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Rep. Tom Marino Honored with Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence



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Rep. Tom Marino Honored with Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

Nation’s Largest Industrial Trade Association Says Rep. Marino Champion of Manufacturing

Washington, D.C., November 18, 2014 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA-10) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 113th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States.

“Manufacturers in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States are making a comeback, creating jobs, making more products and making them better than ever before,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse. “However, manufacturers are often disproportionately impacted by decisions made by policymakers in Washington. The NAM is proud to stand with lawmakers like Rep. Marino who understand what is at stake and seek to implement policies that will foster innovation, growth and competitiveness.”

Key Votes included in the Voting Record are selected by small, medium and large manufacturing executives who serve on the NAM’s Key Vote Advisory Committee. Additional information on the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence can be found here.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.08 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for two-thirds of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit


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Media Advisory: Rep. Marino’s District Director to Attend “Pocono Proud” Event to Recognize Community Response




November 17, 2014

Rep. Marino’s District Director to Attend “Pocono Proud” Event to Recognize Community Response

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino’s, PA-10, Lycoming County District Director, Dave Weber, will attend the “Pocono Proud” event hosted by local legislators to honor first responders and several other community entities who worked together following the attack on Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove Barracks.

Pertinent details regarding this event are below:

WHO: Dave Weber, District Director for Congressman Tom Marino, Gov. Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan, Sen. Lisa Baker, Sen. John Blake, Sen.-Elect Mario Scavello, Rep. Rosemary Brown, and Rep. Mike Peifer

WHAT: “Pocono Proud” Event to Recognize Community Response

WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

WHERE: Pocono Mountain East Junior High School, Pocono Mountain School Road, Swiftwater, PA

Congressman Marino said the following of his absence at the event:

“I am very upset to be unable to attend. I also want to personally thank law enforcement and the people of these communities for the invitation. My duties in Washington require my attendance here but everyone should know just how proud I am to represent them. The attack on our State Troopers was met with solidarity and teamwork. We should honor everyone who came together. Everyone from business owners to students and law enforcement volunteers worked together in a way that is truly exemplary. I am so proud of their strength and want to thank every person involved with this incredible effort.”


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Marino Joins Letter Urging Abandonment of Proposed WOTUS Rule




November 14, 2014

Marino Joins Letter Urging Abandonment of Proposed WOTUS Rule

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County joined Members of the Pennsylvania Delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives to voice serious concerns regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) proposed “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The rule, if implemented, will unnecessarily expand the power of the agencies to impose restrictions over waters and lands used by farmers and ranchers.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement regarding the proposed rule:

“GT and Pat are spot on with this and I am glad to have signed onto their letter because it is critically important the EPA stops any further rule-making and incursions into the economic life of our communities. In every county of my District, hard-working folks come up to me and say just how invasive the EPA already is. The last thing they need is another rule.

The people of Pennsylvania know how to best protect their environment and waters while still maintaining productivity. The EPA should stay in their lane and make sure rules on the books now are working properly before issuing any new ones.”


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Rep. Marino Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline



November 14, 2014

Rep. Marino Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County joined over 250 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan effort to approve the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. H.R. 5682, to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, was sponsored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and passed by a vote of 252-161-1.

This legislation authorizes the construction, operation and maintenance of the pipeline. Furthermore, the pipeline has met every National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirement and has officially been deemed by the United States Department of State as having limited adverse effects or harm to environments the pipeline is proposed to traverse. The widely bipartisan bill will be sent to the United State Senate for consideration.

Congressman Marino said the following of his vote today and the pipeline project as a whole:

“The Keystone XL will create thousands of jobs, stimulate local economies and generate billions in earnings inside the U.S. Just earlier this week I met with the Canadian Consul General who encouraged greater partnership between our nation and his with regards to energy production. The Canadian Government wants the pipeline and we want it to.

My vote today was one of several similar votes that would have included approval and authorization to build this pipeline. I had absolutely no reservation in casting that vote in the past and was happy to do so today. For me this was not a partisan grudge match, this is a reasonable and common sense vote and many of my Democrat colleagues joined us in support.

