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Mar 1, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved legislation Tuesday night that would reduce the federal role in education by dramatically revising the No Child Left Behind education law.

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Feb 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, will again feature local high school artists in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.

Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide annual art event that allows high school students to showcase their artistic ability.

Feb 21, 2012 Press Release

HAZLETON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, presented long-overdue medals to four veterans in the Memorabilia Area of the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday morning.

Feb 17, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, released the following statement on the passage of the payroll tax cut extension (H.R. 3630):

Feb 16, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, blasted policy experts who said potential victims of natural disasters should either move to safer areas or buy more insurance, rather than hope for a low-interest loan from the U.S.

Feb 10, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s “accommodation” regarding mandates in the healthcare law:

President Obama’s announcement does nothing to keep his administration from infringing on the most basic of American rights – the First Amendment right to religious freedom.

Feb 9, 2012 Press Release

HAZLETON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, and state Senator John Yudichak, D-14, announced the second in a series of community discussions to help combat increasing gang activity in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Feb 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, joined other members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation on the House floor Thursday to commemorate the life and accomplishments of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno.

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Feb 8, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, delivered the following remarks Wednesday morning on the floor of the House:

MISTER SPEAKER, a few weeks ago, President Obama stood in this very chamber and spoke about the need for fairness. Fairness, he said, is an American value.

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Feb 7, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced that Neighborhood Housing Services of Lackawanna County will receive a federal grant of $77,500.

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