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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 »

Latta Votes in Favor of Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

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Today, the House passed H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, a bill to remove remaining barriers on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), an original cosponsor of the bill, issued the following statement after its passage: “For four straight years, the Keystone XL pipeline has undergone extensive administrative scrutiny. By continuing to delay a dec... Read more »

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 »

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