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Latta Supports Workforce Development Reforms

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted in favor of H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act (Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills), a bill to reform and modernize federal workforce development programs. “Workforce development is critical to revitalizing America’s economy, especially in northwest and west central Ohio, where many small businesses and world-class manufacturing facilities are... Read more »

Latta Statement on November Jobs Report

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) issued the following statement today regarding November’s national unemployment report: “At 7.7%, our nation’s unemployment rate remains too high. It has been continually reported that more and more Americans have given up on looking for work and dropped out of the labor force. While hardworking families are searching for ways to make ends meet, the presiden... Read more »

Latta Statement on October Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Labor Department released its latest jobs number today, reporting the unemployment rate at 7.9 percent. Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) issued the following statement on the October jobs report: “The Obama Administration told us that if we passed a massive federal ‘stimulus’ our unemployment rate would now be below six percent, but instead the unemployment rate remai... Read more »

Latta Receives NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), a member of the House Manufacturing Caucus, has received the National Association Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. Congressman Latta was awarded for his consistent support of policies that enhance the ability of U.S. manufacturers to succeed in the global economy. “With the largest number of manufacturing jobs in Ohio, I a... Read more »

Latta Statement on September Jobs Report

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Today, the Labor Department released its latest jobs numbers, reporting the unemployment rate at 7.8 percent. 114,000 new jobs were added during the month of September, while manufacturing lost 16,000 jobs. Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) issued the following statement on the September jobs report: “Today’s unemployment report is far from the 150,000 new jobs we need to create each month j... Read more »

Latta Statement on Constituent Work Period

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BOWLING GREEN, OH – During the August Constituent Work Period, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) toured 80 factories and businesses, hospitals, farms, and met with constituents across the Fifth Congressional District of Ohio. Read more »

Latta Statement on August Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy created just 96,000 of jobs in the month of August according to a report, released today, by the Labor Department. The unemployment rate remained above eight percent, marking the 43rd consecutive month of unemployment at or above eight percent. Read more »

Latta Statement on July Jobs Number

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The Labor Department released its July jobs report today showing that unemployment has gone up to 8.3 percent, marking 42 consecutive months the U.S. unemployment rate has been at or above 8 percent. Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement on the jobs number report for July: “Millions of Americans are unemployed and more than 40 percent of those who are unemployed ... Read more »

Latta Statement on Senate Democratic Tax Hike

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement on the Senate Democrats' tax measure that passed the Senate on party-line, this Wednesday: “Despite a fragile economy and an unemployment rate that lingers above 8 percent, President Obama and Senate Democrats continue to move forward with their plans to increase taxes on small businesses. An independent study reports that th... Read more »

Latta Votes to Reduce Red Tape on Small Businesses

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) voted in favor of H.R. 4078, the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act. This bill will enact a freeze on economically significant federal regulations, defined as “likely to have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more,” until unemployment reaches six percent or below. “With the unemployment rate still above eight percent, we ... Read more »

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