Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement after the attack on Dallas law enforcement officials that left 5 dead and several injured:
“Yesterday our nation experienced the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11. The senseless loss of life this week is horrific and my thoughts are with the families of those who have been tragically taken. Instead of unifying and bringing our country together, too many of our leaders, including our president, have been the driving force in dividing us and pitting our citizens against one another. Some of this rhetoric has vilified our law enforcement to the point where individuals believe it is ok to commit mass murder against this community. The Dallas police chief said it himself - most days he and his team do not feel support. The very people who have dedicated their lives to protect us feel ostracized. Still, these officers ran headlong into danger and risked their lives so that the people around them and the city of Dallas would remain safe. My heart goes out to the injured officers, the victims’ families and their communities. There is absolutely no place for this type of violence. This divisiveness must stop.”Read More
Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement regarding the meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton:
“The meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton shows a complete disregard for our justice system and even rises to the level of misconduct. I have long believed that any attorney general must serve the Constitution and our rule of law before adhering to the president or a political party. Mrs. Lynch used poor judgment when she met with President Clinton and jeopardized the ongoing investigation into his wife, Hillary Clinton.
“Our Department of Justice should be viewed as a protector of the law. We are a nation of people who work hard and play by the rules. While President Clinton may not have much regard for the rules, it is unfortunate the attorney general would allow her office and the Department of Justice to be viewed in the same light. As a prosecutor, Mrs. Lynch knows exactly how improper and unusual this meeting was and any attempt to deny such is an insult to the American people. I have lost confidence in her ability to run the Department of Justice.”Read More
Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement regarding the 4-4 decision by the United States Supreme Court in United States, et al. v. Texas. The ruling effectively blocks President Obama’s proposed executive action on immigration.
“Our Constitution is clear – Congress alone has the authority to create laws and it is the president’s duty to faithfully execute those laws. However, President Obama attempted to create law, circumvent Congress and unilaterally – not to mention illegally – grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. This usurpation of power is nothing new for the Obama administration, but today it was stopped. This decision is a huge win in our fight to restore the separation of powers and for our rule of law.”Read More
FORT KNOX, KY. – Tom Marino, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, engaged with Cadets executing their summer training on June 18.
“It’s inspiring for me to be here because it gives me hope. These are the young men and women that are going to be the future of this country, that protect our country, protect my family, protect me. I know there’s a ray of hope out there. It’s a good feeling,” noted Marino.
The congressman visited multiple training sites where he was able to interact with Cadets and see first hand some of their missions. A few of the events were the group and zero live fire range, the gas chamber and Field Leadership Reaction Course (FLRC). Cadets were broken off into groups during the FLRC where they went through different courses building trust and learning how to rely on one another to execute a successful mission.
“I’m very pleased with what I’ve seen. In my career in law enforcement I’ve seen a little bit of this but not to the degree I’ve seen here. This is a whole new level, really notched up. The efficiency and the expertise with these young men and women is the best of the best. It’s an incredibly smooth running operation for as complex as it is. From the shooting range to chemical warfare, and the physical fitness Cadets must go through, I’m very impressed,” stated Marino.
Rep. Marino was fortunate enough to go through the gas chamber, though the CS gas was left out for the congressman and his entourage. He did get a chance to fire the M4A1 carbine rifle system.
“When you’re looking through the scope there’s still a lot more movement than you expect there to be. I enjoy shooting, I’m not that good at it but this is actually the first time I’ve shot a weapon like that. It’s humbling, it’s a powerful weapon in the right hands, ” explained Marino.
While at the gas chamber Marino was able to talk to some of the Cadets who are from Pennsylvania or attend college there. He went down a line of Cadets and allowed them to introduce themselves before extending a helping hand, he stated, “If I can be of assistance to any of you whether you’re in my district or not I’m only a phone call away.”
“It means so much to me to be able to be here because I can go back to my constituents and tell them what the military is doing for us. How training will be used in the future, which I still think is the promise of getting this country and the world straightened out but also my colleagues on the hill. Tell them how important it is. There are too many congress people that do not do this type of thing. They should be doing it on a regular basis to see what is taking place, how we’re spending the money and why we’re spending the money. There are many folks that think cutting funding is the way to go but they forget about people training our future leaders.”
Cadets can rest easy knowing elected officials in the United States House of Representatives like Tom Marino have their back every step of the way.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the House passed H.R. 5293, the FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill, by a vote of 282 to 138. Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) voted in favor of the legislation and released the following statement following its passage:
“Our men and women in uniform selflessly answer the call of duty to protect the United States and the American people on a daily basis. At the very least, they deserve to have the absolute best resources at their disposal. Even with heightened threats of terrorism around the world, President Obama has suggested we reduce the size and scope of our military. A reduction in our armed services is misguided and dangerous. This legislation maintains a robust military operation outfitted with the best training, technology and quality-of-life programs for our troops. I remain committed to ensuring our service members are well taken care of, both while on missions abroad and when they return home.”
