Tom Marino

Tom Marino

PENNSYLVANIA's 10th DISTRICT

Marino Recognizes 2018 Congressional App Challenge Winner

2018/11/09

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Marino issued the following statement announcing Alan Everett, of Millerstown, PA, as the winner of this year’s Congressional App Challenge for Pennsylvania’s Tenth Congressional District.

The Congressional App Challenge, an organization created in 2013 in conjunction with the U.S. House of Representatives and the Internet Education Foundation, encourages students to learn to code and inspires them to pursue careers in computer science. The contest, which launched in June with student submissions reviewed in late October, was open to all middle and high school students in PA-10.

Alan’s app was entitled Constructing Computer Logic for All, which allows users to design logic circuits. As the challenge winner, Alan’s app will be displayed in the US Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives’ website, House.gov.  He will also be invited to #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington D.C. and receive $250 in Amazon Web Services credits.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“I am constantly amazed by the capability of our students to solve problems with technology. Alan submitted a very creative app that has far-reaching applications for our communities or around the world. In today’s digital age, STEM, coding, and computer science are rapidly growing and Alan’s app will undoubtedly inspire other students to pursue careers in these fields. I am proud of Alan for his hard work and happy to announce him as the winner of the Congressional App Challenge Competition for Pennsylvania’s Tenth Congressional District. I thank Alan for his innovation and I know he has a very bright future in science and technology.

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Rep. Marino Praises Confirmation of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

2018/10/06

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement following the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“Despite the intimidation tactics and character assassination from the left, an impeccable jurist was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the United States Senate. Justice Kavanaugh will bring a distinguished service record, an impartial judicial temperament, and a deep respect for the Constitution and rule of law with him to the bench. I look forward to his service on the high court.”

 

 

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Rep. Marino Continues Support for Foster Youth

2018/10/03

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Marino joined Congresswoman Karen Bass in the introduction of the bipartisan H.R. 7012, Supporting Kinship Connections Act. Specifically, H.R. 7012 would amend the Social Security Act to provide grants to develop and enhance or evaluate kinship navigator programs.

Kinship navigator programs assist grandparents and other relatives who take primary responsibility for the care of children who are in need of a safe and stable placement. As more parents struggle with opioid addiction and other substance use disorders, it is important for title IV-E agencies to develop resources to support kinship caregivers. This helps caregivers in finding and utilizing programs and services to meet their own needs and the needs of the children they are raising.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“Every child deserves to grow up in a healthy, safe, and loving home. We know that when children grow up in stable households, they are much more likely to succeed as adults. This legislation will help ensure that every foster child has the opportunity to pursue their dreams, start great careers, and raise loving families of their own.”

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Rep. Marino Statement on Trade Agreement with Mexico, Canada

2018/10/01

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Marino issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced it reached a trilateral trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“President Trump is delivering on his promise to strike the best trade deals possible for all of our economic sectors. By making good on a pledge to renegotiate NAFTA, the Trump administration, led by Ambassador Lighthizer, has ensured that our trading partners will be held to the same high standards as the United States. It has also ensured those that the manufacturers, farmers, and other industries in our country can count on a fair platform with which they can trade on. I look forward to reviewing the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement, especially with regards to its impact on our dairy farmers, and further engaging on the details.”   

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Marino Supports Election Integrity

2018/09/26

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 1071, by a bipartisan vote of 279-72, recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote disenfranchises and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.

In 2016, voters in the City of San Francisco, approved a referendum allowing illegal immigrants to vote in school board races, setting a dangerous precedent that conflicts with the federal government’s enforcement of measures that distinguish lawful residents and those who lack authorization under federal law to be present in the United States. A recent Public Interest Legal Foundation study showed that jurisdictions with sanctuary policies and practices have a greater likelihood of voter fraud.  

