Taxes & Spending
Taxes and federal spending are out of control. It has been far too long, regardless of who occupies the Oval Office or which party controls Congress, since meaningful restraints to our budget have been enacted. Since taking the Oath of Office on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, I have sponsored and cosponsored legislation that cuts the federal government’s frivolous spending practices on duplicative programs and initiatives which are better left to the states. With our national debt exceeding $17 trillion and total debt well over $59 trillion, Congress is not doing what it takes to pay down those debts and balance the budget. It is unacceptable and irresponsible.
The federal government has not demonstrated to the American people that it can spend tax dollars in a responsible and sustainable way. My ongoing battle will remain to find ways to lower taxes and reign-in out of control government spending. I will continue to fight to lower taxes so you can keep more of your hard-earned money and join my colleagues on proposals to lower the individual and corporate tax rates and lower the burden of federal taxation.
With the United States facing an astonishing $18 trillion debt, we must continue to advocate and put in place common sense policies that work to lower the debt, not increase it. As a Member of Congress, I have voted to balance the budget and am continuously working to ensure that the U.S. economy is competitive in the world market for years to come. We can no longer mortgage the future of our country to pay for the wasteful programs of today.
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Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) has invited all members of the media to a telephone press conference ahead of President Obama’s final State of the Union address to be delivered before Congress next Tuesday.
Please see details of the tele-conference below:
WHO: Congressman Marino, members of the media from PA-10 and the Commonwealth
Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement regarding his opposition to H.R. 2029-Consolidated Appropriations Act or was has been referred to as the “omnibus spending bill”:
“I voted against this bill for many of the same reasons I voted against the budget deal in October. This is a massive spending measure with $50 billion in additional spending. America cannot continue this trend.
Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2029, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act which passed the House of Representatives 318-109:
“When I speak with people across the tenth district about their finances, the overwhelming majority of them tell me that having greater certainty about their financial outlook is most important – whether it is for their small business or family’s budget. That is why I voted in favor of this important tax reform package.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a provision within the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644) permanently banning state taxation of Internet access.
A temporary ban was first put in place in 1998. Since then, Congress has extended it multiple times with enormous bipartisan support. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has long sought to make the ban permanent.
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) voted to reject the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 which passed the House of Representatives 266-167.