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


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


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


Rep.Barletta Wants Answers


Barletta: Agency eyes Altamont as refugee center

The crisis of unaccompanied children streaming from Mexico and Central America across our nation’s southern border could go from a problem 2,000 miles away to one in downtown Hazleton, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said during a press conference Monday morning.

Among the potential sites for detention centers for these children is the former MinSec and CEC facility in the Altamont Building in downtown Hazleton, according to Barletta, R-11. The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, which works with the Department of Health and Human Services as it takes the children from U.S. border patrol agents, is eying the former halfway house, the congressman said.


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Press Conference on Border Crisis


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