Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
U.S. Rep.-elect Tom Marino has landed positions on two key congressional committees.
Marino, R-Lycoming Township, was notified Wednesday that he will join the U.S. House Homeland Security and Judiciary committees when the 112th Congress convenes next month.
“I don’t think there is anything more important than to serve on a committee that is dedicated to protecting our people and our land,” Marino said in a press release. “Our focus not only will be to prevent terrorist attacks but to eliminate the terrorists.”
Marino, when he takes office on Jan. 5, will represent the 10th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Bradford, Tioga, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne and Wyoming counties.
Information on what committees U.S. Rep.-elect Lou Barletta of the 11th Congressional District will serve on was not available Friday.
Marino wrested the seat from U.S. Rep Chris Carney, D-Dimock Township, who also held a seat on the House Homeland Security Committee. In addition, Carney sat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Marino, 58, said he is pleased and honored to be selected to two committees that are close to his heart and mirror his experience.