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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Marino Outlines Array of Hopeful Topics for State of the Union Address

January 20, 2015
Press Release

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County outlined a list of topics he hopes President Obama will cover in his State of the Union Address tonight. While the usual speculation among news agencies and pundits continues during the lead-up to the President’s speech, Marino is hopeful for mentions of core issues like border security and lowering the tax burden for all Americans; issues he has championed since first arriving to Congress.

With his new subcommittee assignments, Congressman Marino is also hopeful for the President to mention a willingness to work with Republicans on commonsense regulatory reform measures.

Marino said the following of the President’s pending address:

“I talk to farmers, business owners and local authorities all the time who tell me how cumbersome and confusing it is to comply with the federal government’s regulatory framework. They tell me how discouraging it is to seek confirmation or certifications for new projects because bureaucracies sometimes have contradictory or contentious standards.

Just think of the ripple effect this has on our local economies. Needless bureaucratic hurdles for critical projects, especially for energy infrastructure, stifles job growth and sets Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness back years. All this results in increased consumer costs and undermines our progress.

I agree with most Americans that the federal government is the greatest threat to a prosperous future. That is why I want to streamline regulations; make them smarter and easier for farmers, business owners or developers to navigate, thereby incentivizing more proposals for growth and jobs.”