Tom Marino

Tom Marino


Reps. Marino, Wasserman Schultz Applaud Passage of Rape Survivor Child Custody Act


Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Republican and Democrat leaders and cosponsors of H.R. 2772–The Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, applauded its passage in the House of Representatives today as part of a larger legislative package in S. 178–Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA).

The mission of this legislation is simple: prohibit rapists from seeking custody of a child conceived through rape, against the protests of the rape survivor. If signed into law, the legislation would incentivize states to correct an overly complex child custody framework by revoking the parental rights’ of rapists.

The bill also protects rape survivors from further trauma, harassment, and intimidation by their rapist. That protection is vital for a mother who makes the personal decision to keep a child conceived through rape.

“This legislation is crucial for rape victims and their mental wellbeing. It is also vital to the child. This bill is a clear directive to states that demand better protections for rape survivors that are not only necessary but long overdue,” said Congressman Marino.

“This bipartisan bill, which is part of the larger JVTA legislation, is an important step forward for rape survivors, who deserve commonsense protections under the law. No state should allow a rapist to use parental rights as a weapon against a survivor. Thank you to Rep. Marino, Senator Brown, and Senator Ayotte for their hard work in moving this bill forward into law,” said Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz. 

The bill is supported by several national organizations like the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence and several state-specific sexual violence coalitions including Pennsylvania and Florida.


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Marino to Host Local Academy Days for 2016 Nominations


Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) has announced two ‘Academy Days’ at local high schools in the 10th District where students can preview and meet representatives from each of America’s prestigious Military Service Academies. Marino’s congressional office is now accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies and all interested students are invited to attend one or both of the following events:

Location 1:

  • Saturday, May 30th, 2015
  • Williamsport Area High School, 2990 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
  • From 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Location 2:

  • Saturday, June 13th, 2015
  • Abington Heights High School, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
  • From 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Applicants to U.S. Service Academies must be nominated by their congressional representative and complete all application requirements and submit before October 5th, 2015.

For more information on Academy Days, academy applications and the nomination process please contact Ryan Barton at (570) 322-3961 or email at All applications should be mailed to Congressman Marino’s Williamsport office at 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 1A, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Nominations are available to the following: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT; and the Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck, NY.


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Rep. Marino Commemorates May as "National Foster Care Month"


Washington D.C.—Today, Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) joined members of Congress from across the country to declare the month of May as "National Foster Care Month." In the United States, over 400,000 young people are looking for permanency with caring parents.

Marino, alongside his friend and colleague Karen Bass (CA-39), co-chairs the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus. Four other bipartisan members form the caucus’ leadership: Jim McDermott (WA-07), Diane Black (TN-06), Jim Langevin (RI-02) and Trent Franks (AZ-08). The caucus now counts well over 100 Members of Congress from across the country and from both sides of the aisle.

This year's theme is "Get to Know the Many Faces of Foster Care," and it is a time for elected leaders to celebrate the diversity of America’s foster youth and focus on ways to help these young people and support the foster parents, mentors, teachers, caseworkers, and advocates who have dedicated their professional careers and their personal lives to ensuring these young people find love, protection and stability with a permanent family.

"Every child deserves to grow up healthy, safe, and loving home," said Rep. Marino. "We know that when children grow up in stable households, they are much more likely to succeed as adults. That has been my experience in the foster care community and why I am involved with this important congressional effort. Every foster child has the opportunity to pursue their dreams, start great careers and raise wonderful, loving families of their own.

That is why this month we want to highlight those successful individuals and let them lead as the examples of foster care. We re-commit ourselves to ensuring that every child has access to the promise of the American dream. We honor and thank the countless professionals and individuals who give of themselves selflessly to make this promise a reality."

During May, members of this bi-partisan caucus will host events throughout the country which will culminate on Foster Youth Shadow Day on May 20th. This is one of my favorite days serving in Congress because foster youth from across the United States will be paired up with their respective member of Congress to tell their stories and advocate for improvements to the nation's foster care system. This day is about showcasing the uplifting and inspiring stories so that all may learn of the triumph and positive nature these youths bring to our nation’s future.

"Foster care month is about more than words--it is about turning our commitment into real action. That will better a system that hundreds of thousands of young people need and rely upon to work," Rep. Marino concluded.


