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Tom Marino
Tom Marino.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 10
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorChris Carney (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.54 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next primaryMay 20, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,535,920
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sWilliamsport Area Community College
Bachelor'sLycoming College, 1985
J.D.Penn State University, 1988
Personal
BirthdayAugust 12, 1951
Place of birthWilliamsport , PA
Net worth$141,446
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Tom Marino (b. August 12, 1951, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Marino was first elected by voters from Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District in 2010 and recently won re-election in 2012.[1] He was unopposed in the April 24, 2012, Republican primary and faced Philip Scollo (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Before becoming a congressman, Marino served as a U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and as Lycoming County district attorney.

Marino is is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Marino is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Marino was born August 12, 1951, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Williamsport Area Community College in 1983. He then graduated from Lycoming College in 1985 and Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in 1988.[3]

Career

  • 1992-2002: Served as Lycoming County (Pa.) district attorney
  • 1992-2002: Served as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Marino serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

  • Foreign Affairs
  • Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
    • Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
    • Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
  • Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Marino's campaign website lists the following issues:[5]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "Tom knows that the past few years have been tough on the people of Pennsylvania and he has been fighting for pro-growth policies to get America back to work. As a fiscal conservative, Tom believes that the best way to create jobs is to remove government barriers to the private sector and cut the bureaucratic red-tape that stifles innovation and success."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "Tom has continuously voted to repeal, defund, and replace Obamacare at every opportunity in his first term. While Tom believes that every American should have access to quality and affordable health care, he is fundamentally opposed to the government intrusion of Obamacare into the health care decisions of American families."
  • The War on Terror
Excerpt: "Tom understands the importance of protecting the citizens of the United States from acts of terrorists and believes that we must continue to keep our nation safe but still free. Tom wants to see our troops safely return home as soon as possible, but understands that it must be done to ensure safety and stability."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "Tom comes from a region that has been blessed with an abundance of natural gas. This resource can make us energy independent and assist in protecting our national security. Our country's dependence on foreign oil has led us to give trillions of American dollars to foreign nations, many of which pose a serious threat to our security."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: " Tom is a member of the National Rifle Association and a strong supporter of gun rights and the Second Amendment."

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Marino's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Marino voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Marino voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Marino voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Marino voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Marino voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Marino voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[13]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Marino voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Marino voted against HR 2775.[20]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Marino voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Marino voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Marino voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Marino voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[8]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Marino voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[21]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tom Marino endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [22]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Marino is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Marino ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 10th District. He was unopposed in the April 24, 2012 Republican primary and faced Philip Scollo (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[23]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[24] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[24]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Philip Scollo 34.4% 94,227
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Marino Incumbent 65.6% 179,563
Total Votes 273,790
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Marino is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Marino raised a total of $1,535,920 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[26]

Tom Marino's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 10) Won $822,149
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 10) Won $713,771
Grand Total Raised $1,535,920

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Marino's reports.[27]

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Marino's reports.[28]

Tom Marino (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2013$16,455.37$108,347.76$(23,030.27)$101,772.86
July Quarterly[30]July 15, 2013$101,772.86$118,811.76$(49,500.81)$171,083.81
October Quarterly[31]October 13, 2013$171,083.81$81,875.00$(25,910.98)$227,047.83
Year-End[32]January 28, 2014$227,047$116,248$(60,747)$282,549
April Quarterly[33]April 15, 2014$282,549.25$128,510.00$(30,044.18)$381,015.07
Running totals
$553,792.52$(189,233.24)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Marino's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Marino won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $822,420 and spent $815,149.[34] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[35]

Cost per vote

Marino spent $4.54 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Marino won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Marino's campaign committee raised a total of $713,771 and spent $704,457.[36]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Marino is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[37]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[38]

Marino most often votes with:

Marino least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Marino missed 117 of 1,714 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 6.8%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.[39]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Marino paid his congressional staff a total of $848,006 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[40]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Marino's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-304,550 to $587,442 . That averages to $141,446, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Marino ranked as the 368th most wealthy representative in 2012.[41]

Tom Marino Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$141,446
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2012

Marino ranked 137th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[42]

2011

Marino ranked 100th in the conservative rankings in 2011. He was tied with four other members for the ranking.[43]

Voting with party

2013

Tom Marino voted with the Republican Party 93.3% of the time, which ranked 188th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[44]

2011

Tom Marino voted with the Republican Party 94.1% of the time, which ranked 69 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[45]

Personal

Marino and his wife, Edith, have two children. He is a three-time cancer survivor.[46]

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See also

External links


References

  1. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," November 6, 2012
  2. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  3. U.S. House of Representatives, "Full Biography," accessed December 9, 2013
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed March 18, 2014
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Project Votesmart, "Mike Marino Key Vote," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  22. The Times Leader, "Barletta, Marino back Santorum," January 13, 2012
  23. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  24. 24.0 24.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" accessed April 25, 2012
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Tom Marino," accessed April 18, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Marino 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 5, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Marino 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 5, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Marino Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  34. Open Secrets, "Tom Marino's 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  35. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  36. Open Secrets, "Tom Marino 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  37. Gov Track, "Rep. Tom Marino," accessed June 19, 2013
  38. OpenCongress, "Rep. Tom Marino," accessed August 22, 2013
  39. GovTrack, "Tom Marino," accessed April 17, 2013
  40. LegiStorm, "Tom Marino," accessed September 24, 2012
  41. OpenSecrets, "Marino, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  42. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  43. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  44. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  45. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  46. U.S. House of Representatives, "Full Biography," accessed December 9, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Carney
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 10
2011–present
Succeeded by
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