Tom Marino

Tom Marino

PENNSYLVANIA's 10th DISTRICT

Rep. Marino Statement on U.S.-Russia Summit

2018/07/16

Washington, DC- Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement after the joint press conference following the U.S.-Russia Summit.

“America’s relationship with Russia is not binary and many of the issues discussed from energy, cybersecurity, and denuclearization need mutual dedication to reach solutions. However, Russia is not our ally and their motivations are not based on the promotion of democracy and human rights like the United States. Russia and President Putin cannot be trusted.

“As a former prosecutor and Department of Justice employee, my experiences tell me the recent indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers came with merit and have facts to back them up. U.S. intelligence agencies have bountiful evidence to confirm Russian activity in our democratic processes.”

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Rep. Marino Questions FBI Agent Strzok in Joint Hearing

2018/07/13

Washington, DC- Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement the following statement during the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees’ joint hearing on “Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election: Testimony by FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok.”

"This afternoon I had the opportunity to question FBI Agent Peter Strzok. I remain completely disheartened and disappointed with his actions leading up to the 2016 election and his explanation of those actions today under oath. 

"As a former District Attorney, US Attorney, and Department of Justice employee, I expect better judgment from those protecting the interests of the American people in the law enforcement community.  It is unfortunate that after 22 years of service, Agent Strzok’s attitude and arrogance has led to a complete dereliction of his responsibilities as an FBI agent."

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Congressman Marino to Co-Host Live Tele-Town Hall on Opioid Crisis Featuring Special Guest TV’s Dr. Phil

2018/07/11

Special 90 -minute telephone discussion designed to help constituents concerned and/or affected by opioid abuse and addiction

Toll-free call will be co-hosted by Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-03)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Tom Marino (PA-10) and Mike Kelly (PA-03) will be cohosting a toll-free telephone town hall meeting TONIGHT for constituents of the Tenth and Third District to ask questions and receive guidance from Special Guest  Dr. Phillip C. McGraw and his team about the ongoing national opioid epidemic.

WHAT: A free tele-town hall to provide information to Pennsylvanians affected by the opioid crisis, including those struggling with addiction as well as their concerned family members and friends.

WHO: Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10)

            Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-03)

            Dr. Philip C. McGraw, a.k.a “Dr. Phil”

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

TIME: 6:30pm-8:00pm

CALL-IN INFORMATION: To participate, dial 877-228-2184 and enter event ID 19013 at the time of the event.

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Rep. Marino Praises Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

2018/07/10

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement regarding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanuagh for Justice of the United States Supreme Court:

“Brett Kavanaugh is a superb choice for the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh has served with distinction on the D.C. Circuit and his credentials are well-known. His record shows that he respects the power the Constitution grants in our system of government, upholds the rule of law, and will judge cases impartially before the high court.

I am confident President Trump chose the right person to replace Justice Kennedy and I look forward to Kavanaugh’s service on the Supreme Court. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to confirm him as soon as possible.”

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Congressmen Marino and Cicilline Op-Ed: Creates Act will bring lower priced prescription drugs to market for hardworking Americans

2018/07/03

Congressmen Marino and Cicilline Op-Ed: Creates Act will bring lower priced prescription drugs to market for hardworking Americans
The Hill
July 3, 2018

Soaring prescription drug costs are a life-threatening concern for Americans across the country.

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And because Medicare pays for most Americans’ care, these costs directly affect government spending, costing American taxpayers billions of dollars every year.

It’s time to fix this mess.

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The Creates Act is this solution. This bipartisan legislation will aggressively lower drug prices through generic competition while ensuring that the relevant safety protocols are in place for new generic drugs.

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Marino Statement on Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

2018/06/28

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Marino issued the following statement upon the announcement that Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“I commend Justice Kennedy for his years of distinguished service. He followed the Constitution closely and provided a keen intellect to the many decisions brought before the high court over his thirty years served. I look forward to hearing more of his insights on constitutional matters as a civilian and wish him the best in all future endeavors.

“Additionally, I look forward to President Trump’s nomination to fill this vacancy on the Supreme Court.  I believe the President will choose the most qualified candidate who will uphold the Constitution, judge cases justly before the Court, and give deference to the power the Constitution grants in our system of government.”