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Marino Now Accepting Congressional Service Academy Nominations for 2016


Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) has announced his congressional office is now accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies beginning today.

Nominations are available to the following: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT; and the Merchant Marine Academy in Great Neck, NY.

Applicants to U.S. Service Academies must be nominated by their congressional representative and complete all application requirements and submit before October 5th, 2015.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement regarding the nomination process:

“Every year, as part of my duties to this office, I have the distinct honor of reviewing the applications put forward by the patriotic, committed and exceptionally determined young people of Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District as they seek to be nominated to America’s most distinguished military academies.

I take this process as seriously as the applicants and greatly enjoy working with them to complete their nominations and guide them through the appointment process.

I welcome all students interested in applying to begin doing so. If there are questions or anything else relating to this process they or their parents need help with, they should know I and my office are here to help in every way.

I look forward to seeing the next round of exceptional applicants whom I can nominate to our greatest institutions.”

All prospective nominees are also invited to attend two Academy Day events where they can preview and meet representatives from each academy. One will be hosted at the Williamsport Area High School on Saturday, May 30th, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM and the second at Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

For more information on academy applications and nominations please contact Ryan Barton at (570) 322-3961 or email at All applications should be mailed to Congressman Marino’s Williamsport office.


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Marino Applauds Passage of Key Cybersecurity Bills


Washington D.C.—Today, Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued a statement regarding the passage of two key cybersecurity bills which originated in the Homeland Security Committee on which he serves. The first, H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act passed the House yesterday; the second, H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement (NCPA) Act passed today; both with bipartisan support.

H.R. 1560 primarily requires the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the Department of Defense (DOD), including the National Security Agency (NSA), to develop new procedures for sharing cybersecurity threats between public entities and federal law enforcement agencies in order to better identify and prevent cyberattacks.

H.R. 1731 compliments H.R. 1560 and also provides a pro-privacy and pro-security approach to modernizing the way the federal government and private sector companies share information without compromising personal information, industry trade secrets or private communications.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement regarding the passage of these important pieces of legislation:

“By no means have we solved the very real and continuously alarming prevalence of cyberattacks on our nation’s public and private sectors; but I voted yes on these bills because they provide critical mechanisms needed to fend off attacks and prevent future ones.

As we have seen in the post 9/11 era, the sharing of information, especially in an expedited and safe manner, is, perhaps, the best way by which we protect ourselves.

Just last week I hosted a telephone town hall where thousands of my constituents answered a poll question about their top homeland security concerns. Cybersecurity overwhelmingly topped the list. That is, in part, why I am happy to report the passage of these bills and my support for them.

Let it also be known these measures are meant to protect our citizens and not spy on them. I also hear from my constituents about their privacy concerns and government intrusion on a regular basis which is why I am encouraged to see these bills take adequate measures to protect privacy while better securing our nation from cyber threats.”


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Reps. Marino, Blackburn Hail Passage of Prescription Drug Enforcement Legislation


Reps. Marino, Blackburn Hail Passage of Prescription Drug Enforcement Legislation

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) and Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) applauded the passage of H.R. 471, the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015. The bill is a signature prescription drug diversion bill of the 114th Congress and passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee on January 27th, 2015.

Today the bill was passed by the House of Representative by voice vote. It offers a critical and comprehensive approach to combat prescription drug abuse by increasing collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), prescription drug distributors and pharmacies. However, a central tenant to its bipartisan support was the strong protections of patients’ access to important medicines. The bill also directs intergovernmental agency collaboration and integration regarding drug abuse enforcement and preserving patient accessibility between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the DEA.

“It just goes to show you that persistence, commonsense and a little elbow grease can go a long way in getting important legislation passed,” Marino said. “I am especially thankful to my friend, Congressman Blackburn, because her efforts really helped us push this bill over the finish line. It is now common knowledge that prescription drug abuse is an epidemic and yet sometimes the solutions to abuse have restricted legitimate patients access to the drugs they require. Let it be known, especially to our Senate colleagues, that this bill protects access and improves enforcement outcomes. Its passage signals our commitment to a safer and healthier America.”

“This legislation will result in better protections against the inappropriate use of prescription drugs by bringing greater clarity and transparency to the requirements for safe and secure distribution of these medicines,” Blackburn said. “I am so pleased to have helped lead this bipartisan effort with Congressman Marino to ensure that patients who have a legitimate need for medications can receive them while we are battling the drug diversion and abuse problem in this country. It is my hope that the Senate will follow suit and act quickly to send this bill to the President's desk as soon as possible.”



