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PA Congressmen Urge U.S. Fish & Wildlife to Reevaluate Proposal to List Northern Long-Eared Bat as Endangered

May 14, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, joined by eight members of the Pennsylvania delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urging the agencies to reevaluate their proposal to list the Northern Long-Eared Bat as an endangered species. more»

Coalition of 29 Additional National Organizations Announces Support for Thompson MEPS Act

May 13, 2014

Titusville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, announced that 29 additional national organizations have formally endorsed the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. more»

Thompson-Langevin Bill Promoting Career Counseling Programs Passes House with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

May 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), Co-Chairmen of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, applauded today’s passage of an amendment to the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. more»

Jefferson County Receives State Grant to Expand and Improve Recycling Services

May 9, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) announced today that the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority has received an $89,100 grant that will significantly expand and simplify recycling services in the county and help to further educate school students and the general public on the methods and benefits of recycling.

SFC Scott Smith Honored by PA House

May 8, 2014

HARRISBURG – Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Smith, son of Robert and Shirl Smith of Punxsutawney, was posthumously honored by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today for his dedication and courage in serving our nation at home and abroad. more»

Lycoming County Receives Award for Landfill Energy project

15 weeks 22 hours ago
Pictured, from left, are Lycoming County Commissioner Jeff Wheeland; state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township; and county Commissioners Tony Mussare and Ernie Larson.

A partnership between Lycoming County, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and PPL Renewable Energy has resulted in an environmental award for the county’s landfill gas-to-energy project. The Lycoming County landfill gas-to-energy plant earned the Pennsylvania Governor’s award for Environmental Excellence from the Department of Environmental Protection. “Th more»

Statement on Resolutions Holding Former IRS Official In Contempt; Calling for Special Counsel to Investigate IRS Allegations

May 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today voted to support H. Res. 574, a resolution holding former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and H. Res. 565, a resolution calling on Attorney General Eric H. more»

Mirabito to hold May 1 town hall meeting

May 7, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

Statement on Legislative Budget & Finance Committee Gaming Study Report

May 7, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued a statement regarding the gaming study report released by the Legislative Budget & Finance Committee (LBFC): more»

Thompson: Nurses play an essential role in keeping our society healthy and safe

May 7, 2014

Remarks as prepared:

"Mr.Speaker, I rise today to recognize National Nurses Week, which is celebrated annually from May 6th through May 12th.  

Nurses all across the country serve as the first line of defense in the prevention of sickness and injury.   more»

Wmspt Mayor Announces Hoops Not Harm Program

15 weeks 2 days ago
Statement from Mayor Campana's office.

Press release from the Mayor of Williamsport received today:

Mayor's last comments about basketball at Memorial Park, new opportunities at Memorial Family Park, and the City's Hoops Not Harm Program more»

Thompson Times Newsletter: Thompson Military Mental Health Bill Picks Up Steam

May 5, 2014

Friends,

As we move into the spring season, I hope these updates from Washington and across the 5th District find you well. Be sure to keep your calendars close for you will also find information on upcoming deadlines and outreach events. more»

Scarnati: State Applications Now Being Accepted for Clean Diesel Grants

May 2, 2014

Local organizations and municipalities can now apply for grants available through the State Clean Diesel Grant Program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The grants are provided to support projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions, purchase and install idle-reduction technology or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles. more»

Statement on Medical Cannabis in Pennsylvania

May 1, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued a statement following today’s announcement by Governor Corbett regarding medical cannabis:  more»

DOT Interstate Highway Tolling Plan Bad News for Taxpayers

April 30, 2014

Remarks as prepared:

Mr. Speaker, the U.S Department of Transportation yesterday delivered to Congress a draft highway reauthorization which proposes to remove the prohibition on tolling existing capacity on interstate highways. more»

Challenging Obama Admin on Proposal to Siphon Career and Technical Education Funding for Untested Programs

April 30, 2014

This week, during a House Education & the Workforce Committee hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for the U.S. Department of Education, I had the opportunity to question U.S. more»

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