• WILKES-BARRE — Seeking his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Lou Barletta says he has already compiled a solid record of accomplishment.   Barletta, 58 of Hazleton, said in his “two short terms” in Congress he has:   • Reduced the interest loan rate for victims of the 2011 flooding.   • Exempted volunteer fire departments from the insurance requirements that were originally part of the Affordable Care Act.   • Eliminated millions of dollars in federal spending … read more

  • Lou Barletta, R-11, has been a Congressman for four years, but he still economizes like he did as co-owner of a highway marking company and mayor in Hazleton. “Hopefully, I can earn my pay and save the government some money,” Barletta said. Last year after becoming chairman of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, Barletta looked for savings. … Read more here.

  • 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