• Fighting for Student Safety

    As the father of four daughters, two of whom are teachers, and a grandfather of eight, school security is an issue that hits very close to home for me. That’s why I introduced the Protecting Our Kids Act (H.R. 5990), which would direct the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Education to work together to provide schools with security guidelines, so that they can protect their students. I will continue fighting to ensure no child goes to school in fear, and no parent sends their child to school with the possibility of never seeing them again.
  • Barletta Bill to Battle Opioid Crisis Heads to the Senate

    Every 25 minutes in the U.S., a baby is born already exposed to drugs and suffering from withdrawal. Every day, 115 Americans die due to the misuse of opioids. Last year, over 5,000 Pennsylvanians died from drug-related overdoses, a 15 percent increase from 2016. It is more important than ever for us to work across the aisle to find solutions. My bipartisan bill, the Treating Barriers to Prosperity Act, will help communities battling the opioid epidemic recover the lost potential for economic growth, while also giving a leg up to those struggling with addiction by breaking down barriers to employment.
  • Saving Taxpayers Billions of Dollars

    As Members of Congress, we have been entrusted with spending the taxpayers’ money, so we must always be looking to find new ways to achieve savings. In my subcommittee, we have already saved $3.7 billion through better management of federal real estate. The government should approach leasing and renovation decisions the way private businesses would – with the bottom line in mind. That's why, most recently, I introduced the REAL Reform Act, which has the potential to save taxpayers more than $500 million annually through a 20 percent reduction in federal lease costs.
  • Correcting an Injustice Against Our Nation's Veterans

    Our national military cemeteries are hallowed ground, and they ought to be treated that way. Our brave men and women have sacrificed so that we may remain free, and they should be afforded every right, privilege, and honor they have earned. The cemeteries we reserve for them should not be tainted by those who have been convicted of the most heinous crimes imaginable.
  • Become a Congressional Intern

    My Washington, DC office and district offices in Hazleton, Carlisle, Harrisburg, and Sunbury offer internships throughout the year. Congressional interns have the unique opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of our nation's federal government.

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