U.S. Reps. Lou Barletta and Charlie Dent will be sworn in today along with other members of the House, officially assuming representation of parts of the midstate.
Barletta, a Luzerne County-area Republican, will represent the 11th Congressional District, which includes parts of Cumberland and Dauphin counties and a sliver of Perry County.
Rep. Lou Barletta
Dent, a fifth-term lawmaker, assumes jurisdiction of the 15th Congressional District, which includes parts of Lebanon and Dauphin counties.
Lawmakers will be sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner.
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry will be sworn is as the newly elected representative for the 4th Congressional District, which includes Harrisburg, West Shore, and York and Adams counties. Perry was elected to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Todd Platts.
U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, a sixth-term Philadelphia suburbs representative, will now represent eastern Lebanon County as part of his 6th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach
The Pennsylvania Legislature in 2010 redrew congressional district maps, resulting in a vastly changed political landscape.
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