Washington D.C. - Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the Commission would delay a vote on its proposed set-top box rule.
Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement:
“Chairman Wheeler’s decision to delay a vote on the set-top box item is welcome news for many of us in Congress as well as those in the creative community who expressed concerns about the proposed rule’s possible effects on legally guaranteed copyright protections. I remain skeptical that the FCC can adequately address creators’ concerns and their copyright protections with this new proposal, no matter how it attempts to deal with so-called technical issues. Proper consideration of the new proposal necessitates a full review and consideration of comments from the public and their elected representatives in Congress.”Read More
Washington, D.C. — Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Tom Marino (R-Pa.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statements on today’s approval by the House of Representatives of the “Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act of 2016” (H.R. 3438) by a vote of 244-180.
Subcommittee Chairman Marino: “Each day, hardworking Americans are forced to comply with excessive regulatory burdens that only further stall economic stability. Even when these regulations falter under judicial review, the billions of dollars lost during years of litigation are never returned. Business owners and their employees are expected to absorb these damages bringing job creation and wage growth to a grinding halt.
“The REVIEW Act ensures no ‘high-impact’ regulation will unnecessarily burden businesses while undergoing the scrutiny any heavy cost rule should have. Its passage offers a common sense solution to reckless regulation funded at the expense of the American people.”
Chairman Goodlatte: “High-impact regulations are often litigated in the courts for years, and hardworking Americans too often must cover billions in compliance costs for these regulations even as they pursue successful litigation to challenge them. This costly and wasteful practice is another regulatory burden that can easily be taken off the backs of the American people.
“The passage of the REVIEW Act is a better way to reduce wasteful government spending and ensure Americans can keep their hard-earned money. The bill frees up billions of precious dollars to be spent on the jobs and investment America currently needs.”
Background: Introduced by Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Marino and cosponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte, the REVIEW Act stops “high impact rules” with costs of $1 billion dollars or more annually from taking effect until any timely-filed court challenges to the regulations in question are concluded.
The REVIEW Act amends the Administrative Procedure Act to establish:
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Washington, D.C. — The House Judiciary Committee today approved the “Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists Act of 2015 (REVIEW Act)” (H.R. 3438) by a vote of 18-13.
Introduced by Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee Chairman Tom Marino (R-Pa.) and cosponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the REVIEW Act stops “high impact rules” with costs over $1 billion annually from taking effect until all court challenges to the regulations in question are settled.
The REVIEW Act amends the Administrative Procedure Act to establish:
Chairman Goodlatte and Subcommittee Chairman Marino issued the following statements on today’s approval of the REVIEW Act.
Subcommittee Chairman Marino: “Every day, American workers, taxpayers and families bear the burden of the regulatory hubris emanating from Washington. As executive agencies grow bolder, so too does the scope and effect of their actions. Too often, the financial burden of these reckless regulations falls on the backs of hard-working Americans. The compliance costs alone are felt nationwide and touch every corner of our economy.
“The REVIEW Act is an important step in curtailing far-reaching regulations and ensures Washington rule makers are held accountable. The federal government cannot continue to pad its pocketbooks by stealing from the American people.”
Chairman Goodlatte: “When new high-impact regulations are issued and then overturned by the courts, billions of dollars in unnecessary compliance costs are frequently passed along to the American people. This is because, without a stay imposed by the agency or the court, the costs to cover regulations still must be paid for by hardworking Americans even while the lawfulness of new regulations is being challenged in court.
“The waste imposed by high-impact regulations that the courts ultimately will reject has gone on for too long, and Washington bureaucrats cannot keep imposing these burdens on the American people. The REVIEW Act frees up billions of precious dollars to be spent on the jobs and investment America needs to recover fully from economic hard times.”
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Washington D.C.— On Friday, the FBI released documents and notes from their investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of an illegal, private email server while Secretary of State.
In July, Director James Comey testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. While the director noted Clinton and her staff acted in an "extremely carless" manner when handling sensitive information, he recommended no charges be brought against her. In an attempt to clarify, Congressman Marino sent a letter to Director Comey asking for a release of FBI documents and notes surrounding the Clinton investigation. Thirty-four congressmen joined Rep. Marino in sending the letter in August.
Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement:
"We already knew that Hillary Clinton acted in an 'extremely careless' manner when handling highly sensitive, classified information. These new documents exemplify her recklessness. It is laughable that the Secretary of State can claim she cannot remember or does not know what classified markings are. Yet in her response to FBI agents, Mrs. Clinton claimed she couldn't recall critical information nearly 40 times. Ignorance of the law is not an acceptable excuse for endangering our national security. As I have said before, we must appoint an independent, special prosecutor to investigate the misconduct of Hillary Clinton while Secretary of State.”
Washington D.C. — On Wednesday, construction for what will be the 35-mile-long Sunbury Pipeline began in Shamokin Dam. The pipeline is being built by UGI Energy Services and will be located entirely within north central Pennsylvania. It will carry natural gas from Lycoming County through parts of Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder counties on its way to the Hummel Station power plant. The pipeline is scheduled for completion by the end of the year and once operational, the pipeline will provide enough natural gas to power approximately 1 million homes.
Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement after today’s groundbreaking:
“The Sunbury Pipeline is being built by a Pennsylvania company, using Pennsylvania resources, to provide natural gas to all Pennsylvanians. The project will bring hundreds of jobs to the Commonwealth, stimulate the local economy and enhance energy reliability. The construction of this pipeline would not have been possible without the continuous and tireless efforts of our local municipalities, state representatives and senators, and federal officials. Today we were able to finally break ground on a project that represents a huge step forward for the energy industry. I look forward to seeing our communities benefit from its construction and future operation.”Read More
Washington D.C.— On Monday, Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey asking for clarification on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of an illegal email server while Secretary of State. Thirty-four congressman joined Rep. Marino in sending this letter.
In an exchange with Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04), Director Comey admitted that Mrs. Clinton’s public statements were inconsistent with what the FBI found in their investigation. However, Hillary Clinton has since stated this is not what the FBI director meant. Rep. Marino’s letter asks the FBI to not only clarify this discrepancy, but to also send the transcripts/notes/recordings of Mrs. Clinton’s interview with the FBI to Congress for further review.
Rep. Marino issued the following statement:
“I am done sitting idly by as too big to fail politicians get away with breaking the law and misleading the American people. Hillary Clinton used an illegal server and acted in an ‘extremely reckless’ manner with regards to classified information. She then went to great lengths to hide her actions and continuously fed a false narrative to the public. This seems to be an unfortunate reoccurrence with Mrs. Clinton. That is why I have reached out to FBI Director Comey, so that he can clarify his remarks and Mrs. Clinton will have to answer for her complete disregard for the truth and will no longer be able to hide behind her many lies.”Read More
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.
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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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