Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Latta Priorities
The Energy and Commerce Committee passed a number of bipartisan bills to improve health care access for new and expecting mothers, increase rural broadband capabilities, boost our economy, and more.
Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee concluded a two-day markup where members voted to pass a number of bipartisan bills working to improve health care access for new and expecting mothers, increase rural broadband capabilities, boost our economy, and more. Congressman Latta released the following statement at the conclusion of today’s markup:
“The bipartisan bills the Committee passed work to improve the lives of thousands of Americans nationwide. Americans who live in rural communities, including many in Northwest Ohio, deserve to have better access to critical resources that allow people, regardless of where they call home, to receive the care they need and compete in the 21st century economy.
“Specifically, I am proud that with the passage of these bills, we are making it easier for new and expecting mothers in rural communities to access vitally important health care services, increasing opportunities for businesses, allowing students to do their homework online, and ensuring the United States remains a leader in 5G.”
Congressman Latta and Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR02) provided the following joint statement:
“We are moving forward with critical legislation today that will help us achieve a broad range of our shared telecommunications priorities at Energy and Commerce. The bipartisan bills advanced to the House will help expand broadband access in rural America, secure our communications networks, and ensure proper management of federal spectrum resources. We are also moving forward with an agreement that, while not perfect, represents progress on STELAR that we can stand behind. This goes to show what we can achieve when we work together in a bipartisan way.”
The Energy and Commerce Committee voted to send a number of bills to the House of Floor for further consideration, including:
Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH05) serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee as the Republican Leader on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee where he advocates for policies that help consumers, grow the economy and spur innovation. He also serves as an active member of the Consumer, Protection, and Commerce Subcommittee, which he previously chaired, and the Energy Subcommittee.
Congressman Latta has served on all six Energy and Commerce subcommittees. The Energy and Commerce Committee is the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and is vested with the broadest jurisdiction of any congressional authorizing committee.