• The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans. … U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, embodied the Republican party’s disapproval in a statement Thursday, condemning the court’s decision and throwing his support behind “a market based approach.”   “Obamacare has been a deeply flawed and poorly drafted law since its inception,” Barletta … read more

  • Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today co-sponsored legislation to prohibit the Obama Administration from leasing a new $7.8 million, 11-story building near Washington, DC, which is being planned to house thousands of new government employees to process the president’s illegal executive actions on immigration. Barletta introduced the “No Office Space for Executive Amnesty Act” along with Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX-04). “Although federal judges have blocked President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty for the time being, it is … read more

  • In 1997, with the nation still reeling following the Oklahoma City bombing, many were rightly concerned that convicted terrorist Timothy McVeigh — a Gulf War veteran — would be buried with honors in a military cemetery. To address those fears, Congress passed a law prohibiting those convicted of capital crimes from being buried in Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemeteries or Arlington National Cemetery. Unfortunately, that law has not always been followed, resulting in the hallowed ground of national military cemeteries … read more