HAZLETON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today announced that the City of Hazleton Police Department has been awarded a grant of $614,747 under the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. It is a three-year grant for two new full-time officers, covering nearly all salary and benefits. The COPS grant for Hazleton was awarded as part of $
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) backed legislation that delays an Obama Administration rule that would more than double the salary threshold for employees eligible for overtime pay, reducing opportunities for workers and hurting nonprofits, colleges, and universities. Barletta was an original cosponsor of H.R.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today voted to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that clarifies that victims of terrorist attacks may bring civil lawsuits against foreign states and individuals who sponsor, aid, or abet acts of terrorism on American soil. The bill, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (S.2040), narrows
Rep. Barletta (right) and state Sen. Yudichak read to SHINE students at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Wilkes-Barre.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today backed legislation that prohibits the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from taxing medals and awards won by Americans competing in the Olympics or Paralympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee currently awards each American athlete $25,000 for each gold medal, $15,000 for each silver, and $5,000 for each bronze. U.S.
Rep. Barletta was named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business for the third straight Congress.
Rep. Barletta with state Rep. Tarah Toohil, Lori Ogurkis, family, friends, and people associated with Brandon’s Forever Home, recipient of the Angels in Adoption award.
WEATHERLY – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today announced that the Lehigh and Lausanne Rural Volunteer Fire Company in Weatherly will receive a federal grant of $200,000 for the purchase of a new vehicle. The grant was awarded under the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency within the Department of Homeland Se