Tom Marino

Tom Marino

PENNSYLVANIA's 10th DISTRICT

Media Advisory: Marino to Host Town Hall Meeting in Clarks Summit

2015/01/28

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January 28, 2015

Marino to Host Town Hall Meeting in Clarks Summit

Williamsport, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, of Lycoming County will host a town hall meeting tomorrow evening in Clarks Summit.  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

WHEN: Thursday, January 29th, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

WHERE: Ramada Hotel, 820 Northern Boulevard,  Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Tom will be available to take photos so please feel free to bring your cameras. If you’d like to have your photo posted to Tom’s Facebook page, please send them to marinopress@mail.house.gov

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Marino’s Drug Diversion Bill Advances to House Energy & Commerce Committee

2015/01/27

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January 27, 2015

Marino’s Drug Diversion Bill Advances to House Energy & Commerce Committee

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued a statement regarding H.R. 471, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015, and its advancement to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health. Marino’s statement was issued shortly after the testimony of D. Linden Barber, Director, DEA Compliance and Litigation Practice for Quarles & Brady, LLP.

Representative Marino said the following of today’s advancement:

“I thought the hearing in today’s subcommittee was extremely productive and indicative that we can accomplish serious and smart reforms with bipartisan support. I am thankful to my friend, Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts for moving this bill through the process in an expedient way.

Of course this bill would go nowhere if it were not for the hard work of my colleagues Marsha Blackburn, Peter Welch and Judy Chu; all of whom have worked tirelessly in this Congress and in the previous to see this bill through to passage.

It is no secret prescription drug abuse is a fast-growing problem in our communities and therefore it is even more important we strengthen law enforcement’s abilities to do their jobs.”

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Media Advisory: Today, Congressman Marino to Host ‘Coffee & Conversation’ Event in Mifflin County

2015/01/23

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January 23, 2015

Media Advisory: Today, Congressman Marino to Host ‘Coffee & Conversation’ Event in Mifflin County

Reedsville, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, of Lycoming County will host his ‘Coffee & Conversation’ event this evening in Mifflin County.  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

WHEN: Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

WHERE: Mifflin County Library, 123 North Wayne Street, Lewistown, PA 17044

Tom will be available to take photos so please feel free to bring your cameras. If you’d like to have your photo posted to Tom’s Facebook page, please send them to marinopress@mail.house.gov

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McKinley, Marino, Cartwright Offer Proposal to Protect Federal Prison Officials

2015/01/23

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January 23, 2015

McKinley, Marino, Cartwright Offer Proposal to Protect Federal Prison Officials

Bipartisan bill allows prison officers to carry pepper spray

Washington, DC – Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-1), Tom Marino (PA-10), and Matt Cartwright (PA-17), introduced legislation that will protect Federal Corrections workers by allowing them to carry pepper spray. The bill is named after Eric Williams, a Federal Corrections Officer in Pennsylvania who was brutally killed by an inmate in 2013.

Mr. Don Williams, father of fallen her Eric Williams said, "To have this bill named after our son Eric is a great tribute to his memory.  Thanks to the efforts of Congressman Marino and others who have worked diligently on this bill, the problems encountered by prison staff are finally being addressed.  Hopefully, this will begin to raise awareness of the dangers encountered in the workplace for these officers and staff, and the risk of another tragedy like Eric's will begin to diminish."

“Any worker who enters his or her workplace should feel safe every day,” said McKinley. “However, that’s not the case with federal corrections workers who often have no line of defense during conflicts inside prison walls.”

“We listened to horrific stories about violence against guards from constituents who work in our federal prisons and decided to take action. Their job is dangerous and stressful. This proposal will help give correctional officers and their families some peace of mind,” added McKinley.

“Prison officers face a unique kind of danger and it is imperative we provide them with every tool and authorization necessary to protect their lives and well-being,” said Marino. “That is mission number one. Unfortunately we have lost too many good officers and the tragic loss of Eric Williams still weighs heavy on our hearts. That is why we must make the FBP pepper spray pilot program a permanent one because it has provided positive results and protected countless officers from dangerous prison populations.”

“Since the tragic death of Officer Eric Williams, I have been committed to finding ways to provide a safer work place environment for these men and women,” said Cartwright. “Correctional Officers and prison employees put their lives on the line every day to meet inmates’ needs and keep our communities safe.  This legislation is a great first step, but more needs to be done to address severe underfunding and a lack of adequate staffing to safeguard prison workers.”

