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Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today announced that two local fire departments will receive $187,468 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) yesterday voted for a national security funding bill that includes $1.6 billion – the full amount requested by the White House – for the southern border wall, fully funds a 2.4 percent pay raise for our troops, and provides the highest level of funding ever for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The Make America Secure

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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today applauded a recent announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will stop providing Byrne JAG grant funding to sanctuary cities.

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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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