Tom Marino

Tom Marino

PENNSYLVANIA's 10th DISTRICT

Reps. Marino, DelBene Introduce LEADS Act

2015/02/27

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February 27, 2015

Reps. Marino, DelBene Introduce LEADS Act

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act (LEADS Act) today. The LEADS Act is a simple solution to the all too common and complicated problem of international data storage and governmental access. The legislation balances the critical needs of law enforcement and sovereignty of foreign nations with the importance of respecting privacy and personal information.

This legislation also strengthens the framework of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) by resisting the trend of storing data within each and protection efforts in an era of cloud storage and computing where information exchanges increasingly ignore the confines of traditional international boundaries.

Congressman Marino, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform said the following:

“I am proud to join Congresswoman DelBene in this effort and have great confidence that with her help, our colleagues on both sides of the aisle can join in supporting the LEADS Act. It is an important piece of legislation which has significant and positive implications for law enforcement and private citizens. If we cannot accomplish the act of passing this reasonable legislation, U.S. companies will find it increasingly difficult to compete overseas and online user privacy will diminish.”

Congresswoman DelBene said the following:

“U.S. companies need clear guidelines on when they have to turn over electronic communications to law enforcement if that information is stored abroad. The current uncertainty harms U.S. businesses and their customers, and does not well-serve our foreign relationships,” DelBene said. “The LEADS Act is an important step in solving one of the most challenging issues in the electronic information age, and I look forward to working with stakeholders to pass productive legislation that will give U.S. companies a workable legal framework.”

The following organizations are supporters of the LEADS Act:

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), AT&T, App Association, Apple, Brittenford Systems, The Software Alliance, Carter-McGowan Services Alliance, TechNet, Cisco, Cogent Company, Verizon, Focal Technology, Gruene Technology Group, Hewlett-Packer Company, IBM, Interknowlogy, KDM Consulting, Kumo Technology, ManyWorlds, Inc., Microsoft, National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation, National Association of Manufacturers, Rackspace, Tech Cumulus, Telecommunications Industry Association and Verizon support the legislation.

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REMINDER: Two ‘Coffee with Marino’ Events Tomorrow

2015/02/27

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February 27, 2015

REMINDER: Two ‘Coffee with Marino’ Events Tomorrow

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County will be hosting two constituent meetings this weekend. These meetings, named “Coffee & Conversation”, are part of Congressman Marino’s ongoing commitment to provide the citizens of Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District an opportunity to voice their concerns, share their stories and ask questions.

Pertinent details for the event are listed below:

WHO: Congressman Tom Marino and citizens of the surrounding area

WHAT: Coffee, conversation, and photos

Location 1: Susquehanna County

WHEN: Saturday, February28th, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

WHERE: The Beacon Bar and Grill, 5916 State Route 171, Union Dale, PA 18470

Location 2: Bradford County

WHEN: Saturday, February 28th, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: Fairfield Inn and Suites, 1248 Golden Mile Road, Towanda, PA 18848

Tom will be available to take photos. Attendees should feel free to bring cameras. Photos can be posted to Tom’s Facebook page by sending them to marinopress@mail.house.gov

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Reps. Marino, Lewis, Roskam Introduce Critical Kidney Disease Research Legislation

2015/02/26

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February 26, 2015

Reps. Marino, Lewis, Roskam Introduce Critical Kidney Disease Research Legislation

Washington D.C.—Congressmen Tom Marino (PA-10) and John Lewis (GA-05) reintroduced a critical bill designed to increase access to, and improve critical kidney care, especially in rural and underserved areas. Titled the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2015 seeks to expand coordination between federal agencies that conduct research and provide access assistance for disease treatments while simultaneously stabilizing payment structures for kidney care providers.

The legislation has been endorsed and promoted by Kidney Care Partners, the National Kidney Foundation, the American Kidney Fund, the American Society of Nephrology, Renal Support Network, DaVita, the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association, and U.S. Renal Care.

Congressman Marino said the following regarding the introduction of this bill:

“I am so thankful to my friends and colleagues John Lewis and Peter Roskam who joined me and stuck with this effort since the beginning. We both know how important this bill is to truly unlocking the potential of learning how to treat and ultimately defeat this disease. We will work tirelessly to garner bipartisan support for this bill and seek its passage. There is no doubt kidney disease and chronic kidney disease have changed both of our lives in tremendous, and even painful, ways, but this is our chance to make a real difference - to take the most significant and positive step forward to save lives and make treatments easier on patients and families.”

