Issues in PA-10
Social Security is a vital financial resource for over 57 million beneficiaries. Sadly, due to politicians repeatedly raiding the fund over a number of years, and with our baby boomers becoming a vast new group of retirees, this program is in real danger of being insolvent for future generations. Current projections by the Social Security Trustees Report show beneficiaries will see as much of a 23% benefit cut in 2033 when the Trust Funds are exhausted. We need to start having honest conversations about our entitlement programs and start passing real reforms to ensure these programs can continue to benefit those who depend on the funds most.
It is well past time we begin shrinking the Department of Education and return decision making to parents and teachers at the state and local level. I’m proud that my colleagues and I were able to pass the Student Success Act on July 8, 2015, a bill makes several key reforms to our education system, including reducing the federal footprint and instead restoring local control so parents and local leaders are empowered to hold schools accountable in their communities. This bill also protects states from being forced to adopt the Common Core program, which many believe to be a failed program. Lastly, this bill would also allow parents to have greater choice for their children by expanding charter school opportunities, and allowing Title I funds to follow low-income students to traditional public or charter schools, based on the parent’s choice. These reforms will be substantial and will require the President’s support to be passed into law and implemented.
The U.S. economy has taken a hit and we must do something serious to address the $18 trillion national debt. With the runaway spending and wasteful programs that Washington has become accustomed to, it’s time for us to balance the budget and cut programs that hinder our ability to start paying down the debt. I am afraid that if we don’t something now, we will be unable to in the near future.
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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.”
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.— 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.
Congressmen Marino and Cicilline Op-Ed: Creates Act will bring lower priced prescription drugs to market for hardworking Americans
July 3, 2018
Soaring prescription drug costs are a life-threatening concern for Americans across the country.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has been awarded over $35 million to build a high-speed interchange at the I-99/I-80 intersection in Centre County.
The funds will be awarded through the DOT’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program.
Representative Marino issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement regarding his recent efforts to increase rural access to broadband internet:
“It is unacceptable that in 21st Century America, millions of people lack access to reliable and affordable broadband internet. Of the 24 million U.S. households that do not have access to broadband internet, 80% are located in rural areas.