$10M state grant to aid rail bridge project


“This grant would not have happened without the support of Governor Tom Corbett, Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch, and dozens of state and federal elected officials,” Muller said. “I want to thank senators Joseph Scarnati, David Argall, John Yudichak, Pat Browne and John Rafferty; state representatives Mike Carroll, Doyle Heffley, Jerry Knowles and Mike Tobash; Congressmen Lou Barletta and Charlie Dent; and all of the county commissioners in Carbon and Berks Counties.”

Pennsylvania SBDC Recognizes U.S. Congressman Barletta as Small Business Champion

Barletta awarded for pro-business stance by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have named Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, a “Small Business Champion” for his support of small business and aspiring entrepreneurs. Barletta was presented with the award by Pennsylvania SBDC State Director Christian Conroy while visiting Taylor Rental/BX3, a local equipment rental company that specializes in landscaping, environmental and Marcellus Shale-related products.

New FEMA policy stalls flood plain buyouts in Wyoming County


TUNKHANNOCK — The fate of five Wyoming County properties devastated by flooding and approved for federal buyouts hangs in limbo nearly three years after storms swept through the region.

 

A policy issued May 5 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency prohibits buyout money from being spent on homesteads subject to hydraulic fracturing. Such is the case for these five in Wyoming County.

 

At a roundtable discussion organized by U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, Wednesday in Tunkhannock, EMA Director Gene Dziak told federal officials he has nearly 30 properties ruined by flood waters during hurricanes Lee and Irene approved to be bought out.

Barletta talks tough issues with supporters in Edwardsville


EDWARDSVILLE — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta assured supporters Saturday morning that he’s not afraid to take a stand on tough issues.

Barletta and Toomey back VA reform bill


WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-11) and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) recently voted for a bill that will overhaul the Veterans Administration and provide veterans with more responsive and accessible health care, according to statements from their offices.

Plane carrying teens and ICE officials lands at HIA


MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) -

There are a lot of questions surrounding a plan that landed at Harrisburg's airport earlier this week.

Barletta: VA legislation a step in the right direction


WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, said Friday the final passage of legislation that overhauls the Veterans Administration and provide veterans with more responsive and accessible health care "is a big step in the right direction."

Rep. Barletta finds savings in capital projects


WASHINGTON — Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11), proposed 27 resolutions during a recent House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting that would save taxpayers more than $900 million through the better use of federal office space.

9/11 Commission Chairman Agrees with Barletta on Visa Overstays


WASHINGTON - The former Chairman of the 9/11 Commission today agreed with Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, that without a fully functional biometric system to track foreign visitors who overstay their visas, America's borders will never truly be secure. Former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, who led the commission examining the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, told Barletta in a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee that he stands by a similar finding his commission made in their final report in July 2004.

Barletta Seeks Answers on Unaccompanied Minors in PA


WASHINGTON - Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today sent a letter to the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security seeking answers to important questions surrounding the screening and location of unaccompanied minors who have streamed across the United States border with Mexico in recent weeks.  Barletta asked the secretaries if housing sites in Pennsylvania are under consideration, and requested detailed information about health assessments and background checks on the illegal immigrants.

Like Benghazi, Obama's trying to change the subject on the Border Kids - it won't work: Lou Barletta

Op-Ed

Since the recent influx of illegal immigrants began at the southern border, we have heard the Obama administration and its allies blame the situation on people fleeing escalating violence in their home countries in Central America. 

Though the evidence gathered at the border refutes this claim, the story persists in the media and is reminiscent of similar attempts at obfuscation from the administration. 

Congressman On Proposed Immigration Reforms: ‘What The President Wants To Do Is The DREAM Act On Steroids’

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dom Giordano spoke with Congressman Lou Barletta, from Pennsylvania’s 11thDistrict on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about his opposition to an executive order being considered by the White House that would modernize the immigration system.

Representative says Israel could make Gaza a "smoking wasteland"


Barletta recently cosponsored a resolution that reaffirms Israel’s right to defend itself, and he believes it has shown incredible restraint in fighting back: They give ample warning prior to an attack, advising all innocent parties to flee.  

Feds of the roundtable: Agencies to discuss smarter leasing decisions


Are federal agencies embracing or pushing back as the federal government tries to save money on its bloated portfolio of leased properties?

Barletta seeks answers from health, homeland secretaries


 

Barletta continues search to save money


 

Barletta: Use $3.7B to secure border


 

Lou Barletta sees immigration as a border issue

Ex-Hazleton mayor at forefront of latest immigration crisis.

 

Barletta gets award from firefighter group


 

Barletta opposes refugee center


 

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