  • On January 27th, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed H.R. 471
  • On January 22nd, 2015, Representatives Marino and Blackburn reintroduce the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015
  • On January 22nd, 2015 the Healthcare Distribution Management Association issued a public statement supporting the legislation's reintroduction
  • On January 20th, 2015, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' President & CEO Steven Anderson wrote a letter to Congressman Marino expressing support for H.R. 471
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Marino Votes to Repeal the Death Tax


Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement regarding his ‘yes’ vote on H.R. 1105 - the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, which permanently repeals the estate tax and reduces the federal gift tax to 35%. The bill also provides special exemptions for individuals who die before the bill’s enactment.

Marino issued the following statement regarding the bill’s passage:

“I was more than happy to vote in favor of killing the death tax. It should have died a long time ago. The federal and state governments frequently demonstrate their incapability of managing budgets and so they look to taxes as a way out. That is no way to remedy shortfalls and run government. It is not up to the taxpayer to bail out misguided bureaucrats. The death tax, or the estate tax, as they fancifully call it, is just another scheme to empty tens of thousands of dollars out of the pocket of hardworking Americans.

In my district, farms, particularly family-owned ones, and small businesses are negatively impacted by this ridiculous tax. Those folks tell me all the time they want it repealed and today the House did just that. Opponents of repealing the death tax should instead take a look at the onerous regulatory burdens put on the same families and businesses hit by the death tax. Until then, what we are doing in the House is indicative of a new breed of Republicans looking to slim down, streamline and clean up a tiresome tax and spend mentality in Washington.”  


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Marino’s Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act Yields First Criminal Convictions


Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) was notified yesterday of charges brought against members of an Ohio dogfighting ring under his Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2013.

Congressman Marino issued the following statement about the law’s impact on reducing and ultimately eliminating animal fighting in the United States:

“It saddens me every time I hear about one of these events but I am encouraged to see the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act is helping law enforcement and prosecutors put criminals behind bars. The law is intended to curtail the viewership of animal fighting events and that is just commonsense. By taking away the incentive for animal fighters to host these gruesome and sickeningly abusive events, we can help eliminate them altogether. The law also makes it illegal to bring minors to these events and thereby further diminishes the susceptibility of new participants and illegal activity. We must not forget that gambling, drug, weapons and sex crimes occur during animal fighting events - even more reason to toughen our laws against the practice.

I want to congratulate the State of Ohio’s law enforcement entities as well as the federal agencies involved in capturing these criminals. It is their enforcement of this law which makes it effective and ultimately our society a safer.”


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Rep. Marino to Host Annual Spring Senior Fair 2015


Selinsgrove, PA—Today, Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) announced the details of his Annual Spring Senior Fair. This is the fifth annual fair since Marino was elected in 2010. Since then, the fair’s prominence and popularity has grown, prompting Marino to host two events per year, one in the spring and fall seasons. This is the first year Marino will break the annual fair into seasonal events and host each fair at different locations so senior citizens from every community in PA-10 can attend.

The venue of the spring event is larger than previous fairs and will allow seniors easier access to parking as well as the ability to move more freely to participating vendor stations. Inside, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from local agencies representing areas like healthcare, education, financial security, state government offices, and area nonprofit organizations to assist and educate them about various programs and benefits available to seniors.

WHEN: Monday, April 27th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM

WHERE: VFW – Selinsgrove Post No. 6631, 940 US Rt. 522, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Members of the media are welcome to attend the event. Any questions regarding attendance should be directed to Ryan Shucard.

All other non-media inquiries regarding the event’s details should be directed to Cathy Romaniello.

Congressman said the following of the fair and its continued success:

“I have the ability to host many official events and showcase an array of services to my constituents on a regular basis but the Senior Fair is among the most important as well as my favorite. My representation of PA-10 allows me bring together public and private services in one location so seniors do not have to search for what they need. Access to information is critical so my staff and I wanted to make it even easier. And because of that, this event has turned into a great success. So much so, that we needed to host two events per year instead of just one.

