Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today issued the following statement regarding the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:
"It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Margaret Thatcher. She was a role model for what is possible in life regardless of circumstance and a shining example of what true conviction and hard work can achieve.
"The Iron Lady rose from humble beginnings and helped hoist Great Britain out of stagnant and discouraging economic doldrums. She also stood shoulder to shoulder with Ronald Reagan in the great struggle against the forces that denied personal and economic liberty to individuals in nearly every corner of the planet. With her assistance, great strides were made in spreading democracy, and even the Berlin Wall came down.
"There can be no doubt that she loved her nation and the notion of freedom for people around the world. She truly earned her place among the giants of the 20thCentury. She will be missed, but her memory and accomplishments will be cherished by millions for generations."