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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Issues in PA-10

Social Security

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.

Education

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.

Economic Development

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.

More on Issues in PA-10

December 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Marino issued the following statement after the Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a finalized rule that would allow schools to offer flavored milk.

November 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Marino along with Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA), and David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced, H.R. 7190, the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA).  Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. The bill will streamline existing bankruptcy procedures and provide new tools to increase a small business’ ability to achieve a successful restructuring.

November 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Marino issued the following statement announcing Alan Everett, of Millerstown, PA, as the winner of this year’s Congressional App Challenge for Pennsylvania’s Tenth Congressional District.

October 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement following the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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October 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Marino joined Congresswoman Karen Bass in the introduction of the bipartisan H.R. 7012, Supporting Kinship Connections Act. Specifically, H.R. 7012 would amend the Social Security Act to provide grants to develop and enhance or evaluate kinship navigator programs.

October 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Marino issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced it reached a trilateral trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.

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September 26, 2018 Press Release
September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Marino introduced legislation to aid in deploying rural broadband to unserved and underserved areas. H.R. 6871, the Rural Broadband Connectivity Act delivers on the need to incentivize more private investment in broadband deployment for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District and the rest of the country.

September 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) introduced H.R. 6803, the Active Assailant Training, Readiness, and Response Act.

September 6, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a mark-up of H.R. 5468, Permitting Litigation Efficiency Act, introduced by Congressman Marino.