Government

Scarnati Urges Area Senior Centers to Apply for State Grants

February 7, 2014

Area Senior Community Centers can now apply for state grants of up to $150,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to improve their programs, services and facilities, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Marino's animal fighting bill signed into law

February 7, 2014

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the president signed into law bipartisan legislation championed by U.S. Representative Tom Marino (PA-10) that will make it a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight and will impose additional penalties for taking minors to such events. more»

Marino applauds VA outreach clinic for Wayne, Pike County veterans

February 6, 2014

For Immediate Release
Februray 6, 2014

Hamlin, PA – Today, the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center announced the award of a contract to Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers for primary care, telehealth and women’s health services in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. more»

Senator Scarnati to Hold School Safety Grant Announcement Event on February 6th

January 31, 2014

A School Safety Grant Announcement Event will be held on February 6th at Central Mountain High School in Clinton County,according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Bipartisan Farm Bill Advances to Final Stages; Thompson Lauds Economic Benefit of Measure for Pennsylvania

January 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Agricultural Act of 2014, a five-year Farm Bill reauthorization, by a vote of 251-166.  The bill was produced by the House-Senate conference committee that was charged with resolving differences between the House and Senate-passed Farm Bills. U.S. more»

House passes FARRM Act, provides certainty for America’s farmers

January 29, 2014

For Immediate Release
January 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (FARRM Act).  The legislation includes $16.6 billion in net savings and provides long term stability for our nation’s agriculture industry. more»

Thompson Reacts to President's State of the Union Address

January 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, tonight released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. more»

Marino reaction to State of the Union address

January 28, 2014

For Immediate Release
January 28, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Tom Marino (PA-10) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address: more»

PA House Leaders Admonish Academic Bigotry

January 28, 2014

HARRISBURG – Bigotry is wrong and cannot be tolerated is the message Pennsylvania House Leaders are sending today with the introduction of a resolution condemning the Academic Studies Association (ASA) boycott against the State of Israel, House Majority Leader, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) announced today.

Foreign Affairs Committee Mark-Up

January 28, 2014

Foreign Affairs Full Committee

Mark-Up: more»

Thompson to Host Penn State University Football Coach James Franklin for State of the Union Address

January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that Pennsylvania State University Football Coach James Franklin will be his guest for the President’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night.  
 
“With the beginning of a new year, we are filled with a sense of optimism and possibility. more»

Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

January 28, 2014

Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Hearing: The Scope of Fair Use

Witnesses: more»

Bradford county veterans advocate to join Marino at SOTU

January 27, 2014

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2014

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Tom Marino (PA-10) has invited Bradford County constituent Melinda Piccotti to be his guest at tomorrow evening’s State of the Union address. more»

Local Fire, Ambulance Organizations to Receive More Than $286,000 in State Grants

January 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith today announced that volunteer fire and ambulance associations in Jefferson and Indiana counties will receive more than $286,000 in state grant funding this year.

Marino announces 2014 service academy nominations

January 24, 2014

For Immediate Release
January 24, 2014

Williamsport, PA - Today, U.S. Representative Tom Marino officially announced the nomination of 15 young men and women of Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District to the United States’ Service Academies. more»

Senator Scarnati Announces School Safety Grants

January 23, 2014

Four schools in the 25th Senatorial District have been selected to receive Pennsylvania school safety grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

The grant program was created through legislation Scarnati authored in response to the tragic shooting which occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December of 2012. more»

Senator Scarnati Announces $2.89 Million in Growing Greener Grants Awarded for Environmental Projects

January 22, 2014

Nine organizations in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $2,895,546 in state Growing Greener grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Thompson on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, March for Life

January 22, 2014

 

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker:  On this coming Sunday, January 19th, communities and churches across America will be celebrating the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

Sanctity of Life Sunday is a call to defend the sanctity of human life. more»

Inspired in Erie County: Time Spent with Constituents, Small Businesses, Education Leaders & Community Advocates

January 21, 2014

This past weekend, like many over the past year, I was in Erie County to meet with constituents, local businesses, education leaders and community advocates. more»

Thompson Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: more»

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