• Candidates speaking at the Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services building Thursday evening agreed on one thing: the United States’ government is broken. Each offered their ideas about how to begin fixing it. … Barletta and Ostrowski spoke next, tackling immigration and education early on. Barletta re-affirmed his belief that immigration reform is needed and that those in the country illegally should be deported. He also said he is working to save taxpayers money. “I realized that Washington is broken in … read more

  • Rep. Lou Barletta said his record on fighting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is without question. He’s voted more than 50 times to “defund, derail, dismantle” President Obama’s signature law reforming health care. But what Barletta wasn’t willing to do, he said, was shut down the government if the president didn’t repeal the law, as the more conservative wing of his party pressed for last year. “It had no chance of passing – it had no chance – so why … read more

  • WASHINGTON—The White House on Wednesday acknowledged shortcomings in the administration’s response to Ebola after a second Texas health-care worker was diagnosed with the virus. … Mr. Earnest said the U.S. isn’t currently considering a travel ban on flights originating from West Africa, where Ebola has become an epidemic. Rep. Lou Barletta (R., Pa.) was among the lawmakers on Wednesday who reiterated calls for such a ban. “Unless we take the basic step of controlling access to this country, we are … read more