Now is the time for the Senate to pass this legislation and the President quit pandering to his radical environmentalist fringe groups and sign this bill into law. It will put more Americans back to work and put more money in the pockets of workers struggling to make ends meet.”


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Media Advisory: Rep. Marino to Speak at Veterans Day Event in Montoursville




November 10, 2014

Rep. Marino to Speak at Veterans Day Event in Montoursville 

Williamsport, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County will provide remarks at the Veterans Day Ceremony in Montoursville, PA to honor America’s service members past and present. Below are details pertinent to the event:

WHO: United States Congressman, Tom Marino, PA-10 and State Representative Garth Everett, 84th District

WHAT: a ceremony to honor and remember all of America’s veterans on the national holiday of Veterans Day

WHEN: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

WHERE: Montoursville Cemetery, 1401 Broad Street, Montoursville, PA 17754 – the Veterans Memorial is located at the southwest corner of the property

Congressman Marino issued the following statement about Veterans Day and his attendance at this event:

“It is a great honor to be invited to speak at this event and I am very appreciative of all the good people in the Montoursville community who came together to plan and host this special event. There are never enough words that hold enough weight to adequately express how deeply appreciative I am for every single veteran, past, present and future who willingly serves or served in defense of our great nation and the ideals we uphold.

These men and women have earned the respect and admiration of the American people tenfold. They and their families have sacrificed so much well-being and contentment in service to the American cause. My hope is every American takes time to thank a uniformed soldier today, or call a family or friend to thank them, or attend an event like the one here in Montoursville to show their gratitude and unwavering support for those who served.”


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Rep. Marino’s RAPID Act Deemed Critical to Reforming America’s Regulatory System




November 7, 2014 

Rep. Marino’s RAPID Act Deemed Critical to Reforming America’s Regulatory System

Speaker Boehner Features H.R. 2641 in ‘5 Points for Jobs’ Plan

Williamsport—In July of 2013, Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County, introduced the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act as a way reform and expedite the approval and completion of critical energy and infrastructure projects. Today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH-08) unveiled the Pillars of a Renewed Majority document which outlines a roadmap consisting of five pillars designed to grow our economy, create jobs and increase opportunity for upcoming generations of Americans.

Speaker Boehner featured Congressman Marino’s RAPID Act as part of that roadmap in which one of the five pillars calls for reform to our regulatory system. Congressman Marino has remained keen on reforming the regulatory structures of the federal government since arriving to the House of Representatives.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement about Boehner’s plan and the inclusion of the RAPID Act within it:

“I am deeply appreciative and encouraged by Speaker Boehner’s inclusion of my RAPID Act within his 5 Pillars. He and I hear from folks in our respective Districts just how stifling the federal government’s regulatory system has become, especially for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Ultimately costs of overkill regulation are passed on to consumers and one glaring example is the energy sector.

I have talked about the vast potential of America’s energy resources and the implications it has abroad for years but unfortunately our government gets in the way of our own successes. The Speaker has talked about this too and through his leadership, the fourth pillar of his plan contains a set of bills, one of which is my RAPID Act, from our colleagues that provides a vision of solutions for how we regain control of an unruly and costly regulatory system.

I introduced the RAPID Act because I witnessed first-hand the effects of overregulation across the 15 counties of my District. And my colleagues in the House could relate those experiences to their constituents as well. That is why the RAPID Act streamlines the regulatory and permitting process establishing reasonable deadlines for reviews of new projects. And it eliminates duplicative processes for environmental reviews while ensuring we remain good stewards of our lands and resources.

Republicans are not obstructionists. We have real reforms and reasonable solutions that benefit every American and the Speaker has done an excellent job articulating that with this plan. I believe we have a mandate to lead and promote these positive and commonsense solutions which can pass both chambers with bipartisan support.”

The RAPID Act passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan majority in March of 2014 by 229 votes to179. A few days later, the RAPID Act was received in the Senate where it has remained without any further consideration or debate.



