WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta has been selected to President-elect Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee.
The team will be led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence and will include three of Trump’s children – Donald, Jr., Eric and Ivanka.
Barletta released the following statement Friday in regards to being named to the transition team:
“It is a great honor to be asked by the next President of the United States to be part of the team that will help put together the new administration to take office in just two months. As I said many times during the campaign, I have seen the ‘Board Room Donald Trump’ when I sat in meetings with him. In those sessions, he always sought the input of those around him and listened to their opinions and ideas. I anticipate that he will expect similar counsel from his transition team. It is an exciting time, as we will be assembling the people who will be tackling the problems facing the country and making America great again. I appreciate the confidence President-Elect Trump has shown in me and I take on the responsibility with humility and the resolve to perform to the best of my abilities.”
Trump spoke with President Barack Obama Thursday at the White House for a 90-minute meeting that Obama called “excellent.”