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Rep. Latta votes against Violence Against Women Act PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 01 March 2013 12:05
File photo. Congressman Bob Latta. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Congressman Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, voted "no" on the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday.
Multiple calls and emails were placed to his office, home and cell phone Thursday evening and this morning, but Latta did not respond to requests to explain his vote.
However, his spokesperson, Laura Strange explained that Latta had voted in favor of the House substitution amendment.
His "Constitutional concerns" about the Senate version kept him from voting for the bill, Strange said this morning.
Specifically, she said Latta had concerns about the provisions involving the prosecution of non-Native Americans on Native American lands.
Strange also said that Latta preferred the "broader" interpretation of the House version which provides protection for any victim groups, Strange said.

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