• Sunbury Daily Item Prez fails to trumpet plans to thwart ISIS, GOP says January 13, 2016 By Rick Dandes U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, of Hazleton, said Obama “indulged in a victory lap in his final State of the Union address, despite all of the mounting problems this country faces as a result of decisions he has made over the last seven years.” Obama made a big show of leaving a seat empty to represent victims of gun violence, but … read more

  • The Sentinel Barletta, Perry respond to Obama’s executive action on firearms January 5, 2016 By Sentinel Staff Republican Congressmen Lou Barletta and Scott Perry were quick to respond Tuesday to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on firearms. Both congressmen said the president’s orders wouldn’t have prevented any of the shooting incidents he cited while calling for tougher gun laws. Obama’s executive order expands background checks on buyers by requiring more sellers to register as federally licensed gun dealers. Barletta and … read more

  • The Daily Item Barletta, Marino see full agendas for the new year January 3, 2016 By Francis Scarcella SUNBURY — In the year leading up to re-election, U.S. Reps. Lou Barletta and Tom Marino say they are proud of their accomplishments and are looking forward to 2016, including defeating ISIS. Barletta, R-11, of Hazleton, will continue the fight against illegal immigration, protecting national security interests from refugees and problems with visas, preserving funding for SHINE, preventing heavier trucks from hitting … read more