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Dec 22, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced that two local fire departments will receive a total of almost $73,000 in grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

Dec 14, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, commended the decision by the U.S. Postal Service to delay closing any mail processing facilities or post offices until May 2012 to allow Congress time to work on a plan to save the service.

Dec 13, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced that two local fire departments will receive a total of almost $300,000 in grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

The Scranton Fire Department will receive $160,000.

Dec 9, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced that two dozen flood-prone homes in the Borough of Shickshinny will be bought out at a total project cost of more than $2.1 million.

The homes will be acquired and demolished to reduce future flood damage.

Dec 8, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, praised the passage of a bill that will ban so-called bath salts and other synthetic drug substitutes.

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Dec 7, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Lou Barletta, PA-11, and Tom Marino, PA-10, submitted a letter to U.S. Postal Service officials in support of continuing operations at the Scranton and Williamsport processing and distribution facilities.

Dec 6, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, proudly announced the students from the 11th District who he is nominating to the United States service academies.

Dec 4, 2011 Press Release

HAZLETON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced that two of his district offices will be collection sites for this year’s United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

New, unwrapped toys will be collected at Rep. Barletta’s Wilkes-Barre and Taylor offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The addresses of those offices are:

Dec 2, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, is the lead Republican sponsor of the bipartisan “Safe Roads for America Act” (H.R. 3536), which improves the brightness and size (retro-reflectivity) of traffic signs so drivers can see them more clearly at night.

Rep. Hank Johnson, Democrat, GA-4, introduced the bill.

Nov 18, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, was proud to vote for H.J. Res. 2, “Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”

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