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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

Homeland Security, Military & Veterans

As a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, I am dedicated to ensuring that the lives of Americans are protected in the United States and abroad. With a rise in terrorist attacks throughout the world and with many threats of attacks on American soil, the Committee on Homeland Security carefully evaluates every threat and does everything within its power to keep America safe. I will continue to work with my colleagues on the Homeland Security Committee to keep you safe from threats both foreign and domestic.

Defense & Military

The United States military is the most powerful force for good in the world and ensures peace through strength.  It also allows us to respond to security threats around the world if the United States’ security is threatened.  We must ensure that our military continues to advance into the 21st century by providing the most technologically advanced and most capable military hardware available.  If we decide to send American troops into harm’s way, I want to ensure that we have provided them with the best possible equipment.


I take my responsibility to the veterans of Pennsylvania’s 10th district and the rest of the United States very seriously.  Our military veterans are some of the bravest men and women in the United States, I am always humbled by those who defended the freedom of all American’s.  It is a disgrace that politicians and the Federal Government frequently fail our veterans when it comes to promises that have been made to them, especially when it comes to healthcare services.  I have consistently advocated for more accountability from the Department of Veterans Affairs and will continue to push for meaningful reforms so that our veterans get the care they deserve.

More on Homeland Security, Military & Veterans

January 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Rep. Tom Marino (PA-12) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s televised Oval Office address to the nation.

Rep. Marino said the following:

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marino voted to keep the government open, secure our borders, and provide disaster assistance to those affected by severe weather events across the country.

The continuing resolution passed today provides funding for the federal government until February 8, 2019 and provides $5.7 billion for construction of the border wall.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement:

July 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, the House of Representatives passed, H.Res. 990, legislation that denounces calls for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

July 16, 2018 Press Release

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.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

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:

June 12, 2018 Press Release

“I applaud President Trump for taking this historic first step in our efforts for diplomacy with North Korea. While more conversations are needed to detail the process, the initial agreement reached to completely denuclearize the Korean peninsula is a profound step towards peace. Since North Korea has shown time and again that they cannot be trusted, President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo must remain vigilant and ensure complete and total verification of denuclearization.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 by a bipartisan vote of 351-66.  Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) voted in favor of this legislation.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal:

“I applaud the President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Obama Administration’s flawed Iran Nuclear Deal.  For years I have said that the deal is a scam, that it was poorly negotiated, and that it is in direct conflict with the interests of the United States and our allies.

March 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday President Trump signed Congressman Tom Marino’s (PA-10) legislation H.R. 1858 into law.  This law renames the United States Post Office in Liberty, Pennsylvania, as the “Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom Post Office.”

March 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – With the school shooting last month in Parkland Florida, it is time we take the security of our nation’s children seriously. When parents send their kids to school every morning, they trust their child will be safe and will return home at the end of the day. Congress must take steps to increase security by authorizing programs which provide more funding to hire guards for schools.