The LuLac Edition #3352, November 17th, 2016
It seems that many people of color as well as women are protesting the election of Donald Trump in major cities across America. Trump was elected with the Electoral vote but lost the popular vote by 1 million votes. Many of the Trump supporters say it is reprehensible for people to protest a President even before he puts his hand on the Bible. But their memory, like oh so much, is so short. A few years ago, these were protesters marching against another newly elected President at the start and during his administration.
The only difference between this year and then is that the Democrats weren’t whining about like these tough guy Trump ites are!
Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the chamber's most experienced foreign policy lawmakers , said the attempt by a foreign country to interfere with the US voting process needs better understanding and a vigorous response.
Graham, wants the hearings to examine all Russia's covert and overt doings in the world. Plus he has the support of colleagues on both sides of the aisle. The hearings could become a source of tension between the GOP and the new President.
Barletta has pushed for the project as Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. He has worked closely with Judge D. Brooks Smith, Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, who had been Chairman of the Committee on Space and Facilities until October 1, 2016. Barletta has also been in close contact with Judge Christopher Conner, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Congress formally appropriates the money for courthouse construction and renovation, but traditionally defers to the judiciary to set the priority order.
“Each bit of good news brings us closer to the day when we can cut the ribbon and open the new courthouse,” Barletta said. “The new courthouse will be an important new facility for Harrisburg, as it will serve as a hub of activity and drive new economic development for the area. I am proud to have been working on this project for a number of years, and I commend Judge Smith, Judge Conner, all of the members of the judiciary, and everyone in Harrisburg who has worked so hard to make the courthouse possible.”
“The rigorous analysis that the judiciary applies to ranking courthouse projects that most merit Congressional funding has resulted in Harrisburg as the top priority for Fiscal Year 2018,” said Judge Smith. “As the former chair of the Judicial Conference's Space and Facilities Committee, I am grateful for the generous support Congress has demonstrated for our courthouse needs; and as the Chief Judge of the Third Circuit, I am pleased that the Harrisburg community can look forward to having a modern and secure courthouse to serve its needs.”
“We are thrilled,” said Judge Conner. “We thank Congressman Barletta for his unwavering support of this important project, and we look forward to the construction of a courthouse that will represent the very best of our federal courthouse facilities.”
In September 2016, Barletta had announced that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had authorized a total of $194,444,000 for the Harrisburg Courthouse. The final step will be the actual appropriation of the funds, a process which will not begin until at least the new year. The amount includes $29.5 million appropriated in Fiscal Year 2016 for partial funding of feasibility studies and preparation work in addition to earlier funding in 2004 of $26 million.
The Harrisburg project includes the design and construction of a courthouse of approximately 243,000 square feet and an estimated 43 parking spaces. The building will contain as many as eight courtrooms, including three for District Judges, two for Senior District Judges, two for Magistrate Judges, and one for Bankruptcy Judges. There had been initial discussions of constructing only an annex to the existing courthouse, but that idea has been shelved in favor of an entirely new courthouse.
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With colder weather moving into our area the needs of those who find themselves homeless are increasing. ECTV Live hosts David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender and program Director Mark Migilore welcome John Gleason of the Keystone Rescue Mission to the show during the week of November 21st. to discuss those issues.
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