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Latta voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
Latta voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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====National security====
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Latta voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{Support vote}} Latta voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Latta voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Economy====
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=====Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination=====
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{{Support vote}} Latta voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{Support vote}} Latta voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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{{Support vote}} Latta voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Votesmart,'' "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{Support vote}} Latta voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==

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Robert E. Latta
Bob Latta.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPaul Gillmor (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedDecember 11, 2007
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,614,183
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, Ohio State House of Representatives
2001-2007
Senator, Ohio State Senate
1997-2000
Commissioner, Wood County
1991-1996
Education
Bachelor'sBowling Green State University, 1978
J.D.University of Toledo, College of Law, 1981
Personal
BirthdayApril 18, 1956
Place of birthBluffton, OH
Net worth$2,247,020
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Robert E. Latta (b. April 18, 1956) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Latta was first elected in 2007. He won re-election in 2012.

Previously, Latta served in the Ohio State Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Latta is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bonner's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1978: Graduated from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • 1981: Graduated from University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1991-1996: Served as Commissioner, Wood County, Ohio
  • 1997-2000: Served as member, Ohio state senate
  • 2001-2007: Served as member, Ohio state house of representatives
  • 2007-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Latta serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

  • Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Economy
    • Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce)

Issues

Legislative actions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Latta voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[3]

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Latta's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Latta voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[6]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Latta voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[7]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Latta voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Latta voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[9]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Latta voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[10] The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Latta voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[12]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Latta voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[13]

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Latta was re-elected.[14] Latta was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 5th District. He defeated Bob Wallis in the primary.[15] He faced Angela Zimmann and Eric Eberly in the November 6, 2012 general election.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013.[16] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[16]

U.S. House, Ohio District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Angela Zimmann 39.2% 137,806
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert E. Latta Incumbent 57.3% 201,514
     Libertarian Eric Eberly 3.6% 12,558
Total Votes 351,878
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Ohio's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Latta Incumbent 82.6% 75,889
Bob Wallis 17.4% 15,976
Total Votes 91,865

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Latta is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Latta raised a total of $3,614,183 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[19]

Bob Latta's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 5) Won $1,111,742
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 5) Won $591,070
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 5) Won $1,911,371
Grand Total Raised $3,614,183

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Latta’s reports.[20]

Robert E. Latta (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$53,387.58$33,777.54$(23,056.17)$64,108.95
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$64,108.95$155,741.00$(33,927.19)$185,922.76
Running totals
$189,518.54$(56,983.36)


2012

Breakdown of the source of Latta's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Latta won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Latta's campaign committee raised a total of $1,111,742 and spent $1,284,548.[23]

Cost per vote

Latta spent $6.38 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Latta won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Latta's campaign committee raised a total of $591,070 and spent $440,335.[24]

His top 5 contributors between 2009 - 2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Latta is a "far-right Republican leader," as of June 20, 2013.[25]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[26]

Latta most often votes with:

Latta least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Latta missed 18 of 4,084 roll call votes from Dec 2007 to Apr 2013, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[27]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Latta paid his congressional staff a total of $895,269 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[28]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Latta's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,259,040 to $3,235,000. That averages to $2,247,020, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 2.22% from 2010.[29]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Latta's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,345,035 to $3,251,000. This averages out to $2,298,017.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[30]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Latta tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 88th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[31]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Latta was tied with nine other members of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 1st in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[32]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Robert E. Latta voted with the Republican Party 98.4% of the time, which ranked 11th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[33]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress "Latta," Accessed June 20, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  15. AP "Primary Results 2012" Accessed May 30, 2013
  16. 16.0 16.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Robert Latta" Accessed March 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Robert E. Latta Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "Robert E. Latta April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Robert E. Latta July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Robert Latta 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Robert E. Latta 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  25. Gov Track "Robert Latta," Accessed June 20, 2013
  26. OpenCongress, "Robert Latta," Accessed August 8, 2013
  27. GovTrack, "Robert Latta" Accessed April 2013
  28. LegiStorm, "Robert E. Latta," Accessed September 25, 2012
  29. OpenSecrets.org "Robert E. Latta (R-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Robert E. Latta (R-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  31. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  32. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Gillmor
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 5
2007–present
Succeeded by
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