Market Collapse and Credit Crunch

I have a hard time putting all the responsibility for the stock market/financial market on the Republicans. We were warned by McCain in 2005 and by the Bush administration at least 17 times in the past 8 years of the danger of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan practices. Other warnings go back to as early as 1995. It is not the deregulation of the stock market that has produced this problem.

Kaptur says 'don't be led by fear' on Good Morning America

  She called on the Bush administration to get the Securities and Exchange Commission to change accounting rules to loosen up the credit crunch.

Latta's Statement on HB 3997


WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following
statement after the House of Representatives considered H.R. 3997, the
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

"Thanks to the hard work of Leader John Boehner and House Republican
leadership, this bill has been tremendously improved upon from were it

Kucinich: Bailout 'Driven by Fear Not Fact'


S. 190 [109th]: Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005

Before some dolt tries to blame Republicans for the banking meltdown, look closely at the sponsors and co-sponsors of this bill introduced in 2005 and which NEVER made it to a vote because ht was voted down ACROSS PARTY LINES. And who is the majority in Congress?

S. 190 [109th]: Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005

Need for heating help rising amid federal fund cut

With rising fuel costs and a stagnating economy, officials are anticipating more people will need help paying their home heating bills this winter through HEAP, the Home Energy Assistance Program.

But federal funding for the program has declined, meaning Ohio has about $55 million less than it did last year, said Chris Kozak, spokesman for Columbia Gas.

Kaptur says banks are coming back to momma - obviously hates the banks - must see

Latta says Kaptur signed energy bill is sham

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following
statement regarding H.R. 6899, a bill produced by the House Democrat
leadership attempting to address the current energy crisis our country
is facing.

"Speaker Pelosi and the House Democrat leadership produced a sham of an
energy bill and tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the American

Bob Latta wants to up reimbursement for meal volunteers

EVENT SUMMARY: Congressman Latta will meet with representatives from
area home meal delivery programs to discuss H.R. 6675 and bring
awareness to this important legislation.

H.R. 6675 is a bill that would increase the standard charitable mileage
rate tax deduction for volunteers who deliver meals to elderly,
disabled, frail, or at risk individuals. High gas prices have recently

Even GOP says McCain must accept earmarks

Out on the stump, John McCain gets wild applause each time he promises as president to veto every spending bill that contains an earmark.

But McCain will find it almost impossible to live up to his vow, and gridlock would result if Congress refused to go along with such an executive branch power grab.

And that’s what members of McCain’s own party are saying.

New rules would give FBI more freedom in U.S. operations

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is finalizing rules that would allow FBI agents to solicit informants and use other new techniques to bolster the agency's intelligence-gathering operation in the United States, officials said Friday.

Emergency meeting held to discuss Lehman Brothers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York held an emergency meeting Friday night with top Washington policymakers and major financial institutions to discuss the future of Lehman Brothers.

FY2009 Appropriations Bills: TCS Analyses and Earmark Databases

The following are links to TCS's analysis and database for each of the FY09 appropriations bills. (Note: With the exception of House Military Construction, which passed the full House, all databases are of earmarks in the committee-passed versions)

Biden for VP? What do you think?

Obama choose Biden on Saturday morning. What do you think about Joe Biden for VP?


Congressmen Continue to call for “All of the Above” Energy Policy

BOWLING GREEN- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) toured Wednesday three alternative energy sites in Ohio’s Fifth District, highlighting the House Republicans’ “All of the Above” energy plan.


WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and House Republican
Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, August
20, at 4:15 P.M. during their tour of alternative energy facilities in
Ohio's Fifth Congressional District. The press conference will take
place at the AMP-Ohio JV-6 wind turbines located on U.S. Route 6 in

Leavitt to introduce job training program and request scholarships for students with 3.0


Bradley S. Leavitt, Congressional Candidate for Ohio’s Ninth District, will hold press conferences on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. These conferences will be scheduled as follows:

9:00 am The Employment netWork

Troy Neff Show: Congressman Bob Latta talks about the energy protest in Washington

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will return to Washington today,
Tuesday August 12, to participate in the ongoing protest on the House floor
organized by House Republicans to call for a vote on energy reform legislation...

Kaptur's first electronic newsletter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our first electronic newsletter. I look forward to the opportunity to share information with you through this additional outreach service.

With the “dog days” of summer upon us, many Northern Ohio families will take vacations. Unfortunately, fuel costs are cramping travel plans.

ANALYSIS-US oil firms seek drilling access, but exports soar

A record 1.6 million barrels a day in U.S. refined petroleum products were exported during the first four months of this year, up 33 percent from 1.2 million barrels a day over the same period in 2007. Shipments this February topped 1.8 million barrels a day for the first time during any month, according to final numbers from the Energy Department.

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