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Rep. Robert Latta

Representative for Ohio’s 5th District

pronounced RAH-bert // LA-tuh

Latta is the representative for Ohio’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Dec 13, 2007. Latta is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Latta.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Latta is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Latta has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 24, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Robert Latta sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Latta was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Latta sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (30%) Environmental Protection (19%) Energy (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Taxation (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Latta’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Latta voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Latta voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Latta voted Aye

Latta voted Aye

Passed 257/167 on Jan 1, 2013.

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Pub.L. 112–240, H.R. 8, 126 Stat. 2313, enacted January 2, 2013) was passed by the United States Congress ...

Latta voted Nay

Latta voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Latta voted Nay

Latta voted Yea

Passed 310/106 on Oct 22, 2009.

Latta voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Dec 2007 to Jun 2019, Latta missed 37 of 8,129 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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