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, D.C. – Congressman Tom Marino (PA-12) released the following statement announcing his resignation from the United States House of Representatives.
Rep. Marino said the following:
Washington, D.C.- Today, Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) introduced a constitutional amendment, H.J. Res. 26, to institute 4-year terms for members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The introduction of this constitutional amendment is an additional effort to bring improved governance from the legislative branch. Along with recently introduced legislation to impose term limits and ensure that Congress considers one legislative subject at a time, this amendment to the constitution will deliver better government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) and Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing January as National Mentoring Month to encourage caring adults in communities across the nation to become mentors and celebrate the powerful impact that mentoring programs have every day in the lives of young people. In the United States, 1 in 3 young people are growing up without a mentor constituting the mentoring gap in our nation.
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:
Washington, D.C. — Each term, Rep. Tom Marino (PA-12) introduces legislation aimed at refocusing Washington and ensuring government operates in its purest form – for the people, by the people. These reforms include single subject legislation to ensure transparency in lawmaking and term limits of 12 years for Members of Congress.
Rep. Marino issued the following statement regarding the introduction of these two bills:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Marino issued the following statement after being sworn-in as Representative of the new 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. This will be the congressman’s fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he will continue to serve on the House Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Representative Marino said the following:
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:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Marino and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman, Ron Johnson (WI), requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a review of the Federal Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) staffing procedures and practices to assess how staffing levels contribute to safety conditions at BOP facilities.
Washington, DC- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved Governor Tom Wolf's request to declare a disaster in Bradford, Columbia, Delaware, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Susquehanna counties after significant flood damage to homes and businesses was sustained from severe storms between Aug. 10 – 15, 2018.
Subcommittee Chairman on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law Tom Marino (PA-10) questions Google CEO Sundar Pichai during the House Judiciary Committee's hearing, "Transparency and Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filtering Practices".