• 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

  • Citing concerns for public health, Rep. Lou Barletta, on Wednesday joined the growing ranks of Republicans calling on the Obama Administration to restrict travel to and from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. On Wednesday, a second health care worker in Texas was diagnosed with Ebola.  The two medical employees in Dallas were infected after having treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the U.S., after he traveled to this country from Liberia. Barletta, of the 11th … read more