I am excited to see everyone there and connect with folks from the surrounding communities. I am also extremely thankful to the vendors who will be in attendance as well as my colleagues from state and local governments. Equally important, I am thankful to Cathy on my district staff. She has been absolutely essential to the growth and success of this event over the years and I have no doubt it would not be what it is today without her diligence, hard work and cheer.”

A full list of attending vendors and/or representatives can be found below:

Congressman Tom Marino

State Senator John R. Gordner

State Rep Lynda Culver

RHP Law Group

Sun Home Health and Hospice

Advanced Tech Hearing Aid Centers

Almond Tree Senior Solutions Inc.

Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village

Elmcroft Senior Living

Evangelical Hospice

Evangelical Community Hospital

FGXpress Glen Van Dyke

Foster Grandparents Program

Home Instead Senior Care

Manor at Penn Village

Rolling Hills Manor

USTA-Union Snyder Transportation Alliance

Visiting Angels

HelpMates, Inc.

VNA Health System

Union Snyder Community Action Agency

PA Career Link Northumberland/Snyder/Union Counties

Central Susquehanna Sight Service, Inc.

Union -Snyder Agency on Aging, Inc.

Scheib Law Offices

Spitler Mobility

Love INC.

Hub's Home Oxygen & Medical Supplies

Brookline Manor

Comfort Keepers #140

Rose View Court

Mountain View, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center CCRC

Geisinger Health Plan

Susquehanna Trails Dog Training Club

Keystone Mobile Shredding, Inc.

County Homemakers Support Coordination Entity-Case Mgt Services

County Homeakers Inc- Personal Assistance Services for In Home Care

Heritage Heights/Riverview Point Apartments

Marshall Parker & Weber LLC

American Red Cross

Dedicated Nursing Associates

Heritage Springs Memory Care

Snyder County Veterans Affairs

Baltimore Life Insurance

AARP Pennsylvania

The Educators, Inc.

FOCUS Health, Inc

Griswold Home Care

Van Dyke Marketing-Protecting Your Identity on the Internet from Cyber Criminals



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Tom Marino came to Congress in January 2011 in much the same way he arrived at other destinations throughout this life: with a sense of purpose, a clear set of goals, and a common-sense approach to finding solution to serious problems.

Though he had previously talked about running for Congress, it wasn’t until he found himself so frustrated by the direction the nation was taking that he declared himself a candidate in early 2010.

He emerged the victor of a three-man Republican primary race and went on to defeat two-term Democrat incumbent Chris Carney by 10 percentage points in November 2010.

With his two children at his side, he was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives on January 5, 2011, becoming part of the largest freshman class in decades.

Tom was re-elected to serve a second term in 2012, receiving 66 percent of the vote in the general election.

Marino maintained his standing on three House committees – Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and the Judiciary – and six subcommittees, two of which he serves as Vice Chairman.

The assignments are a good fit for the attorney who gained a reputation as a tough prosecutor, first as Lycoming County District Attorney and then as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

But when Congressman Marino tells working people that he knows where they are coming from, he means it.

That’s because he is never far from his blue-collar roots and the middle-class Williamsport neighborhood home where his mother still lives.

Tom, one of four children to Vivian Marino and the late Joseph Marino, is a second-generation Italian-American.  His father was a janitor and a fireman and his mother was a homemaker.

Tom married his high school sweetheart, Edie, and went to work in the manufacturing field.  It wasn’t until he was passed over for a promotion that he realized the importance of a college education.

So, at 30 years old, Tom sold his truck and Edie worked full time as he enrolled in college.  Tom earned his bachelor’s and law degrees in five years, attending the former Williamsport Area Community College, Lycoming College and Dickinson School of Law.

He practiced law for several years before being elected to two terms as District Attorney for Lycoming County.  He later served as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, where his name became synonymous with cracking down on organized crime and drug trafficking.  He was the first U.S. Attorney to attend the Top Gun PA X training classes and completed a National Security Seminar at the U.S. Army War College at the Carlisle Barracks.

Tom returned to work as a private-practice attorney for two years before deciding to run for Congress.

Tom and Edie have two adopted children, Chloe and Victor, and live in Cogan Station, Lycoming County.

A three-time cancer survivor, Tom is active in community events and enjoys reading, motorcycle riding, weightlifting, running, and spending time with his family.

Besides his committee work, Tom is involved with a number of congressional caucuses, and serves as Co-Chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, Congressional Kidney Caucus, and the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth.

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