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Latta: Lowest Unemployment Rate in Nearly Half a Century Shows Pro-Growth Policies are Working

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics September Jobs Report revealed unemployment has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest number since 1969. “Despite the impact of Hurricane Florence, a new jobs report contains more good news for American businesses, workers, and the economy. The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly half ... Read more »

Latta Named a “Guardian of Small Business”

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business organization. Latta received the award based on his 100% pro-small business voting record. Legislation that Latta has supported that would help small businesses include the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a Balanced Budget Amend... Read more »

Latta Helps Pass Regulatory Relief for Community Banks; Increased Protections for Consumers

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in voting to pass S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to provide greater regulatory relief for community banks, protect consumers, and increase access to capital for small businesses this afternoon. The bipartisan legislation, which passed the Senate in March, will now head to the President’s de... Read more »

Latta Supports Legislation Strengthening Career and Technical Education

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) supported passage of the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act to modernize career and technical education (CTE) programs and help students gain the skills and knowledge they need in today’s workforce. The bill, H.R. 2353, brings programs established under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Ac... Read more »

Latta Votes to Support American Jobs, American Ratepayers

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta issued the following statement regarding the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s passage of H.J. Res 71 and H.J. Res 72. The resolutions, which Latta co-sponsored, disapprove of the two final rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and existing power plants. “The President continues to use the EPA to promote a political agenda, and it is har... Read more »

Latta on Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline: "I am deeply disappointed in the President’s decision today to reject the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. After seven years, and five positive economic and environmental assessments from the Administration’s own State Department, the Preside... Read more »

Latta Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline for Jobs and Affordable Energy

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) today released the following statement after joining his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting in support of H.R. 5682, which approves the application to build the Keystone XL pipeline. This is the ninth time the House has said #Yes2Energy by passing legislation to approve the pipeline. “At a time when growing our economy and creating jobs is our nu... Read more »

Latta Supports Legislation to Unleash America’s Energy Potential, Create Jobs

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) today joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in supporting H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act. The legislation includes various energy provisions that will create the infrastructure needed for America to unleash its energy potential, while also creating jobs, lowering energy costs and improving our energ... Read more »

Latta Introduces Legislation to Keep Internet Open and Accessible

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) today introduced legislation to ensure the Internet remains open and free from government interference by limiting the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) authority to regulate broadband under Title II of the Communications Act. The legislation comes after the FCC released a proposal to reclassify broadband Internet access under Title II as a telecommunications s... Read more »

Latta Votes to Protect American Workforce

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) today released the following statement in support of H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers (SAW) Act, which the House passed today. The legislation would reinstate the definition of full-time employment to 40 hours, ultimately protecting jobs and ensuring that the American workforce is not pushed to part-time as employers determine how to pay for the significant cost in... Read more »

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