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Barletta talks with Trump about Labor secretary job

Barletta talks with Trump about Labor secretary job
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Pennsylvania Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden wants Congress to pass abortion bill, pushes for Mideast cease-fire Ex-GOP Rep. Lou Barletta launches bid for Pennsylvania governor Republicans vie for Trump's mantle in Pa. Senate primary MORE, an early supporter of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE, spoke to the president-elect about serving as the secretary of Labor during a Tuesday meeting at Trump Tower in New York. 

“We had a good conversation about a number of issues concerning the country and we talked about the president-elect’s ideas moving forward," Barletta told the press pool in the lobby of Trump's Manhattan building that serves as his residence and unofficial transition headquarters. 
 
Barletta, a member of Trump's transition team, said the pair discussed the secretary of Labor position, as well as a potential position in the Transportation Department. 
 
"I’m going to consider what we talked about. … He knows my background," he said. 
 
The congressman added that the two talked about his "infrastructure plan ... and making sure there’s a smooth transition and the role I could plan either in Congress or as part of his Cabinet.”
 
Barletta had been seen as a potential pick to lead Transportation before Politico reported Tuesday morning said that the slot was given to Elaine Chao, the former secretary of Labor who had also previously served as the deputy secretary for Transportation.  
 
 
The Pennsylvania congressman emerged as one of Trump's top surrogates in the key swing state during both the primary and the general election. Trump became the first Republican to win the state since 1988. 

- Updated at 5:00 p.m.