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Marino Recognizes 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

2018/06/27

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Marino issued the following statement announcing Hannah Corson, of New Albany, PA, as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s Tenth Congressional District.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Hannah’s entry, inspired by Memorial Day Services, is a riderless horse that symbolizes a warrior that will ride no more. Miss Corson dedicated the drawing to those that served, especially those who have sacrificed all for their country and to their families who are forever changed.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“I was immediately moved when I first saw Hannah’s drawing. The attention to detail and craft with which it was drawn is inspiring enough but when I heard Hannah explain the symbolism behind her work, I instantly reflected on how thankful I was to live in this great country. Hannah’s great work is a reminder to us all of the freedoms we enjoy and the great sacrifice that comes to ensure that freedom will continue on for future generations. I am proud of Hannah for her work and happy to announce her as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s Tenth Congressional District. I thank her for the beautiful submission and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

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Congressman Marino is currently serving his fourth term in the House of Representatives. He serves as Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law and also sits on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Marino Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision Upholding the Travel Executive Order

2018/06/26

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Today, Congressman Marino issued the following statement below on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s executive order on “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States:”

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling affirmed the constitutionality of the actions that President Trump took to secure the United States. Admitting foreign nationals and refugees from countries with known ties to terrorist activity and where proper security screenings cannot occur poses a direct threat to the safety and security of Americans. While executive powers such as this should be used discreetly, especially with regards to immigration policy, the Immigration and Nationality Act is clear that the President has broad authority to protect the security of the United States.  The Supreme Court made the correct decision in affirming this executive order as legal and constitutional.”

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Congressman Marino is currently serving his fourth term in the House of Representatives. He serves as Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law and also sits on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Marino Supports House-Passed Farm Bill

2018/06/21

Washington, D.C.- Today, the U.S. House of Representative passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018  to reauthorize farm and nutrition assistance programs for 5 years.

H.R. 2 extends most major federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development, and other USDA programs.  This bill strengthens the Dairy Risk Management (DRM) program, formally known as the Margin Protection Program, by making eligible the first 5 million pounds of milk production for higher coverage levels at lower premiums, ensuring the feed cost formula is accurate, and expands access to the Livestock Gross Margin Dairy insurance policy. The bill also invests in rural broadband service and enhances initiatives to provide for rural water and waste, rural electrification, and economic development.

This Farm Bill also includes reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP), establishing real work and training requirements, modifying categorical eligibility rules, incentivizing healthier diets by promoting increased consumption of fruits, vegetables and dairy products, and increases funding for the Emergency Food Assistance program to $60 million per year, with $20 million to be used for Farm to Food bank program providing inexpensive food for low income families.

 

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

 

“I am pleased to see the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 pass the House. This Farm Bill includes many provisions that will help the farmers in my district who have been struggling with low milk prices and help expand access to broadband in many areas that are not currently covered.  The repeal of the Obama-era “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)” rule included in this bill will provide tremendous certainty to producers in my district by ensuring they can utilize effective environmental stewardship practices that meet local and downstream needs. Additionally, this bill makes many necessary changes to the nation’s nutrition programs to assist those who struggle to put food on the table and ensure these programs run efficiently and with strong oversight.  

“Farm incomes have declined nearly 50% since the last Farm Bill was passed.  The programs included in this legislation will help to spur growth in the agriculture sector. America’s farmers and ranchers are the reason we have the safest, most abundant, and affordable food supply in the industrialized world, this legislation provides them the certainty they need. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to bring their committee-passed Farm Bill to the floor so that we can finalize this important legislation before it expires on September 30.”

 

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Congressmen Marino, Langevin Introduce Bipartisan “Safe Home” Act

2018/06/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  U.S. Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect adopted children from being “rehomed.” The Safe Home Act would close a loophole in existing federal law by clarifying that the abandonment of an adopted child with a stranger, known as rehoming, is a form of child abuse.

Reuters brought national attention to rehoming in 2013, when it published an investigative series on adoptive parents who use Internet forums to advertise children they wish to abandon. Transferring custody outside of legal adoption practices often places children at risk for neglect, exploitation, or even sexual abuse. However, state child welfare authorities have reported that they are unsure whether they can investigate rehoming cases because rehoming is not explicitly defined as a form of child abuse.

The Safe Home Act adds rehoming to the federal definition of child abuse and neglect under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), reducing legal ambiguity and allowing states to use federal funds to counter the practice. The bill protects a parent’s ability to place their children with a trusted relative when appropriate but ensures they cannot transfer custody to a stranger without the oversight of the child welfare system. It was based in part on findings from members of the National Working Group on Unregulated Child Transfers (rehoming).

Rep. Marino said the following regarding the introduction of the bill:

“As the father of two adopted children I can think of nothing more important than making sure minors in the child welfare system are protected. By classifying rehoming as a form of child abuse, The Safe Home Act gives our nations child welfare authorities what they need to investigate these cases. This is a common-sense piece of legislation and I look forward to working with my colleagues to move this bill forward.”

Rep. Langevin said the following:

“Rehoming is a frightening phenomenon that is made all the more tragic when child welfare authorities are unable to intervene on an adopted child’s behalf, the Safe Home Act will clarify that rehoming is an abusive practice and will ensure our frontline child defenders have tools to keep adopted children safe and go after those who put them at risk.”

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Congressman Marino is currently serving his fourth term in the House of Representatives. He serves as Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law and also sits on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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410 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3731
Fax 202-225-9594
marino.house.gov

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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Mike Kelly

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Scott Perry

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Glenn Thompson

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Ryan Costello

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Patrick Meehan

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Brian Fitzpatrick

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Bill Shuster

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Louis Barletta

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