Barletta Bulletins

Oct 20, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

The current Ebola outbreak originated this past March in Guinea, and, with over 3,400 reported deaths, is the largest outbreak ever documented.  On October 8, the first patient with Ebola in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national visiting family, passed away at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.  Since that time, two of the health care workers who treated Mr.

Oct 6, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

Protecting our Nation Against the Rise of the Islamic State

Sep 15, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

On September 9, I formally introduced legislation to empower governors and local elected officials to control whether or not the federal government can place unaccompanied minors, who have illegally entered the country, into their communities.  H.R.

Sep 8, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

Connecting with You in Pennsylvania’s 11th District

Aug 11, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

House Acts to Stop Relocation of Unaccompanied Minors and Redirects Foreign Aid While the Senate Goes Home

Jul 13, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

Crisis at the Border: Mexico Stops One U.S. Marine, Not 50,000 Children?

Jun 10, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

We just observed Memorial Day a few weeks ago.  It is a holiday to honor those who have given their lives to protect this country.  In all of our armed conflicts, Americans have spilled their blood and given their lives – in many cases on behalf of people in foreign lands they had never met or heard of before.  Our Veterans epitomize what it is to be an American, and we owe them a debt we

May 4, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

Senate Playing Politics with Volunteer Firefighters

Mar 17, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed my legislation to protect volunteer firefighters and emergency responders from the unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. 

Mar 9, 2014 Barletta Bulletin

We May Have Lost a Battle, but We Haven't Lost the War

On March 3, the Supreme Court refused to hear the City of Hazleton’s case, which was in defense of an ordinance I passed while I was mayor.  We said that if you are a landlord or employer, the city would suspend your business license if you knowingly rented to, or hired an illegal immigrant.

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