April 13, 2017
Pennsylvania Representative, Tom Marino, of Lycoming County is expected to step down from his seat in Congress to serve in the Trump Administration as the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy according to Fox News reports.
Marino as of now is serving on the 10th congressional district for his third term and is known best for creating and co-sponsoring two drug policy bills passed in 2016, the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act and the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act.
The Transnational Drug Trafficking Act provides the Department of Justice “additional tools to target extraterritorial drug trafficking activity” in hopes to end drug trafficking. The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act, a controversial law signed by Obama in 2016, helps guarantee that pharmacies don’t hand out prescription drugs to those who will abuse them.
There have been no comments from Marino’s office nor The White House on the matter but it has been reported from CBS that he is on the final stages of finishing his paperwork.