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Republican from Ohio

Steve LaTourette, a Republican, is a former member of the House of Representatives from Ohio's 14th Congressional District. He served from 1995 to 2013.

Recent statements involving Steve LaTourette

"Quite frankly, it was during the Bush years of spending, multiplied now by the Obama years that we have this mess."

"The problem with invasive species today in the Great Lakes isn’t ballast water."

"For each $1 billion in infrastructure investment, 42,000 jobs are created."

"If you look at the jobs lost in the private sector as opposed to the job gains in the public sector, it's out of whack. The government's growing and the private economy's shrinking."

"Since the president became the president, we have lost 3.3 million jobs in the private sector. But you know who's done OK and who's not complaining today? The public sector. We've gained 590,000 public sector jobs."

Recent stories featuring Steve LaTourette

Invasive species claim sails onto our favorites list:

Invasive species, like zebra mussels, round gobies and bloody red shrimp, have hitchhiked into the Great Lakes from foreign ports in the ballast water that ships take on for stability.

So we were surprised when Rep. Steve LaTourette commented  that the problem of invasive species in the Great Lakes today was due to ballast. We checked out the claim then. And now we've  picked it as one of our favorites for the year.

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