The legislation would make permanent a Federal Bureau of Prisons pilot program that allows correctional workers to carry pepper spray. In addition, it will expand the pepper spray availability to medium and higher security facilities and require Federal Correctional workers to complete training courses before carrying and using the spray.

The bill is supported by the National Association of Police Organizations, the Council of Local Prisons, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and was found by the Congressional Budget Office to have no cost to the taxpayers. Similar legislation was introduced in the 113th Congress.

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Congressman Marino Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

2015/01/23

 

 

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January 23, 2015

Congressman Marino Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Cogan Station, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County announced his 2015 nominations to each U.S. service academy. His selections are among the finest young people the 10th District of Pennsylvania has to offer.

Marino said the following of this year’s nominees:

“I say it every year but sharing the honor of nominating our District’s finest young people to the best military service academies is among my favorite duties of this office. Having an opportunity to get to know these future leaders gives me confidence and hope that the security of our nation is in good hands. While each of these nominees has yet to be accepted, I remain hopeful each will join the ranks of the finest military the world has ever known.”

Below is the list of individuals who were nominated:

United States Military Academy, West Point   Payton Padgett, Millrift Delaware Valley High School   George Fair, Scotrun Pocono Mountain East High School   Ryan Kilgus, Watsontown Warrior Run High School   Austin Champion, Jersey Shore St. John Neumann Regional Academy   Jordan Peters, Milford Delaware Valley High School   Ethan Stankiewicz, Montrose Montrose Area Senior High School   Alexandra Haydu, Milford Delaware Valley High School   Matthew Strein, South Abington Township Abington Heights High School   U.S. Air Force Academy   Andrew Kinzinger- Petroski, Honesdale U.S. Air Force Preparatory School   Tyler Solomon , Athens Athens Area High School   Mahesh Pai, Lewistown Penn State University   Austin Champion, Jersey Shore St. John Neumann Regional Academy   Nicholas Cardini, Mount Pocono Pocono Mountain East High School   Joseph Fiore, Canadensis Pocono Mountain East High School   Jacob Umpstead, Montgomery Montgomery Area High School   Samuel Robbbins, Troy Troy High School   U.S. Merchant Marine Academy   Christian Castle, Felton Red Lion Area Senior High School   Joseph Fiore, Canadensis Pocono Mountain East High School   U.S Naval Academy   Matthew Heinrich, Hughesville Virginia Military Institute   Demetrius Lanier, East Stroudsburg U.S. Navy Preparatory School   Gavin O’Donnell, Jermyn New Mexico Military Institute   Thomas Wolfe, Honesdale Honesdale High School   Thomas Salmon, Henryville Pocono Mountain East High School   Mahesh Pai, Lewistown Penn State University   Samuel Vale, South Abington Township George Mason University   Timothy Shaffer, Lake Ariel Western Wayne High School   Trey Hillard, Susquehanna Blue Ridge High School   Samuel Kontz, Clarks Summit Penn State University

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Reps. Blackburn, Marino Introduce the Ensuring Patient Access to Effective Drug Enforcement Act

2015/01/22

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January 22, 2015

Reps. Blackburn, Marino Introduce the Ensuring Patient Access to Effective Drug Enforcement Act

Washington D.C.—Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) and Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) reintroduced their signature prescription drug diversion bill in the 114th Congress. The bill is scheduled to be the subject of a hearing in the House Energy & Commerce Committee on January 27th.

H.R. 471 - the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 is a critical and comprehensive approach to preventing prescription drug abuse by creating more collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), drug distributors and pharmacies while maintaining patient access to important drugs. The bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the DEA to collaborate on the improvement of access and enforcement.

This legislation is also supported by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).

Congresswoman Blackburn (TN-07) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 471’s introduction:

“I look forward to once again working with Congressman Marino and building on our efforts from last Congress,” Blackburn said.  “This legislation will foster a more collaborative environment between manufacturers, wholesalers, retail pharmacies and federal enforcement agencies.  According to the CDC, one hundred and twenty people die each day as a result of prescription drug overdose. We must be aggressive about addressing this epidemic, while also ensuring that patients who need medications to alleviate pain and treat illnesses will have access to them through a safe and secure supply chain.”

Congressman Marino said the following of this legislation:

“I am looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Energy and Commerce Committee on getting this critically important legislation passed and moved to the House floor for debate and votes.

“One of the things I think my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will find appealing is that it requires federal agencies like HHS to actually consult with local pharmacies and other stakeholders on how best to prevent prescription drug abuse; especially from an operational standpoint. We have to remember it is pharmaceutical professionals on the ground that are closest to this issue and know how to appropriately address it.

