• 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

  • HAZLETON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) released the following statement reacting to Donald Trump’s national security speech in the wake of the Orlando shootings: “As investigators continue to gather information about the horrific terror attack in Orlando, I urge everyone to join me in continuing to keep the victims, their families, and the heroic law enforcement officers and first responders in our thoughts and prayers. “The first step to combatting terrorists is recognizing the motivating force behind their actions. Sadly, our … read more

  • By Bill O’Boyle WILKES-BARRE — When Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, became one of the first members of Congress to endorse Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, he went against both the Washington establishment and his own party. Now, Trump has asked Barletta to write a policy paper on illegal immigration. And a Washington Post story claims Barletta is one of Trump’s “most trusted” members of Congress. “I was one of the first to come out and support Trump before it was popular,” … read more