Bob (Bob) Latta (R-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.6405
FAX: 202.225.1985
District: 419.354.8700
Representative
Room 2467 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3505

Residence: Bowling Green, OH
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Marcia Sloan   DOB: 4/18/1956
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional French Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Republican New Media Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Co-ChairCongressional Grid Innovation Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Propane Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Wi-Fi Caucus
Co-ChairCopper Caucus
FC MemberTire Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberCongressional Lung Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Wounded to Work Caucus
MemberHouse Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydropower Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rare Earth Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Robotics Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberCrop Insurance Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Telehealth Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Marcellus Shale Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nuclear Security Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberRural Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Counties Representing
Defiance / Fulton / Hancock / Hardin / Henry / Lucas / Mercer / Ottawa / Paulding / Putnam / Van Wert / Williams / Wood / Wyandot

Bio

Since 2007, Congressman Bob Latta has served the people of Ohio's Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Latta is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he plays an intricate role in crafting the nation's energy, telecommunications, environment, health care, and interstate commerce policy. Latta is Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, where he advocates for policies that help consumers, grow our economy, and spur innovation.

Latta is also a member of the Subcommittee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, which he chaired last Congress. Along with his committee positions, Congressman Latta is a Deputy Whip and Co-Chairs the Rural Broadband Caucus and the Congressional Propane Caucus.

Throughout his tenure, Congressman Latta has advocated for the interests of the people of Northwest and West Central Ohio through policies that further economic prosperity and job creation. His top priorities include balancing the budget, maintaining a strong national defense, and implementing commonsense government reforms.

Latta believes that hearing from constituents is essential to representing them in Congress and has held more than 1,000 meetings in Ohio's 5th Congressional District since 2012. He also has held more than 130 Courthouse Conference one-on-ones with constituents where he is available to answer questions, discuss issues, and help solve problems with Federal agencies.

Congressman Latta has had more than a dozen bills signed into law during his Congressional tenure.

As a Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Latta worked with his colleagues to pass landmark legislation to combat the opioid crisis. Included in that bill was legislation he authored, the INFO Act, which helps provide needed data and information to those on the front lines of this crisis.

Latta has championed efforts in Congress to protect Lake Erie and improve water infrastructure in Ohio. Latta-authored legislation that was signed into law, the Drinking Water Protection Act, assesses and manages the risk of algal toxins in drinking water. In addition, provisions he authored to provide communities more flexibility to fund water projects were signed into law by President Trump in the 115th Congress.

Latta also wrote the Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals Act, a law that established a tracking system for pharmaceutical drugs through the supply chain to prevent adulterated and counterfeit drugs from endangering Americans.

Other laws that Congressman Latta has authored have ensured Ohioans have access to propane during the coldest parts of the winter, helped farmers use cutting-edge technology, and provided the Department of Homeland Security with needed tools to prevent terrorist attacks.

Latta is a steadfast advocate for our nation's veterans, authoring legislation passed by the House to expedite the processing of VA appeals claims and taking action to ensure Ohio veterans that are suffering from cancer can receive health care closer to home. Latta also wrote legislation to expand access to Tri-Care for national guard members.

Congressman Latta is an avid sportsman and lifelong resident of Northwest Ohio. He and his wife Marcia live in Bowling Green and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Maria.