Tom Marino

Tom Marino

PENNSYLVANIA's 10th DISTRICT

Marino Applauds Passage of Anti-Drug Trafficking Bill

2014/12/16

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December 16, 2014

Marino Applauds Passage of Anti-Drug Trafficking Bill

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County applauded the passage of a bill to combat transnational drug trafficking. The bill, which passed the Senate yesterday, Transnational Drug Trafficking Act (S. 706) is the counterpart to Representative Marino’s bill H.R. 2114, the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2013.

Congressman Marino said the following of the bill:

“There is a long list of priorities in the 114th Congress and this bill will be one of them. I am glad the Senate chose to pass their version of my bill and we have got to get moving on this as soon as possible because it is part of our overall strategy to secure the border and protect Americans. The federal law enforcement officials who keep us safe need every procedural latitude and tool available in order to make sure drug trafficking is combatted at every turn.”

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Marino Votes to Fund Government, Holds the Line for 114th Congress

2014/12/12

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December 11, 2014

Marino Votes to Fund Government, Holds the Line for 114th Congress

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County voted with 12 out of 13 of his fellow Pennsylvania Republican congressional delegation members to fund the government in anticipation of the new Republican majority coming in the 114th Congress citing a greater ability to stop Obama’s push for executive amnesty.

Representative Marino, along with his colleagues, expressed serious reservations about supporting the so-called “cromnibus” bill which prompted two separate group meetings with the delegation and Speaker of the House, John Boehner signaling the delegation’s significant influence.

Marino’s main contention was the continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through February 27, 2015 which could allow the department to use taxpayer dollars for the implementation of President Obama’s Presidential Memorandum -- Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century dubbed “executive amnesty.”

Marino submitted an amendment to the Rules Committee which would have defunded DHS’s ability to fulfill Obama’s amnesty. Several of his colleagues did the same and there are assurances those amendments will be considered in order to halt Obama’s executive amnesty when Republicans have full control of Congress next month.

Attached to the continuing resolution was an omnibus bill containing a package of appropriations bills. The omnibus package contained 11 of 12 appropriations bills. The appropriations bills contained several significant provisions for trimming spending. Some of the most important of those were deep cuts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), $345.6 million dollars, and ends the administration’s targeting of conservative groups and individuals.

It also scales back of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It cuts approximately $60 million from the EPA while preventing the Army Corps from regulating farm ponds and irrigation ditches via the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement about the bills:

“Harry Reid and Obama have little interest in serious fixes to our ailing economy and skyrocketing debt. Instead they promised to shutdown the government, put TSA agents on leave during the peak holiday travel season and strip every provision to reign in government spending from bills originating in the House. That is totally unacceptable.

The American people gave Republicans control of the House and Senate so we could reign in this President and get things done. We have a mandate to do exactly that.

I disagree with virtually every step in the process that brought this bill to the floor of the House, but I voted in favor of the bill to extend federal money for the remainder of the fiscal year while limiting funding for DHS and giving Republican majorities another real chance to stop Obama’s amnesty.

I made this vote with the assurance that my amendment to defund the DHS’s plans to implement Obama’s executive order will move forward before he has a chance to implement the mechanisms of amnesty. When the next Congress begins, the Republicans will have control of the Senate and this is when we will systematically dismantle the President’s destructive policies.”

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Congressman Marino Appointed to Key Chairmanship of House Judiciary Subcommittee

2014/12/04

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December 4, 2014

Congressman Marino Appointed to Key Chairmanship of House Judiciary Subcommittee

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County was named Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) to fill the leadership position vacated by retiring Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-AL-06). Marino’s service to the subcommittee will begin at the commencement of the 114th Congress in January 2015.

The Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law consists of 10 members, representing both parties, and has jurisdiction over, “bankruptcy and commercial law, bankruptcy judgeships, administrative law, independent counsel, state taxation affecting interstate commerce, interstate compacts, antitrust matters, other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.”

Representative Marino issued the following statement regarding his appointment to this important leadership position:

“I am deeply appreciative of Chairman Goodlatte and honored to serve the Judiciary Committee in this capacity. Under his leadership I have grown to better appreciate just how important this committee is in addressing some of the most pressing issues our nation is facing right now. We have excellent membership on the committee with some of the most dedicated and talented representatives in Congress. I am very excited to continue to work with them in the 114th.

The Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law is a vital component of the Judiciary Committee’s legislative agenda. The legislation coming out of this committee has broad implications for the entire nation and especially within my District. This is where my RAPID Act legislation, which passed the House, came from and while it unfortunately remains on Harry Reid’s desk with no action, we will get it moving again because excess and abuse of federal regulation has stifled our economy for too long.

