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LATTA OPPOSES DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION DELAY

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after voting against S. 352, the DTV Delay Act.

Squatters "Rights"?

I'm surprised no one else posted this--

Marcy Kaptur tells homeowners facing eviction to exercise their squatter's rights. She told Congress earlier this month, "I say to the American people, you be squatters in your own homes. Don't you leave," and was interviewed by Lou Dobbs last week on the subject.

Read the Blade story here:http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090131/NEWS16/901310383/0/SPORTS08

LATTA ADDRESSES PRO-LIFE GROUP FROM OHIO'S FIFTH DISTRICT

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement today after addressing the March for Life on the National Mall and meeting with pro-life groups from the Fifth District today who traveled to Washington, D.C.

Latta Opposes H.R. 384

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following
statement after voting against H.R. 384, the TARP Reform and
Accountability act.

"I have firmly opposed the Troubled Relief Assets Program (TARP) since
its inclusion in the financial market rescue legislation. The vague
language and lack of accountability within the TARP program raises
serious concerns about how American taxpayer dollars are being spent.
Unfortunately H.R. 384, the TARP Reform and Accountability Act, inflicts
even more harm on American taxpayers and our free-market economy. H.R.

Latta Signs Letter Asking President Obama to Withdraw Pledge to Sign So-Called "Freedom of Choice" Act

House Republicans Ask President Obama to Withdraw Pledge to Sign
So-Called "Freedom of Choice" Act

Pro-Life Legislators Warn Enactment of FOCA Agenda Would Increase
Abortions and Divide America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Led by House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH),
more than 80 House Republican legislators today called on President
Obama to withdraw his pledge to sign the so-called "Freedom of Choice"
Act (FOCA), legislation that would overturn virtually all pro-life laws
nationwide. The request by House GOP legislators comes on the eve of

Rob Portman to announce Senate bid in Toledo tomorrow - Updated

Rob Portman will be in Toledo tomorrow afternoon at Tony Packo’s on Front Street about 5 pm. To announce his run for the US senate seat currently held by Senator George Voinovich.
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ROB PORTMAN LAUNCHES STATEWIDE ANNOUNCEMENT TOUR

Cincinnati, OH - Rob Portman will launch a statewide tour on Wednesday to announce his interest in seeking Senator George Voinovich’s U.S. Senate seat. Senator Voinovich recently announced that he will not be seeking a third term in 2010.

LATTA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION FOR 111TH CONGRESS

WASHINGTON- Earlier today, Congressman Latta (R- Bowling Green)
re-introduced the following legislation he sponsored in the 110th
Congress.

-The TRICARE Continuity of Coverage for National Guard and Reserve
Families Act of 2009, a bill that allows retired members of National
Guard and reserve units with 20 or more years of faithful and honorable
service to purchase healthcare that was available to them during their
time in active service or after they reach 60 years of age. Currently,
members who have retired but are not yet 60 years of age are not

RIP auto bailout -for now

Looks like the auto bailout is DOA - for now.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=6443946&page=1

Latta's Statement on the auto bailout

LATTA STATEMENT ON H.R. 7321

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after the House of Representatives considered H.R. 7321, the Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act.

“The auto industry is a critical segment of our nation’s economy, especially in Ohio. During the testimony from the “Detroit 3” and the drafting of this legislation, important questions remain unanswered that put the American taxpayer at serious risk.

Joe the Plumber vs Kaptur in 2010 a possibility

Joe can put me on his volunteer list.
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Joe Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber," said Friday he may consider running for Congress in 2010, challenging longtime Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) in the Toledo-area district.

Mass GOP group wants Joe the Plumber to run against Kaptur - Updated

Joe the Plumber has gone from a media star to possible political candidate.

Latta's standing firm for taxpayers

“Minority Leader John Boehner and House Republican leadership were successful at turning a bad bill into a better one when the bill was first voted on Monday in the House of Representatives.

Congress approves Big Banking welfare program. American Taxpayers on the hook.

Congress OKs historic bailout bill; Bush signs it
By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press Writers
44 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - With the economy on the brink and elections looming, Congress approved an unprecedented $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry on Friday and sent it to President Bush who quickly signed it.

Tax breaks big and small sweeten financial bailout

WASHINGTON - Wind power developers, disaster victims, college students, teachers and millions of taxpayers and businesses stand to see substantial benefits from the tax relief package that lawmakers added to the huge financial rescue plan.

So will more narrowly focused groups, including motor sports racetrack owners, film producers and bicycle commuters.

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.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/WireStory?id=5917510&page=2

Latta's Statement on HB 3997

LATTA STATEMENT ON H.R. 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'

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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.

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