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“As the grandson of Italian-American immigrants, I support the efforts of individuals who come to this nation, legally, to pursue the American dream. I have tremendous respect for the process of becoming naturalized as a U.S. citizen and the rights and freedoms that are bestowed with it. San Francisco’s decision completely diminishes the earned accomplishment of completing the naturalization process. Furthermore, allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote, at any level of government, detracts from the legitimacy of elections and puts our nation at risk from foreign threats and fraudulent voting activity.”

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Rep. Marino Introduces Legislation to Bridge the Digital Divide

2018/09/26

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Marino introduced legislation to aid in deploying rural broadband to unserved and underserved areas. H.R. 6871, the Rural Broadband Connectivity Act delivers on the need to incentivize more private investment in broadband deployment for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District and the rest of the country.

Specifically, the Rural Broadband Connectivity Act provides a tax credit to entities that make investments in broadband infrastructure that will provide service to rural areas. This is critical for more access to connectivity because in many cases, it does not make sense from a business perspective to make expensive investments to provide rural broadband in areas where few people will sign up for service. This legislation changes that dynamic.

By incentivizing these investments through the tax code, we can bring rural America into the 21st Century and ensure every American citizen can reach their full potential, regardless of where they reside.

Congressman Marino was joined by original co-sponsors Congressmen Lou Barletta (PA-11), Ralph Abraham, M.D. (LA-05), Jack Bergman (MI-01), and Paul Gosar (AZ-04) in the introduction of the legislation.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement on the Rural Broadband Connectivity Act:

“The Rural Broadband Connectivity Act provides a wide-reaching solution that will serve as a tremendous step forward in bridging the digital divide. This legislation will spur efforts to unleash private capital to ensure that no American is left behind the opportunity curve based on where they live. By unleashing private capital and channeling those funds correctly, we can ensure the build out of infrastructure to provide connectivity to our rural citizens. More connectivity means better living standards that will provide modern teleworking, telemedicine, digital learning, and allow our agricultural producers access to innovation that will benefit them in the fields.”

Rep. Barletta:

“In today’s world, the Internet is an important part of our lives, whether you’re ordering new equipment for your business, your child has a school research project, or even if you’re just checking the latest football scores. Yet millions in rural areas across the country are living without broadband Internet access, including many Pennsylvanians.  These Americans deserve the same digital access as those living in urban areas, and I am proud to be an original co-sponsor of this legislation offered by my fellow Pennsylvanian, Tom Marino, that takes important steps to ensure the people in rural Pennsylvania are not forgotten and are given every possible opportunity to succeed.”

Dr. Abraham:

“Rural Americans deserve access to high-speed broadband Internet as much as anyone else, and communities need that access for economic growth. This bill will encourage businesses to expand broadband Internet to rural America and is an ideal next step to compliment other actions we’ve taken this Congress to help connect our constituents to the rest of the world.”

Rep. Bergman

“One of the greatest challenges inhibiting growth in rural communities across the First District of Michigan is the lack of reliable and affordable high-speed broadband. The Rural Broadband Connectivity Act will allow internet providers the opportunity to further invest in our rural communities by providing tax credits to those who invest and expand access to rural communities. From childhood education to business development, expanding quality broadband access in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is critical for the future of our state.”

Rep. Gosar

“Nearly 20 million Americans living in rural parts of America lack an affordable and reliable broadband connection. This means that rural areas are unable to take advantage of educational, economic and health opportunities that exist due to broadband access. Such access is critical for innovation, economic growth, job creation, distance learning, telemedicine and security in rural areas of Arizona. By encouraging economic development, the Rural Broadband Connectivity Act provides a significant improvement towards increased broadband access for rural communities around the country.”

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Marino Introduces Legislation to Improve Safety and Security from Active Assailant Threats

2018/09/13

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) introduced H.R. 6803, the Active Assailant Training, Readiness, and Response Act.

The Active Assailant Training, Readiness, and Response Act will create a new grant program within the Department of Education to improve safety and security from active assailant threats, including those involving school violence.  The federal resources from the grant will be awarded to accredited universities so they may serve as training and response hubs to schools, hospitals, and other institutions in the university’s region.

