Congressman Barletta Offers Common-Sense Alternatives To The Continuing Resolution

Feb 17, 2011
Press Release


WASHINGTON – 11th Congressional District Representative Lou Barletta has offered amendments to the Continuing Resolution aimed at protecting the best interests’ of the 11th Congressional District.

“While we can all agree that it’s time for our government to tighten its belt, we must perform due diligence before making cuts that are deeply painful,” Barletta said. “From sustaining a commitment to clean coal research to ensuring that the homes of our most vulnerable stay warm during the winter, I am proud to present alternative solutions for cutting spending by $100 billion without sacrificing our District’s top priorities.

“Necessary and painful decisions will be made in the coming days, weeks and months as we address our nation’s out-of-control spending, and we must remain committed to pursuing cost-neutral alternatives to cutting these critical programs.”

Last night, Congressman Barletta offered cost-neutral alternatives to restore funding to clean coal technology, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Community Development Fund, Community Service Employment for Older Americans and State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance, which would be offset with reductions to the Institute of Peace. Due to a parliamentary rule regarding funding between subcommittees, the amendments were withdrawn. 

This morning, Congressman Barletta stood with 103 of his colleagues to vote to restore $50 million in federal funding to LIHEAP. (HR1, Amendment 565)