REP. MARINO’S WEEKLY WRAPUP – JULY 15, 2011
JUDICIARY: Approved HR 1932, Keep Our Communities Safe Act
SUMMARY: Stops the release of dangerous criminal immigrants into American communities.
This bill provides a basis for Department of Homeland Security to detain as long as necessary specified dangerous criminal immigrants under orders of removal who cannot be removed.
JUDICIARY: Passed the Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011. (Marino is a co-sponsor.)
SUMMARY: This bipartisan bill would prohibit state and local governments from imposing any
new discriminatory tax on mobile services, mobile service providers, or mobile
service property for five years from the date of its enactment.
HOMELAND SECURITY Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and
Security Technologies held a hearing to examine the ability of the Federal Protective Service to
accomplish its mission of securing and safeguarding the approximately 9,500 federally owned
and leased buildings and their occupants.
• Rep. Marino introduced, with Rep. Betty Sutton, D-OH, HR2492, the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act of 2011 which makes it a federal offense to attend an animal fight and to take minors to such events.
• Rep. Marino signed a letter to the President calling on him to clarify that people on Social Security will continue to receive benefits in spite of the federal government potentially reaching the debt limit.
NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
The week of July 18-22 was originally scheduled as a Constituent Work Week in the district but because of the ongoing budget discussions, Rep. Marino will be in Washington, D.C.
BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION:
• Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011: cuts total spending by $111 billion in fiscal year 2012; caps spending over the next 10 years; requires the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment before raising the nation’s debt limit
• HR 2434, Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Act