The recipient of the grant must clearly define the region it will serve, and it must provide consultation and training on preparing for active assailant incidents, techniques for responding rapidly to such incidents, and post-incident assistance to those affected.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“One of the most important jobs of the federal government is ensuring the safety and security of all of our country’s citizens.  Despite efforts undertaken by Congress, it is clear that more work needs to be done in this area.  My legislation will ensure that vulnerable institutions such as schools and hospitals have the resources they need to prepare for and respond to active assailant incidents.  Accredited universities are a prime candidate to provide this training, as they are likely to have a high level of familiarity with many institutions within the region they will serve.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance this legislation.”

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Marino Delivers on Regulatory Reform Commitment Through Permit Streamlining

2018/09/06

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a mark-up of H.R. 5468, Permitting Litigation Efficiency Act, introduced by Congressman Marino.

The Permitting Litigation Efficiency Act is bipartisan legislation that will streamline the federal permitting process by requiring federal agencies to take action on permit applications within a specified time period. If an agency fails to act within the time period, the agency is subject to a presumption that it has caused an “unreasonable delay.” This presumption serves as a powerful incentive for agencies to conclude their permit reviews within sensible timeframes.

The federal permitting process has become an immense burden for businesses, state, and local governments. The Hoover Dam was built in five years. Modern projects, however, are often bogged down by years or decades of bureaucratic red tape before they even get off the ground. Reforming this process will improve job creation and help our nation reach its full economic potential. This legislation is key to seeing those reformations are accomplished.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“After hearing from countless constituents and listening to witness testimony here in Washington, it has become abundantly clear that the federal permitting process has hamstrung economic development and job growth. This legislation will restore accountability to the permit review process thereby providing certainty to local and state governments and businesses with development plans. The PLEA Act ensures a comprehensive and responsible environmental review while restoring predictability and sensibility to the federal permitting process. I am pleased this bill was referred favorably out of the Judiciary Committee.” 

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The Case for Brett Kavanaugh

2018/08/31

Congressmen Marino Op-Ed: The Case for Brett Kavanaugh
Williamsport Sun-Gazatte
August 31, 2018

United States Supreme Court nominations are one of the most important responsibilities the Constitution entrusts to the President.

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The President has put forward Judge Brett Kavanaugh. A Jurist with impeccable credentials, President Trump clearly took this responsibility very seriously and I commend his decision.

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I respect Judge Kavanaugh’s straightforward approach to the bench: apply the law as written and enforce the text, structure, and original understanding of the Constitution.

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A ‘Judge’s judge’, the Supreme Court has endorsed his opinions more than a dozen times, including dissents that have become law of the land.

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Rep. Marino Statement on FBI's Firing of Special Agent Peter Strzok

2018/08/13

Washington, DC- Today, Representative Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement regarding the FBI's firing of Special Agent Peter Strzok.  

"As I said to Mr. Strzok directly, his high opinion of himself cost him his job at the FBI. He damaged trust in a most respected American institution and in doing so, was appropriately removed from his position. The FBI's internal review, IG report, and Strzok's testimony strongly indicated that he allowed his bias to affect his work at the bureau. This is a justified action for the FBI to take in course correction the from recent departures in proper investigative procedures."

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Committee Assignments

Foreign Affairs

Judiciary

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

Ryan Costello

PENNSYLVANIA's 6th DISTRICT

Patrick Meehan

PENNSYLVANIA's 7th DISTRICT

Brian Fitzpatrick

PENNSYLVANIA's 8th DISTRICT

Bill Shuster

PENNSYLVANIA's 9th DISTRICT

Louis Barletta

PENNSYLVANIA's 11th DISTRICT

Keith Rothfus

PENNSYLVANIA's 12th DISTRICT

Lloyd Smucker

PENNSYLVANIA's 16th DISTRICT