“The last thing we want in the absence of this legislation is restricted access to important drugs patients legitimately need and the continued devastating abuse of these harmful drugs for folks who do not need them.”

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Background

  • January 22, 2015 - Blackburn and Marino submitted the initial text of H.R. 471. It can be downloaded below.
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Rep. Marino Outlines Array of Hopeful Topics for State of the Union Address

2015/01/20

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January 20, 2015

Rep. Marino Outlines Array of Hopeful Topics for State of the Union Address

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County outlined a list of topics he hopes President Obama will cover in his State of the Union Address tonight. While the usual speculation among news agencies and pundits continues during the lead-up to the President’s speech, Marino is hopeful for mentions of core issues like border security and lowering the tax burden for all Americans; issues he has championed since first arriving to Congress.

With his new subcommittee assignments, Congressman Marino is also hopeful for the President to mention a willingness to work with Republicans on commonsense regulatory reform measures.

Marino said the following of the President’s pending address:

“I talk to farmers, business owners and local authorities all the time who tell me how cumbersome and confusing it is to comply with the federal government’s regulatory framework. They tell me how discouraging it is to seek confirmation or certifications for new projects because bureaucracies sometimes have contradictory or contentious standards.

Just think of the ripple effect this has on our local economies. Needless bureaucratic hurdles for critical projects, especially for energy infrastructure, stifles job growth and sets Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness back years. All this results in increased consumer costs and undermines our progress.

I agree with most Americans that the federal government is the greatest threat to a prosperous future. That is why I want to streamline regulations; make them smarter and easier for farmers, business owners or developers to navigate, thereby incentivizing more proposals for growth and jobs.”

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Marino Responds to the State of the Union Speech

2015/01/20

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January 20, 2015

Mr. President, Government Is the Problem

Marino Responds to the State of the Union Speech

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight:

“In the wake of a myriad of constitutional overreaches throughout his presidency and huge losses in the midterms, my hope was he would meet the new Republican majority halfway on issues like regulatory reform.

Unfortunately all I heard was the same old rhetoric that calls for more government intervention and spending. The last thing our economy needs is another hard-to-swallow pill of government spending coupled with an extra dose of bureaucratic red tape.

This country needs smart regulation, in every sector, not more. We have so many opportunities to grow towards a new era of abundance and prosperity which strengthens our stature among a tumultuous world community. I would think the president would want to be a part of that by now; to help lead us toward a better future. Instead, I am sorry to say, we got a sad dose of recycled progressive one-liners which hold little weight in the hearts and minds of Americans.

The president’s defiant tone tonight was extraordinary political theater and exemplary of a partisan more than a true leader. Despite that, I am confident Americans will see just how productive Republicans will be and they should urge President Obama to meet us on the commonsense proposals we plan to move forward.”

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Media Advisory: Rep. Marino to Host First ‘Coffee & Conversation’ Event of 2015

2015/01/16

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January 16, 2015

Media Advisory: Rep. Marino to Host First ‘Coffee &Conversation’ Event of 2015

Williamsport, PA—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County will be hosting regular constituent meetings across the district during 2015. 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

WHEN: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

WHERE: Genetti Hotel and Suites, 200 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 (570) 326-6600

Representative Marino said the following of this event:

“2015 is a big year for the people of this district, Pennsylvania and America. We have a new majority that is determined to get people back to work and keep America safe. I am excited to kickoff these coffee events and hope folks will join me as I travel around the district to hear your voices. Please call me Tom and remember; I work for you.”

Tom will be available to take photos so please feel free to bring your cameras. If you’d like to have your photo posted to Tom’s Facebook page, please send them to marinopress@mail.house.gov

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Marino Votes to Cut Off Funding for Unconstitutional Amnesty

2015/01/14

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January 14, 2015

Marino Votes to Cut Off Funding for Unconstitutional Amnesty

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County joined 235 of his House colleagues in support of H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations, which cuts off all funding for President Obama’s executive amnesty.

The bill ensures all appropriate funds to protect the American people will remain in place and removes all ability to fund the president’s unconstitutional actions through appropriations funds, agency-collected fees, or any other source.

Marino applauded the passage of this bill with the following statement:

“The Constitution is not a document which the president can choose to follow whenever it suits his agenda. He overstepped and he knows it. Now the House has exerted its authority, as written in our Constitution, and moved to defund his illegal and unacceptable actions.

My colleagues and I are making good on our promise to fully defund Obama’s executive action to legalize millions of illegal immigrants. I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to make sure this bill arrives at the president’s desk, regardless if he threatens to veto.”

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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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