WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, said Friday’s jobs report showing the national unemployment rate remaining at 9 percent proves President Obama’s economic policies are failing the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Rep. Barletta also called on the U.S. Senate to act on almost two dozen job-creating bills that are stuck in that chamber.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, joined his colleagues in the House yesterday in a bipartisan voice vote to increase the benefits that veterans with service-connected disabilities receive, and to increase the compensation received by survivors of certain veterans.
HAZLETON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, presented long-overdue medals to 86-year-old World War II veteran Albert Everett Jr. of Berwick on Monday.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asking for an explanation as to how the agencies claim a record number of illegal aliens were deported in 2011.
HAZLETON – U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, PA-11, will host his fifth “Home to House” public forum on Monday, October 17, at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers of Hazleton City Hall, 40 North Church Street, Hazleton.
This will be the fifth public forum Rep. Barletta will have held since taking office in January.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, released the following statement on the passage of the EPA Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2250):
Today, I voted to remove burdensome overregulation that would dramatically hurt the Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority project to install a sewage sludge incinerator.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, voted for three new trade agreements Wednesday evening that will create thousands of American jobs and grow the economy, both locally and nationwide.
HAZLETON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, reminded students who are interested in obtaining a nomination from him to one of the five United States service academies must submit a completed application to his office by 5 p.m. Friday, October 7.
HAZLETON – Because U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, strongly supports the extension of Monroe County’s HUBZone status, he recently sent a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Small Business Committee asking that a bill he cosponsored be passed by the full committee.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, introduced a bill that will lower the interest rate of all federal disaster relief loans – to homeowners and to business owners – to 1 percent. The bill has already attracted bipartisan support and cosponsors.