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Marino Slams FCC’s Proposal to Regulate the Internet

2015/02/26

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February 26, 2015

Marino Slams FCC’s Proposal to Regulate the Internet

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and members of the House Judiciary Committee in signing a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) Tom Wheeler expressing deep concern with the FCC’s approval of net neutrality rules that regulate Internet service.

Marino issued the following statement regarding the FCC’s decision:

“The FCC decision is a slippery slope which ultimately endangers our liberty. The American people have grown weary of this government’s all-out assault on their freedoms – and regulating the internet is just another way this Administration uses the bureaucracy to allow and condone more regulation and government control.  If you believe in a free and open internet then you agree this action must be prevented.  I do not agree with Chairman Wheeler’s heavy handed and brash attempts at achieving so-called ‘net neutrality’ by reclassifying internet services as a utility.”

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the impact of the FCC’s rule change on March 17, 2015. In the letter, the members invited Chairman Wheeler to testify at the upcoming hearing and noted that legislation might be necessary to ensure antitrust laws are the preferred enforcement method against anticompetitive conduct on the Internet.

The  letter was also signed by Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Steve King (R-Iowa), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Ted Poe (R-Texas), Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Mimi Walters (R-Calif.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Dave Trott (R-Mich.), and Mike Bishop (R-Mich.).

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  • On Feb. 26th, 2015 Marino joined fellow House Members in writing the FCC opposing their proposal to regulate the internet. A copy of the letter is attached below.
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Marino Holds Hearing on Puerto Rican Bankruptcy Law

2015/02/26

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February 26, 2015

Marino Holds Hearing on Puerto Rican Bankruptcy Law

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County held a hearing on H.R. 870, the “Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act of 2015”  in the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. If passed, the legislation would provide the government of Puerto Rico with the same authorization state governments currently have by allowing it to permit Puerto Rican municipalities  to restructure their debts under Chapter 9 of the federal Bankruptcy Code in the event of insolvency.

Witnesses testifying before committee members were:

·         Mr. John A. E. Pottow, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

·         Ms. Melba Acosta, President, Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico

·         Mr. Robert Donahue, Managing Director, Municipal Market Analytics

·         Mr. Thomas Moers Mayer, Partner & Co-Chair, Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Chairman Marino said the following after the hearing:

“I want to thank the witnesses for their testimony and expertise. I also want to thank  Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Pierluisi for his spirited support and in-depth knowledge of federal bankruptcy law and its applicability to the situations Puerto Rico’s economy is facing. This hearing has provided useful information to committee members and will serve as an important starting point for further discussions and progressions.”

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2,349 Days of Inaction End in Political Gamesmanship

2015/02/24

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February 24, 2015

2,349 Days of Inaction End in Political Gamesmanship

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Unfortunately I am not surprised. This process has been disappointing from day one; 2,349 days of muddled excuses results in disappointment on an issue that is favored by the American people 2:1, passed each chamber of Congress with wide bipartisan support and would have fueled job creation across the country.

The positives of this project are indisputable. The only negative is this President’s colossal willingness to buckle under pressure from fringe groups within his party. He seems to be clinging to political gamesmanship and theatrics despite the good it will bring to his fellow citizens.

But this fight isn’t over yet.”

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Marino to Host Feb. 23rd Coffee & Conversation Event

2015/02/20

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February 20, 2015

Marino to Host Feb. 23rd Coffee & Conversation Event

Williamsport, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County will host a “Coffee & Conversation” next week as part of his ongoing commitment to provide the citizens of Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District an opportunity to voice their concerns, share their stories and ask questions.

Pertinent details for the event are listed below:

WHO: Congressman Tom Marino and citizens of the surrounding area

WHAT: Coffee, conversation, and photos

WHEN: Monday, February 23, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

WHERE: Best Western Hotel, 7701 West Branch Highway, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Tom will be available to take photos. Attendees should feel free to bring cameras. Photos can be posted to Tom’s Facebook page by sending them to marinopress@mail.house.gov

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Marino Applauds Federal Judge’s Ruling to Halt Executive Amnesty

2015/02/18

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February 17, 2015

Marino Applauds Federal Judge’s Ruling to Halt Executive Amnesty

Williamsport, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas decision to temporarily blocked President Obama’s unilateral immigration actions:

“Today a federal judge in Texas re-enforced a crucial element of our Republic - that the states shall have the power and legal authority, and obligation for that matter, to challenge the constitutionality of a mandate coming from the executive branch. As I have said before, the best way to halt this President's overreach is through our legal system. As a nation rooted in a fundamental belief in the rule of law, this ruling shows the American people that Obama's actions, and our opposition to them, are not mere political gamesmanship, but are instead rooted in fact. Those facts signal the very real and clear danger of allowing this kind of action to go forward. I applaud this ruling and await continued successful arguments and rulings that protect the integrity of our democracy.”

