Lou Barletta Finalist for Transportation Secretary

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Congressman Lou Barletta, has been a Trump loyalist since the early days of the primary campaign and now he is a frontrunner for Secretary of Transportation.

Barletta, a Republican from the 11th congressional district, is a member of Trump’s transition team and is now reportedly a frontrunner for secretary of Transportation.

Barletta, who sits on the House Homeland Security and Transportation committees, was an early Trump supporter who became a campaign surrogate and is now serving on the Trump transition team.

Barletta last year was instrumental in getting bipartisan consensus for a five-year transportation bill poised to improve infrastructure, which is a big plan for Trump’s honeymoon period. In December, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which was co-sponsored by Barletta.

Barletta, who a few weeks ago was re-elected for a fourth term, has also been an outspoken advocate of immigration reform and crackdown on illegal immigration.

(h/t Timesleader)

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