The Defense Appropriations Bill provides $575 billion in total defense discretionary spending. Of this, $58 billion is allocated to Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)/Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) funding. In addition, the bill provides $132.6 billion for military personnel including a 2.1 percent pay increase and enhanced medical care and benefits.
For more information on the FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill, please click here.Read More
Washington, D.C.—Montgomery High School in Pennsylvania’s 10th District won first place in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation’s 13th Annual Stock Market Game – Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC). The team, Amber Beaver, Quinn Berger and Abby Knapsack, competed with 4,314 other teams and was the first all-female team to win the SIFMA Capitol Hill Challenge.
This 14-week challenge organizes teams of middle and high school students by congressional district and state and teaches the importance of saving and investing, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of our government. Teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learn the value of the capital markets as they work together to maximize the return of their portfolios.
The three students and their teacher, Ryan Monoski, met with Rep. Tom Marino in D.C. on June 15, 2016.
Rep. Marino released the following statement:
“I am incredibly proud of the Montgomery High School team and their hard work in this challenge. These students are some of the best and brightest I have had the opportunity to meet with and I am encouraged by their interest in government and our economy. Winning first place in this challenge means beating over 4,000 other teams. It is an incredible accomplishment and I was excited to meet with Amber, Quinn and Abby in D.C. These students are born leaders and make me hopeful for the future of our nation.”
From left to right – Ryan Monoski, Quinn Berger, Rep. Marino, Abby Knapsack, Amber Beaver
For more information on the SIFMA Foundation and the Capitol Hill Challenge, please click here.Read More
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement following the terror attack in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2016:
“I am disgusted by the heinous terror attack carried out in Orlando. Radical Islamic terrorism is an incredibly serious threat not only in the Middle East, but here at home as well. The United States has just suffered the largest mass shooting in its history, but our resolve has never been stronger. It is clear the victims were targeted because of their sexual orientation. When one American is attacked, we all are. I support the gay community in their time of grief and will stop at nothing to root out extremists intent on bringing harm to the United States.
“My deepest condolences are with the victims, their families and the community affected by this senseless tragedy. I am thankful for the quick and determined response by our law enforcement officials on the ground who prevented an even greater loss of life. “Read More
Washington, D.C. — According to the Labor Department’s May 2016 Jobs Report, the U.S. added only 38,000 jobs. In addition, the workforce participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a near four decade low. Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement in response to the report:
“This month’s jobs report is sickening. Now in the eighth year of the Obama administration, hard-working Americans are still facing economic turmoil and a serious lack of opportunity. President Obama continues to boast about the economic conditions he has created, but his failed policies have nearly halted job growth and dramatically affected our labor force participation. I continue to hear stories all across Pennsylvania’s 10th District of good people struggling to find work or losing their jobs due to cutbacks. American families deserve better. As Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, I will work to cut the bureaucratic red tape that prevents growth and stifles entrepreneurship.”Read More
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral International Communications Privacy Act (ICPA) today. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chris Coons (D- DE) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced identical legislation in the Senate. Reps. Marino and DelBene introduced similar legislation last year, H.R. 1174, the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act (LEADS Act), which also focused on addressing the conflict between cross border data flows and law enforcement requests for electronic communications.
The International Communications Privacy Act provides a common sense solution to the complicated questions surrounding international data storage and lawful government access to that data. ICPA will modernize the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), based on the recognition that today’s technology is global and our laws must reflect that reality. This bill will modernize our laws to establish a rule of law on lawful access to data in the global environment.
Reps. Marino and DelBene released the following statement:
“We were pleased that the LEADS Act gained such widespread support with more than 130 cosponsors in the House. ICPA improves upon this effort by broadening industry recognition, and we believe it will earn an even greater backing from our colleagues in Congress. This bill guarantees that users of technology have confidence that their privacy rights will be protected by due process while simultaneously ensuring law enforcement agencies have necessary access to information through a clear, legal framework to keep us safe.”
On February 25, 2016, the House Judiciary Committee examined the issues addressed by ICPA during a hearing entitled “International Conflicts of Law Concerning Cross Broder Data Flows and Law Enforcement Requests.” Witnesses included present and former government officials, executives from supportive industry groups and legal academics.Read More
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) introduced legislation to require the Department of State to include violations of unparented children’s rights, particularly the unnecessary holding of children in institutions, in its Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
Tens of millions of children worldwide live without parents and a growing number, approximately 10 to 14 million, are institutionalized instead of being allowed to enter the adoption process. Extensive evidence demonstrates that denying children a permanent nurturing home early in life can cause severe cognitive, socio-emotional, and other harms that continue into adulthood. This legislation will bring awareness to the plight of unparented children and create extensive documentation of this often under-recognized human rights crisis.
Rep. Marino released the following statement:
“Children have a fundamental right to family. We can no longer sit idly by as children all across the world are forced into institutions and denied a chance to grow up in a nurturing and loving home. My legislation will shed light on the inhumane conditions in which these children live and ensure the plight of unparented youth is heard.”
For more information on this bill, please click here.Read More
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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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