• I am writing in response to inaccurate claims made by Mike Marsicano about Congressman Lou Barletta in a recent article (Press Enterprise, July 10). As a county commissioner who has worked closely with Lou and his office, I know firsthand that he is making real progress for our communities. Lou was instrumental in securing a $15 million federal grant for the construction of the Bloomsburg Flood Wall. He brought members of House leadership, including former Speaker John Boehner, to Bloomsburg to … read more

  • Originally published in the Daily Item. I’m writing in response to Richard Yost’s recent letter (“Challengers Emerge,” June 24) which wrongly portrayed Congressman Lou Barletta’s record of service. In fact, as member of my local volunteer fire department and several volunteer fire services groups nationally, I know first-hand that Lou is fighting for the communities he represents. I met Lou during a firefighter’s parade in Mechanicsburg in September of 2013. It was then that I brought to his attention that … read more

  • Rep. Lou Barletta on Tuesday hailed the signing of pipeline safety legislation into law, noting that it included his language that protects the ability of states to use their own inspectors when dealing with federal agencies. President Barack Obama has signed the Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act, which reauthorizes the pipeline safety program administered by the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). “In Pennsylvania, our Public Utility Commission has been trying to … read more