HAZLETON -- Congressman Lou Barletta has announced he is turning down an offer from Donald Trump to join his administration.
Barletta was at Trump Tower meeting with the president-elect last week. He said then he was asked to consider the position of Secretary of Labor.
Thursday morning, Barletta issued a statement saying he will remain in Congress and thinks his relationship with Trump will help him have a stronger role there.
Barletta represents Pennsylvania's 11th Legislative District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Barletta was an early supporter of Donald Trump, appearing at rallies with him throughout the campaign, and serving on the presidential transition team.