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Statement on WhiteWave Foods Company Expansion

April 16, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding WhiteWave Foods Company locating operations in Clearfield County:  more»

Thompson Announces Agriculture Grant Opportunities for Beginning Farmers

April 14, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today announced a grant opportunity to help train and educate the next generation of agricultural producers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). more»

Thompson Legislation to Improve Military Mental Health Evaluations Introduced in Senate

April 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers (MEPS) Act, companion legislation to the bill U.S. more»

House Passes Bill to Lessen Burden of Health Care Law on Employers, Increase Take Home Pay for Americans

April 3, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, issued the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act.  The legislation, which would help increase wages by repealing the 30-hour work week rule under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed the House by a vote of 248-179. more»

Thompson Receives National Award for Leadership and Advocacy on Career and Technical Education Issues

April 2, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) announced U.S. more»

Senate Republican Standing Committee Memberships

April 2, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced the chairmanships and Republican members for each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees for the remainder of the 2013-2014 legislative session. more»

Senator Scarnati Announces Pennsylvania Elk Drawing Moved to Elk County

March 28, 2014

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s annual Elk License Drawing will be held at the Elk County Visitor’s Center this summer, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The 2014 drawing will take place at the Elk County Visitor’s Center on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in conjunction with the Keystone Elk Country Alliance Elk Festival. more»

U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson, Tim Ryan Introduce “Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act”

March 27, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) today introduced the bipartisan Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. more»

Scarnati: Natural Gas Energy Development Impact Fee Grants Awarded

March 27, 2014

Businesses and organizations in the 25th Senatorial District will receive more than $798,000 in state Natural Gas Energy Development Program grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Thompson-Cosponsored Bill to Extend Emergency Relief from Propane Crisis Becomes Law

March 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. – President Obama on Friday signed into law H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act, a bill cosponsored by U.S. more»

Sen. Yaw’s TV Report: Touring the North Shore Railroad

March 20, 2014

HARRISBURG – This month’s ‘Conversation with Senator Gene Yaw’ focuses on the North Shore Railroad and highlights the importance of the rail industry in central Pennsylvania. more»

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