• U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta on Wednesday was released from hospital, two days after undergoing emergency surgery to remove a blockage from a carotid artery. Barletta communications director Tim Murtaugh said Barletta, 58, had been released from Hershey Medical Center and was resting comfortably in his Hazleton home. “He is doing just fine and is fully able to continue to serve the people of the 11th District following his re-election last night,” Murtaugh said. … Read more here.

  • Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) asked the Obama administration to confirm whether it requested stock for new green cards in anticipation of an executive action on immigration. … In a letterĀ made public Friday to USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez, Barletta questioned whether the Obama administration could actually keep up with the number of work permits, noting that it approved about 1.5 million requests for employment authorizations in 2013. “Issuing work permits and green cards at these advertised levels would represent an astounding … read more

  • Check out Congressman Barletta’s appearance on “Meet the Candidates” with Jayne Ann Bugda and Eyewitness News, here.