro-business policies in the U.S. House of Representatives throughout 2019: “As businesses of all sizes reopen and adapt their operations in Ohio and across the country, members of Congress must remain committed t...

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...

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...

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...

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