Farmers, small business owners, energy producers, community banks and emerging technology industries all suffer from duplicative or onerous regulation. Reforms are needed. In the coming year my colleagues and I will work diligently and maintain our determination to ensure the legislation coming out of our subcommittee will benefit every American and streamline an overly invasive regulatory structure.”

Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte said the following of Marino’s appointment:

“I am extremely pleased that Tom has agreed to serve as the Chairman of the Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law subcommittee. This important subcommittee has broad jurisdiction over legal and regulatory reform and competition and anti-trust laws.

As the lead sponsor of the RAPID Act, which opens opportunities for Americans to find work while building our nation’s infrastructure for the future, Tom has proven himself as a leader who will play an important role in helping to advance the Judiciary Committee’s pro-growth agenda."

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Congressman Marino Elected NATO Parliamentary Assembly Vice President

2014/11/24

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November 24, 2014

Congressman Marino Elected NATO Parliamentary Assembly Vice President

The Hague, Netherlands—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County was unanimously elected Vice President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) today during the NATO PA Annual Session 2014. The session is the largest interparliamentary event in more than a decade with a robust agenda of important issues like trade agreements, Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, energy production and world hunger.

Congressman Marino said the following of the NATO PA and his new leadership role:

“First, I want to thank my friend and colleague, Congressman Mike Turner from the great state of Ohio on his election to President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He is an excellent choice to lead this body of our counterparts and I am extremely encouraged to work with him in the coming year.

I also want to acknowledge and congratulate the other Vice Presidents of the NATO PA. Lord Jopling from the UK, Paolo Alli of Italy, Angelien Eijsink of the Netherlands, and Gabriel Vlase from Romania are all leaders who share my dedication and interest in ensuring NATO remains a strong voice in international affairs.

This body is of critical importance and there are many challenging issues ahead of us. From the Russian dilemma to security agreements, my counterparts and I are optimistic about the NATO PA’s ability to traverse obstacles, generate consensus and exert influence within critical foreign policy debates.”

Find NATO PA’s press release on the new leadership here and read more about NATO PA here.

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Congressman Marino Responds to President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

2014/11/20

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November 20, 2014

Congressman Marino Responds to President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued the following response to President Barack Obama’s announcement of his plans to initiate new executive actions to address America’s current illegal immigrant population:

“I am deeply disappointed and frankly enraged by this disrespect and disregard for the rule of law, the Constitution, and the American people. The judicial branch should be prompted to nullify the president’s actions. This order is more than just an overstep; this is a direct affront to our system of coequal branches of government. When school children across the country study civics and foundations of American government, what they will see of this president’s actions will be completely incongruent.

Meanwhile, my colleagues in the House and Senate should provide a robust plan to increase and maintain border security. Immigration reform is a top priority, and it starts with border security. Unfortunately, if a plan for security and reform plan were to pass out of the 114th Congress and land on the president’s desk, I fear he would still veto it.

The lame-duck president has chosen to issue this massive executive action that will only make the illegal immigration situation worse. This announcement will magnetize even more people to our porous borders. It will certainly reward illegal behavior as well. Granting an immigrant status of this sort loudly sends a message to noncitizens that it is ok to enter our country illegally, gain employment illegally and reside here illegally. It gives a sweeping pass to those who violated several laws and it is unacceptable regardless of motivation for immigrating.

Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly gives the legislative branch authority to create laws regarding immigration and the naturalization of citizens. Regardless, the president and his Democrat majority in the first years of his presidency did absolutely nothing to address the crisis we now face. Now with a long list of failures and two midterm election shellackings, the president’s action reeks of desperation and further outlines just how out-of-balance our government is."

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Rep. Tom Marino Honored with Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

2014/11/18

 

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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.

-NAM-

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 www.nam.org.

 

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

2014/11/17

 

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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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Rep. Marino Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

2014/11/14

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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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Marino Joins Letter Urging Abandonment of Proposed WOTUS Rule

2014/11/14

 

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

2014/11/10

 

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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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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.


Serving With

Mike Kelly

PENNSYLVANIA's 3rd DISTRICT

Scott Perry

PENNSYLVANIA's 4th DISTRICT

Glenn Thompson

PENNSYLVANIA's 5th DISTRICT

Jim Gerlach

PENNSYLVANIA's 6th DISTRICT

Patrick Meehan

PENNSYLVANIA's 7th DISTRICT

Mike Fitzpatrick

PENNSYLVANIA's 8th DISTRICT

Bill Shuster

PENNSYLVANIA's 9th DISTRICT

Louis Barletta

PENNSYLVANIA's 11th DISTRICT

Keith Rothfus

PENNSYLVANIA's 12th DISTRICT

Charlie Dent

PENNSYLVANIA's 15th DISTRICT

Joe Pitts

PENNSYLVANIA's 16th DISTRICT

Tim Murphy

PENNSYLVANIA's 18th DISTRICT