WASHINGTON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, released the following statement after voting for the historic debt limit deal Monday evening:
This is not a perfect plan, by any stretch. But I cannot let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Today is Day One of changing the way Washington works. Today is Day One of changing the culture of Washington. This is the beginning of changing America’s broken system. No more budget gimmicks. Today, I voted for a plan with real solutions that restores spending discipline to Washington.
WASHINGTON– In a five-minute speech delivered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday morning, Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, said that the response to the looming debt limit crisis is the defining issue of the 112th Congress.
WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced today that several internships are available in both his Washington, D.C., and Northeastern Pennsylvania district offices.
WASHINGTON– As the president and Senate Democrats continue to balk at implementing spending cuts and restoring fiscal sanity to Washington, U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, voted for a plan that cuts next year’s congressional spending by more than 12 percent below President Obama’s request.
WASHINGTON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, has cosponsored a bill that will make sure Social Security, Medicare, and military pay and benefits will not be interrupted if the national debt ceiling is reached.
WASHINGTON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, on Tuesday admonished President Obama for using scare tactics on American senior citizens, military families, veterans, and those who rely on checks from the federal government in order to push the administration’s agenda for tax increases.
WASHINGTON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, joined his colleagues in the House to unveil and support the All Children are Equal (ACE) Act, which would bring more federal education funding to school districts in the 11th Congressional District.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved a new designation for an area of Scranton that will reduce the flood insurance rates for residents.