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Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – During today’s House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing exploring state and local implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) highlighted how afterschool programs, like the SHINE afterschool program in northeast Pennsylvania, are contributing to student success, and questioned how state ESSA p

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Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today highlighted the need for stronger safety measures along highway work zones in the wake of the death of a PennDOT contractor who was struck and killed by a car as he was setting up a construction zone on Interstate-81 in Franklin County.

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Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today led a hearing examining ways to save taxpayers billions of dollars by implementing legislation to streamline the disposal of excess federal real estate.  The Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act (FASTA), which was signed into law in December 2016, creates a six-year pilot program to sell up to $8 bill

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Jul 11, 2017 Press Release

HAZLETON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today released the following statement regarding a federal jury’s decision to sentence Jessie Con-ui to life in prison for the murder of Eric Williams.  Williams, a Nanticoke native and Senior Correctional Officer at the United States Prison at Canaan, was murdered by convicted gang assassin Jessie Con-ui while on duty in 2013.  Con-u

Jul 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today scored victory with a new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policy allowing property owners greater control of underground oil, gas, or mineral rights that include hydraulic fracturing on property acquired with FEMA mitigation funds.  Barletta in 2014 sent then-FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate a

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Jun 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today was one of four U.S. House members who met at the White House with President Donald J.

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Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) tomorrow will once again participate in the annual “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” Radio Row event, hosted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).  Barletta, a national leader in the effort to combat illegal immigration, will join radio hosts from across the country to discuss the problem of illegal immigrat

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Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today successfully added two amendments to a major piece of aviation legislation in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  Barletta’s first amendment boosts Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding to help airports deal with the backlog of needed infrastructure projects.  The second amendment requires

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