Friday, September 16, 2011

Lou Barletta demanding aid for flood victims

Maybe Lou has changed his mind about offsetting disaster relief with cuts to the budget in other areas. I got 2 press releases from Barletta suggesting that he may break from the House GOP leadership and will be the Congressman that we need in a time like this.

Rep. Barletta demands full funding of Disaster Relief Fund

HAZLETONU.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, today sent a letter to Republican leaders in the House demanding that the Disaster Relief Fund be fully funded.

Rep. Barletta sent the letter early Wednesday afternoon to House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers.

"I have been crisscrossing the 11th District since Thursday night. I have spoken with thousands of my neighbors who need help recovering from this epic disaster. I've met with elected officials whose municipal budgets cannot pay for the damage they suffered or the recovery effort. That's why I'm calling on my colleagues in the House to make sure the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania get the assistance they need and deserve," Rep. Barletta said.

Part of the letter he wrote to Speaker John Boehner:

In order to help those, whose lives were torn apart by these unprecedented storms, I ask that you fully fund the Disaster Relief Fund and provide additional emergency resources, as needed. These funds are desperately needed to help those in Northeastern Pennsylvania and others who were victimized by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Together, we need to stand by those were affected and help them as they start to rebuild their homes and lives.

He also wants the Small Business Administration to give our local businesses the same interest rate break that was afforded to Hurricane Katrina victims.

Rep. Barletta working to lower high SBA disaster loan interest rate

“This is a natural disaster. It should not be a money-making operation for the federal government.”


D.B. Echo said...

I hope he's sincere, and I hope he succeeds.

Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

STudents, we can only hope that Mr. Barletta fails.
I am very disappointed in this young man as he has misrepresented himself as a lift yourself up by your own britches type of guy.
Perhaps Mr. Barletta can use a primary challenger?
We will all be the better for it.
Class DIsmissed!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

lOU TOLD sUE hENRY THAT HE WASN'T GOING TO ASK FOR FEDERAL MONEY .... Lian, liar pants on fire! Truth is that Boehner and compoany have given Lou Barletta and Toomey a pass on this. They don't need their votes so they are going to allow these to lock stsep Republicans to put on a show asking for and demanding federal money because it doesn't matter but makes them seem to care at home. Fool me once but not twice my friend. You voted to kill Medicare and as the godfather said, "This I will not forgive!"

Anonymous said...

Lou has my support for the vote on killing medicare, but asking for funds for people to rebuild in the flood zone, only to more than likely be flooded again, so they can get more government money to rebuild again; is not smart or compassionate. I recall many times liberals on local talk radio yelling that those in area prone to earthquakes, wild fires, hurricanes and mudslides should not be bailed out because those people chose to continue to live there. Funny, these same people are now crying like typical nepaers with their hands out,wanting to be bailed of for their own decision.
The compassionate decision would be to allow people to rebuild, move or default on their mortgages and pick themselves up and rebuild their lives on their own; not steal from other citizens to make up for their poor choices.