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    • davem54

      I am amazed that the GOP doesn’t get that the internet is Our Friend - look at what I found out about this GOP congressman through a Google search:  Early life and education:
      Marino was born and raised in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.[2] Marino received his undergraduate degree from Lycoming College and his juris doctor from Dickinson School of Law.[3]

      Law Career:
      Marino served as a Lycoming County District Attorney from 1992–2002, and was then selected as a U.S. Attorney.

      In 2007, Marino resigned from office as U.S. Attorney after a Department of Justice investigation was launched for giving a reference to convicted felon Louis DeNaples, who needed the reference to obtain a license to operate slot machines at his Mount Airy Lodge casino in Eastern PA. Marino falsely claimed he had written permission from the Justice Department to issue the reference, and the Justice Department confirmed they did not give permission. Marino resigned while under review by the Department of Justice, and accepted a position as Louis DeNaples in-house attorney for $250,000 per year. Marino’s resignation, under Justice Department guidelines, ended the internal affairs probe. Tenure:
      Marino is one of the most conservative members of the Pennsylvania delegation. He ranked third among PA members in Americans for Prosperity’s scorecard (70%) and fifth in Club for Growth’s scorecard (63%).

      In 2011, Rep. Marino became a co-sponsor of Bill H.R.3261 otherwise known as the Stop Online Piracy Act.

      Marino supports the death penalty. He believes that the mentally ill and criminals should not be able to obtain guns.

      In July 2012, Marino introduced a bill to help fund local and state governments, about $800 million per year, to sustain various law enforcement activities such as prosecution, prevention, education, training, and corrections called the “Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2012.” Marino said, “Local law enforcement agencies and officials need nothing less than our full support in combating crime on every level.”

      In July 2013, Marino voted “NO” to Rep. Justin Amash’s (R-Mich.) amendment #413 to H.R. 2397 “To end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act and bar the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records, including telephone call records, that pertain to persons who are not subject to an investigation under Section 215” which even Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), an author of the Patriot Act, considers un-American.

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