Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we’re chatting with Rep. Lou Barletta. It turns out that the Pennsylvania Republican is a fan of MGD, the Gipper and Jimmy Stewart.
Q: What team do you think will win the Stanley Cup?
A: Right now, I’m more excited to see the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins win the Calder Cup!
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (aside from your family), who would it be and why?
A: If we’re allowed to include those who’ve passed away, I would love to have had the opportunity to sit down with Ronald Reagan — a great American, a strong executive and a wonderful communicator.
Q: What’s your favorite drink?
A: I’ve been a big fan of Miller Genuine Draft since college, but I also love a good Yuengling.
Q: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
A: “It’s A Wonderful Life” is a terrific movie that really drives home the importance of family, community and doing the right thing in the face of adversity.
Q: Who’s your best friend in Congress?
A: While I’m close with the members of the Pennsylvania delegation, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) has been a terrific help to me in these first few weeks in office.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.