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  • Lou Barletta: Obama policies favor illegal immigrants over U.S. citizens

    Lou Barletta: Obama policies favor illegal immigrants over U.S. citizens
    We have immigration laws in this country for two basic reasons: to preserve American jobs and to protect national security. President Barack Obama's unlawful executive actions to grant amnesty to at least 5 million illegal immigrants violate both of those principles. Any objective review must find that the president's policies have placed the concerns of those who have broken our laws ahead of the interests of citizens and legal residents of the United States.
  • Barletta bill exempting volunteer firefighters from Obamacare mandate heads back to Senate

    — Republican Pennsylvania congressman Lou Barletta is hoping that the third time is the charm for a bill that cleared the U.S. House on Tuesday. His legislation to ensure that volunteer firefighters are not counted as full-time employees under...

    Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers

    Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers
    — Former Pennsylvania governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge joined with other past and present agency chiefs Wednesday to urge Congress to act on a funding bill before the department runs out of money at midnight Friday. Ridge, a...

    Pa. legislators react to State of the Union speech

    What did local lawmakers think of the president's State of the Union speech? Republican Sen. Pat Toomey:  “His basic proposal is a huge tax increase and massive new spending programs," he told reporters shortly after the speech. "And the...

    Are Republicans ready to try again on immigration reform?

    A year ago, congressional Republicans meeting at a private retreat revolted over their leaders’ ideas for immigration reform. This year, they're ready to try again. Republicans wrapped up their meeting at this chocolate-rich company town with...