• … Cliff Miller from the Columbia County Farm Bureau presented Barletta with the Friend of Farm Bureau award for supporting policies that eliminate excessive regulations on agriculture and help American farmers remain competitive. … “Agriculture is a major industry and job provider in Pennsylvania,” Barletta said. “We cannot let excessive regulations — such as the expansion of federal water to include mud puddles and ditches — to drive Pennsylvania farms out of business.” … Read more here.

  • … Lawler, now 93, had never been on a plane, but he soon found himself shipping off to Florida to train to become a fighter pilot. And by all accounts, he was a pretty darn good one, too. Lawler, now a resident of The Bridges at Bent Creek in Mechanicsburg, shot down 11 enemy planes, which makes him a double ace, and the last living double ace in Pennsylvania. U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta presented Lawler with a Congressional Recognition Certificate for his … read more

  • U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta on Saturday urged Republicans to resist calls to soften their stance on illegal immigration, saying their opposition to President Obama’s policies won’t doom national campaigns by alienating Hispanics. Barletta, speaking to more than 150 Republicans in a ballroom at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh overlooking Point State Park, said he won a third term as mayor of Hazleton after pushing through a controversial law penalizing businesses and landlords who hired or housed illegal immigrants. “My city was … read more