• First came the flag bearers, then the bagpipers, then the riflemen — all marching along a new brick walkway flanked by flowers and benches, toward a monument to Hazleton’s hometown heroes, including two who never returned from Vietnam. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, presented flags from the Capitol in honor of the fallen Hazleton servicemen, whom he said “died defending our freedom.” Read more by clicking here.

  • U.S. Representative Lou Barletta (R-11) stopped in Newville Friday to tour the fire company, the police station, and downtown businesses. Barletta started his afternoon in Newville by eating lunch at Jaymee Lee’s Diner on High Street. He ate with several local officials, including State Rep. Stephen Bloom, and Cumberland County Commissioner Barbara Cross. Read more by clicking here.

  • U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, said today that he will introduce a bill that will give municipalities and states a say in whether the federal government can house immigrant children in their communities through programs that have brought at least 456 young people to five centers in Pennsylvania and four teenagers to the Hazleton Area School District. As upwards of 60,000 children and teenagers streamed across the southern border this year, the federal government has scrambled for ways to house … read more