As almost everyone acknowledges, the federal government’s fiscal house is a mess. Spending has gotten out of control and we in the House of Representatives have taken the lead in addressing this problem. On March 21, 2013, I voted for the House budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14). This budget resolution, while not having the force of law, establishes a blueprint for future spending
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today raised important questions about U.S. policy toward illegal immigration and how it affects national security and employment concerns for American workers. During a subcommittee hearing of the Homeland Security Committee, Barletta pointed out that promises made in the 1986 amnesty program have borne out to be hollow.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today released the following statement on the budget plan proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan:
WASHINGTON–U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, today endorsed legislation that would prohibit the federal government from levying a tax on employers for exercising their religious and moral beliefs by not complying with federal mandates under Obamacare.
As you know, on March 1, 2013, sequestration went into effect. Sequestration is a set of automatic across-the-board spending cuts. These cuts, totaling $85 billion for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13), will be divided among various defense and domestic programs. It is important to remember that the Senate and the president have no plan for addressing sequestration, while the House of Representatives
WASHINGTON –Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today released the following statement regarding the release of illegal immigrants in advance of sequestration:
“This reminds me of Fidel Castro’s release of criminals in the Mariel Boatlift in 1980.
Tunkhannock–U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, presented long-overdue medals to four veterans during a ceremony at the Wyoming County Courthouse this morning.
On February 3, 2013, I spoke about immigration reform on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” There is no question that our immigration system is broken and needs to be repaired. But, the truth is, the president’s immigration plan is nothing new. Similar to the Senate plan, it does not address the underlying causes of illegal immigration in our country.
WASHINGTON –Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today reintroduced legislation to protect agents of the Department of Homeland Security who attempt to perform their duties in light of the infamous memorandum from Secretary Janet Napolitano. Under the edicts of the memorandum, dated June 15, 2012, DHS agents were directed to ignore duly passed laws designed to enforce immigration