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Marino Applauds Law Enforcement in Capture of Frein




October 31, 2014

Marino Applauds Law Enforcement in Capture of Frein

Cogan Station, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued the following statement regarding the capture of Eric Frein, the accused gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Troopers just months ago:

“I was relieved to hear that our law enforcement officers had captured Frein yesterday evening. But it is an even bigger relief for the families of Wayne and Pike counties. I have said it before and I will say it again, our state and local law enforcement agencies are some of the best in the country. At every point in my career I have had a chance to work with various agencies from the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshalls, Pennsylvania State Police, local police departments and sheriff’s offices – and I have the up most respect for their work and selfless actions in protecting our communities. They pursued Frein with vigor and used every resource available to them. From initiating and maintaining an effective public communications system to coordination of agencies at every level and locality, they worked tirelessly and it made all the difference. The people of Pennsylvania and the 10th Congressional District should join me in thanking them for their hard work.

Mr. Frein has now been apprehended which means the legal process can begin. I remain appalled by such a senseless and heinous attack but have full confidence that the justice system will find Frein guilty and prosecute him to the fullest extent possible. I applaud the prosecutors for seeking the death penalty.

Lastly I think our children are now safer on this Halloween, particularly in that area, and we should all work together to keep each other safe. My thoughts and prayers are still with the families of our fallen troopers but I hope this is but one step in their healing – knowing justice will be served.”


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Marino Relieved Sergeant Tahmooressi is Coming Home




October 30, 2014

Marino Relieved Sergeant Tahmooressi is Coming Home

Williamsport, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued the following statement regarding the news of Mexico’s decision to release United States Marine Corps. Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi:

“I cannot be happier for Andrew, his mother and the rest of his family and friends. I wish him well and hope he can resume the treatments and care he needs. We should all be very thankful for his service to our nation and our ideals.

That said, I am still deeply troubled and frankly angered by the way the Mexican Government has handled this situation from the beginning. I am at loss for an adequate excuse as to why our Marine was treated this way and why Mexicans authorities would allow such damage and mistrust to fester diplomatically between our two nations. There are still answers we need.

For now, let’s say a prayer for Andrew and his family as well thank every service member for their sacrifices. I hope this never happens again.”


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Rep. Marino Calls for Extending the Section 179 Tax Credit




October 30, 2014

Rep. Marino Calls for Extending the Section 179 Tax Credit

Williamsport, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County led fellow Pennsylvania Republican colleagues in writing a letter to Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise urging them to bring, debate and consider a package of tax extenders that includes the extension of Section 179 small business tax credit. Congressmen Glenn “GT” Thompson, Charlie Dent and Lou Barletta joined Congressman Marino in signing this letter to the House Leadership.

The tax extenders were included in H.R. 4457, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, which passed the House with wide bipartisan support by a vote of 272 to 144. However, this tax credit cannot be allowed to expire because it allows farmers and other small businesses to deduct the cost business related expenses like tractors and productivity equipment up to $500,000.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement regarding the tax extenders and the letter he penned with his colleagues:

“GT, Charlie, Lou and I all agree that extending Section 179 is imperative to the vitality of economic activity in our Districts. The last thing farmers and small businesses need is for their taxes to go up and reliable credits to expire. Our job is to create an environment that allows businesses to maximize their productivity and make profits which create more jobs and create better products for consumers.”

A copy of the letter can be found below.


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Media Advisory: Rep. Marino to Visit Gilson Snowboards




October 23, 2014

Rep. Marino to Visit Gilson Snowboards

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County is scheduled to visit with the owners and operators of Gilson Snowboards to talk about manufacturing, patents and the newest innovations in snowboard technology. The pertinent information about the visit is listed below.

WHO: Representative Tom Marino; Nick Gilson, President and Managing Director; Adam Vanderhyden, VP Information Systems; Austin Royer, VP Product Development; Jared Brett, VP Operations; and Danny Jones, Rider.

WHAT: A site visit, tour and discussion about new technology and patents for entrepreneurs

WHEN: Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

WHERE: 62 Mountain View Road, Winfield, PA 17889

Congressman Marino had this to say ahead of his visit:

“When I learned this new company relocated to Pennsylvania and in my District, I was encouraged. I am excited to have such hungry entrepreneurs and innovators who want to make safer products with better quality and most importantly follow their passion. I am excited to meet with each of their employees and learn how they create their innovative products. It is going to be a good visit and a learning experience for me. I am truly proud to have these kind of businesses in our communities.”


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Phone 202-225-3731
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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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