• With passage of the Public Buildings Reform and Savings Act of 2015 Act, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders opened the door to saving billions of taxpayer dollars via federal office space and real estate reforms. House Resolution 2322 provides an overhaul of the General Services Administration (GSA), allowing the agency to improve consolidations, reduce space and take advantage of office space leasing opportunities to save money. Additionally, the law provides for enhanced security at federal buildings. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) … read more

  • In case you missed it, the U.S. House of Representatives last night agreed to remove language from the 2016 defense bill that could have permitted children of undocumented immigrants to serve in the armed forces. Pennsylvania Republicans Lou Barletta and Scott Perry were supporters of the amendment and had last week signed a letter urging House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions to remove the measure from the nearly $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act. The proposal would have impacted undocumented immigrants who … read more

  • U.S. House Representatives Lou Barletta and Scott Perry are among two dozen conservative congressional lawmakers who are calling for the removal of an immigration provision from the massive defense policy bill headed the chamber’s floor next week. Barletta, (R-11th) and Perry (R-4th) joined the other House colleagues in signing a letter to House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions asking that he remove from the nearly $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act an immigration measure that would pave the way for undocumented immigrants … read more