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Marino Announces Feb. 18 Coffee & Conversation Event

2015/02/12

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February 12, 2015

Marino Announces Feb. 18 Coffee & Conversation Event

Williamsport, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County will host a “Coffee & Conversation” next week as part of his ongoing commitment to provide the citizens of Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District an opportunity to voice their concerns, share their stories and ask questions.

Pertinent details for the event are listed below:

WHO: Congressman Tom Marino and citizens of the surrounding area

WHAT: Coffee, conversation, and photos

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE: Peppe's Bistro, Eagle Valley Mall, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Tom will be available to take photos. Attendees should feel free to bring cameras. Photos can be posted to Tom’s Facebook page by sending them to marinopress@mail.house.gov

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You Hold the Keys to Keystone Mr. President, Use that Pen for Jobs

2015/02/11

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February 11, 2015

You Hold the Keys to Keystone Mr. President, Use that Pen for Jobs

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued the following statement after his ‘yes’ vote in the House of Representatives to approve the Senate-passed version of the bill to approve the construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline:

“Surprisingly, taking up a Senate-passed bill is something new. Previous frustrations aside, I believe the Keystone XL legislation about to arrive on President Obama’s desk is genuinely in our best interests. It is commonsense and bipartisan. It is an infrastructure bill that creates thousands of jobs. It will bring billions investments and it has benefits for America and our allies.

As I said before, it is tiresome to continuously champion a project which everyone knows is good for America but I am hopeful the President will do what is right and sign this bill so we can get moving. Mr. President, join us in making America’s priorities, your priorities too. Let’s build it.”

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Contact Information

410 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3731
Fax 202-225-9594
marino.house.gov

Tom Marino came to Congress in January 2011 in much the same way he arrived at other destinations throughout this life: with a sense of purpose, a clear set of goals, and a common-sense approach to finding solution to serious problems.

Though he had previously talked about running for Congress, it wasn’t until he found himself so frustrated by the direction the nation was taking that he declared himself a candidate in early 2010.

He emerged the victor of a three-man Republican primary race and went on to defeat two-term Democrat incumbent Chris Carney by 10 percentage points in November 2010.

With his two children at his side, he was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives on January 5, 2011, becoming part of the largest freshman class in decades.

Tom was re-elected to serve a second term in 2012, receiving 66 percent of the vote in the general election.

Marino maintained his standing on three House committees – Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and the Judiciary – and six subcommittees, two of which he serves as Vice Chairman.

The assignments are a good fit for the attorney who gained a reputation as a tough prosecutor, first as Lycoming County District Attorney and then as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

But when Congressman Marino tells working people that he knows where they are coming from, he means it.

That’s because he is never far from his blue-collar roots and the middle-class Williamsport neighborhood home where his mother still lives.

Tom, one of four children to Vivian Marino and the late Joseph Marino, is a second-generation Italian-American.  His father was a janitor and a fireman and his mother was a homemaker.

Tom married his high school sweetheart, Edie, and went to work in the manufacturing field.  It wasn’t until he was passed over for a promotion that he realized the importance of a college education.

So, at 30 years old, Tom sold his truck and Edie worked full time as he enrolled in college.  Tom earned his bachelor’s and law degrees in five years, attending the former Williamsport Area Community College, Lycoming College and Dickinson School of Law.

He practiced law for several years before being elected to two terms as District Attorney for Lycoming County.  He later served as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, where his name became synonymous with cracking down on organized crime and drug trafficking.  He was the first U.S. Attorney to attend the Top Gun PA X training classes and completed a National Security Seminar at the U.S. Army War College at the Carlisle Barracks.

Tom returned to work as a private-practice attorney for two years before deciding to run for Congress.

Tom and Edie have two adopted children, Chloe and Victor, and live in Cogan Station, Lycoming County.

A three-time cancer survivor, Tom is active in community events and enjoys reading, motorcycle riding, weightlifting, running, and spending time with his family.

Besides his committee work, Tom is involved with a number of congressional caucuses, and serves as Co-Chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, Congressional Kidney Caucus, and the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth.


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