Barletta Statement on House Leadership Elections

Jun 19, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today issued a statement regarding the elections for leadership positions within the House of Representatives Republican Caucus.  Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy, CA-23, as Majority Leader and Rep. Steve Scalise, LA-1, as Majority Whip.

Barletta’s statement is as follows:

“I have great respect for both Congressman McCarthy and Congressman Scalise, and I congratulate them on their elections to their new leadership posts.  Having spoken to both of them in advance of their selection, I am confident that they fully understand my positions on issues that will meet the needs of the people of the 11th District of Pennsylvania.  I look forward to working with them both.

“I join the rest of my colleagues in thanking former Majority Leader Eric Cantor for his tireless work on behalf of our caucus, the entire Congress, and the nation.  His leadership has been invaluable.”