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Lou Barletta
Lou Barletta.jpeg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 11
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPaul Kanjorski (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.99 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,506,696
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, Hazleton City Council
1998-2000
Mayor, City of Hazleton
Education
High schoolHazleton High School, 1974
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1956
Place of birthHazleton, PA
Net worth$2,083,544.50
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Lou Barletta (b. January 1, 1956, in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Barletta was first elected by voters from Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District in 2010.

Barletta is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Barletta is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Barletta was born and raised in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Hazleton High School in 1974 and majored in elementary education as a student at Bloomsburg State College (now Bloomsburg University). He left school to try out for a Major League Baseball team, but he was released when the team’s management discovered he couldn’t hit a curve ball.[2] Prior to becoming a congressman, Barletta served as mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Barletta's political career:

  • 1998-2000: Served as a member of the Hazleton (Pa.) City Council
  • 2000-2010: Served as Mayor of Hazleton (Pa.)
  • 2011-Present: U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Barletta serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Barletta served on the following committees:

  • Education and the Workforce
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
    • Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Barletta's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Barletta voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[6]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Barletta voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[6]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Barletta voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[7] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[6]

NDAA

Yea3.png Barletta voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[6]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[8] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[9][10] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[10] Barletta voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[11][12] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[12] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[13] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Barletta voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[11]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[14] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[15] Barletta voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[17] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Barletta voted for HR 2775.[18]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Barletta voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[6]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Barletta voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[6]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Barletta voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[6]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Neutral/Abstain Barletta did not vote on House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[6]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[19] Barletta joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[20][21]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png Barletta voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003, while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[22]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Barletta's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Barletta is a Populist-Leaning Conservative. Barletta received a score of 19 percent on social issues and 70 percent on economic issues.[23]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[24]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Neutral
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[23]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

After receiving a classified briefing on September 9, 2013, on a possible U.S. military strike against Syria for its purported chemical weapons attack, Barletta said he could not "in good conscience" vote in favor of such a strike.[25]

“I have too many concerns that have not been addressed," said Barletta. "I do not believe the necessity of American involvement has been demonstrated, nor do I believe that an adequate plan has been offered."[25] Barletta said he did not think the Obama Administration provided a compelling argument that U.S. national security interests were immediately at stake, nor that a failure to attack would cause the country harm in the near future. "I find neither to be the case," Barletta explained in a written statement. "Further, my many questions about the other aspects of a strike have yet to be answered. Al Qaeda appears to be intertwined with the rebel forces, which begs questions about what would happen after a military action."[25]

Statement on government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Barletta switched his stance and announced he no longer supported a bill to reopen the federal government without strings attached. Barletta said on October 8, 2013, that he believed the best chance to win congressional approval of a government funding bill was to attach a provision repealing a medical devices tax that was included in the 2010 health care law.[26][27]

Before the October 1, 2013, shutdown began, Barletta voted with GOP leaders on bills to scale back elements of the law. Then he joined four other Pennsylvania Republicans in breaking party ranks and saying he supported a budget bill without strings attached.[26][27]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lou Barletta endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [28]

Campaign themes

2014

Barletta's campaign website lists the following issues:[29]

  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "Pennsylvania is a world leader in agriculture, a critical industry to both our national security and national economy. Maintaining this position requires that our elected officials do whatever they can to ensure farmers have all the resources they need to do their job effectively."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "America needs a better energy policy. All you have to do is look at what you pay at the pump today compared to the $1.79 you paid for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in January of 2009 to see why."
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "As the mayor of Hazleton, I introduced the Illegal Immigration Relief Act (IIRA) in 2006. This first-of-its-kind legislation cracked down on businesses who knowingly hired illegal immigrants and landlords who knowingly provided refuge to them. This legislation went on to serve as a blueprint for state and local governments across the country."
  • Right to Life
Excerpt: "Simply stated, I am Pro-Life. I believe that innocent life should be protected at every stage of development. I support the restoration of legal protection for innocent human life. I will oppose the efforts of some to increase or expand the protection or establishment of legal euthanasia, abortion, and human cloning."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "As a gun owner, recreational shooter, and an NRA member, I understand the meaning and significance of the Second Amendment. I believe in an individual right to keep, own, and use firearms."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "No matter where they put their boots at night, this nation owes all veterans a debt of gratitude. We owe our veterans the best benefits we can provide."

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Barletta is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Race background

In early 2013, PoliticsPA and The Hill previewed three Pennsylvania races which showed promise for a competitive primary or potential partisan switch. Of the eighteen total House seats up for election in 2014, Republicans currently hold thirteen.

In the 11th District race, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was looking at Chris Carney as a potential challenger to incumbent Lou Barletta; however, Carney declined to enter the race. Barletta will instead face Democrat Andy Ostrowski in the general election.[30]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Barletta ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 11th District. He was unopposed in the April 24, 2012, Republican primary and defeated Gene Stilp (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[31]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gene Stilp 41.5% 118,231
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLou Barletta Incumbent 58.5% 166,967
Total Votes 285,198
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lou Barletta's reports.[35]

Lou Barletta (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2013$7,897.02$116,984.27$(67,731.39)$57,149.90
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2013$57,149.90$228,167.90$(123,782.21)$161,535.59
October Quarterly[38]October 13, 2013$161,535.59$145,523.29$(114,160.81)$192,898.07
Year-End[39]January 31, 2014$192,898$100,957$(130,506)$163,348
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2014$163,348.80$154,446.22$(122,445.38)$195,349.64
Running totals
$746,078.68$(558,625.79)

Comprehensive donor information for Barletta is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Barletta raised a total of $4,506,696 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[41]

Lou Barletta's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 11) Won $1,334,027
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 11) Won $1,253,913
2008 US House (Pennsylvania, District 11) Won $1,324,951
2002 US House (Pennsylvania, District 11) Won $593,805
Grand Total Raised $4,506,696

2012

Breakdown of the source of Barletta's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Barletta won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,334,027 and spent $1,335,284.[42] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[43]

Cost per vote

Barletta spent $7.99 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Barletta won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Barletta's campaign committee raised a total of $1,253,913 and spent $1,254,165.[44]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Barletta's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $751,091 to $3,415,998. That averages to $2,083,544.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Barletta ranked as the 145th most wealthy representative in 2012.[45] Between 2009 and 2012, Barletta's calculated net worth[46] increased by an average of 18 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[47]

Lou Barletta Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$1,343,120
2012$2,083,544
Growth from 2009 to 2012:55%
Average annual growth:18%[48]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[49]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Barletta is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 2014.[50] This was the same rating Barletta received in June 2013.[51]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[52]

Barletta most often votes with:

Barletta least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Barletta missed 46 of 2,682 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.7 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.[53]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Barletta paid his congressional staff a total of $788,475 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[54]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Barletta was one of two members of the House who ranked 183rd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[55]

2012

Barletta ranked 191st in the conservative rankings in 2012.[56]

2011

Barletta ranked 168th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[57]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Lou Barletta voted with the Republican Party 93.1 percent of the time, which ranked 160th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[58]

2013

Lou Barletta voted with the Republican Party 92.0 percent of the time, which ranked 205th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[59]

2011

Lou Barletta voted with the Republican Party 91.2 percent of the time, which ranked 168 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[60]

Personal

Barletta is married to Mary Grace. They have four children.

Recent news

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See also

External links

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  24. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  47. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  48. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  49. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Kanjorski
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 11
2011–present
Succeeded by
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