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MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference on Bipartisan Military Mental Health Screening Bill

May 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 9:15AM, U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) will hold a press conference to discuss the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. more»

Thompson-Cosponsored VA Management and Accountability Act Passes House of Representatives

May 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today voted to support H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Management Accountability Act.  Thompson, a cosponsor of H.R. 4031, issued the following statement after the legislation passed the House by a vote of 390 to 33. more»

Senator Scarnati: Oswayo Fish Hatchery Will Remain Open

May 19, 2014

In its June 2014 issue, Pennsylvania Game & Fish magazine mistakenly printed a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) January 2013 press release which announced that the PFBC voted to close two state fish hatcheries, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Primary Election is Tuesday - Voting Info

27 weeks 3 days ago
Election Day.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 is Primary Electrion day in Pennsylvania.

Up for grabs is the right to run for state governor this Fall. Some of our area is also voting for State Representative canditates for the 83rd  District, 84th District and the US 10th District. 

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Scarnati Urges Local Organizations to Apply for Growing Greener Grants

May 15, 2014

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting applications for Growing Greener grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

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

29 weeks 10 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

29 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»

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