STEELTON, PA –The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today presented Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) a “2015 Congressional Steel Champion Award” for his dedication to the American steel industry and its workers.
AISI president and CEO Thomas J. Gibson was joined by General Manager of ArcelorMittal Steelton, Steve Taylor, in presenting the award during the congressman’s visit to the Steelton facility today where he toured the mill and met with many of the more than 650 employees. Barletta received the award in recognition of his strong support of the steel industry, including recent efforts that resulted in the enactment of legislation to improve antidumping and countervailing duty laws, and his leadership on the ENFORCE Act to improve the process to ensure the laws against unfair trade are strictly enforced.
WASHINGTON – Representatives Lou Barletta, PA-11, and Tom Marino, PA-10, Friday voted in favor of H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, and H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
H.R. 3134 passed the House by a vote of 241-to-187, with one member voting present. H.R. 3504 passed by a vote of 248-to-177.
SUNBURY — Nearly 100 Valley residents attending a Wednesday flood mitigation workshop learned that some who hold policies in the National Flood Insurance Program can reduce their premiums up to 45 percent, according to U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, who hosted the seminar.
“I was here after Irene and Lee, and I saw people in tears,” Barletta told the group in the Degenstein Community Library. “Terrible floods don’t care who they’re hurting. I saw the range of it, from an elderly man to a young couple who had just gotten married. These disasters can take lives and also strip away all of people’s possessions. This conversation is about being ready before they strike.”
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-11) recently visited the Volvo Construction Equipment Customer Center in Shippensburg to roll up his sleeves and relive his days of driving heavy equipment. Volvo CE officials urged him to keep his sleeves rolled up in Congress to continue working on a long-term transportation bill.
CARLISLE — Cumberland Goodwill Emergency Medical Services will no longer have to worry about missing equipment from the station’s ambulances.
Cumberland Goodwill EMS, joined by Sen. Patricia H. Vance and Congressman Lou Barletta, recognized the awarding of a federal assistance to firefighters grant, totaling $37,728, to the Carlisle station by FEMA.
The grant will fund the station’s Community Paramedicine/Mobile Integrated Healthcare program, Cumberland Goodwill EMS Chief Robert Pine said, and will also go towards funding the purchase of emergency equipment for the program.
NORTHMORELAND TWP. — Connor Jenkins never met a member of the U.S. Congress before Monday.
That changed when he gave a personal tour to U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta. He showed Barletta around the Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company headquarters, from the bunkhouse to the fire apparatus in the garage. Jenkins, 16, is a junior volunteer firefighter for the township.
“It was definitely something different,” he said.
Before the tour, Barletta, PA-11, met with fire chiefs and junior firefighters from Northmoreland, Kunkle Fire Company, and Triton Hose companies. He discussed his legislation to protect volunteer fire companies from the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obamacare.
Congressman Lou Barletta, who represents the Cumberland County portion of Shippensburg in Washington, D.C., meets with local constituents in a free luncheon Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Premier Events, 429 E. Orange St., Shippensburg.
Barletta’s District 11 extends through nine Pennsylvania counties from Wyoming County in the north southward through Cumberland County.
Having lived through much of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, I can remember being taught to “duck and cover” under my desk in elementary school to practice for the feared nuclear attack.
I am reminded of those days again as I have learned more about the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, and I fear we will one day soon have to teach children how to hide under classroom furniture in a futile attempt to avoid falling bombs.
There are many reasons to oppose the deal which purports to freeze Iran’s nuclear program, but the simplest one boils down to this: Iran cannot be trusted. The mullahs who run the Islamic dictatorship are the chief state sponsors of terrorism in the world today.
The Middle East has long been the world’s most volatile region, even without Iranian nuclear capability.