Today is Shadow Day for the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus. The day’s name is self-explanatory and so is the caucus. What is less obvious and less known is just how successful many of America’s foster youth have become.
Even considering that fact is unnerving. Today, more than 600,000 Americans are living with kidney failure – the large majority of whose lives are sustained by life-saving dialysis treatments. That’s hundreds of thousands of lives that would have been lost and hundreds of thousands of families that would have been broken apart before the invention and expansion of dialysis treatment.
Cogan Station, PA-President Obama addressed the nation on the eve of September 11th in an attempt to outline how he plans to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, or ISIL as he calls it. However, the speech fell far short of describing just how evil ISIS is and how difficult it will be to defeat them. President Obama also failed to articulate just how seriously imminent the threat is to our homeland.
In a divided government like we have seen in Washington since 2011, it is obviously difficult to get things done. Both parties represent constituencies with deeply different ideologies. As representatives of our states and districts, we in Congress reflect that divide and defend the beliefs our constituents hold dear while doing our best to effectively govern.
Cogan Station, PA – Now is the best time in America’s energy history. New reports from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show the United States now produces 84% of its energy needs right here at home while usage of renewables has surged upward by 49% since 2005. More good news shows overall emissions are down by 11% and projected to continue downward.
Op-Ed: Killing Keystone XL Pipeline Un-American
BY REP. TOM MARINO
Consider this. You are presented with a $7 billion, shovel-ready project that would immediately create 20,000 good-paying, union-scale jobs with the promise of thousands more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPT. 22, 2011
By TOM MARINO
Member, U.S. Congress
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2011
MARINO: DIRE FINANCIAL SITUATION LEAVES NO ROOM FOR IDEOLOGY
Our country is facing a crisis right now – and it’s not just about our $14.5 trillion national debt, a record-high national deficit, or the impasse over the looming debt ceiling situation.