NANTICOKE– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, wants to make sure that senior citizens receive fair and adequate Social Security cost of living increases, so he’s co-sponsored legislation that changes the way the federal government calculates those increases.
HAZLETON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, issued the following statement in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which impacted all five counties of his congressional district:
I want to extend my condolences to the families of those who were killed here in Northeastern Pennsylvania during this storm. They and their families will be in my thoughts and prayers.
WASHINGTON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, a leading voice in the fight against illegal immigration, blasted the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security not to deport illegal aliens.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, cleared up a discrepancy between the amount requested for a project and the amount granted by the Federal Aviation Administration, and that means the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will receive an additional $700,000 for a much-needed improvement project.
WASHINGTON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced that federal and local officials will hold a meeting on Monday, August 22, to discuss the new flood map in Lackawanna County as well as the recent A-99 Flood Zone designation for the City of Scranton.
WASHINGTON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, has voted for at least 15 major bills that will create jobs across Northeastern Pennsylvania and the United States – bills that are designed to roll back the expansive overreach of the federal government and foster a pro-jobs climate.
Rep. Barletta said the following:
WASHINGTON– U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, secured $3 million in funding for a major economic development project in Pittston that will help revitalize and breathe new life into the city’s downtown.
Rep. Barletta worked with the office of Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett to obtain $3 million for Pittston’s Main Street Redevelopment project.
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.