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Thompson Issues Statement on Presidential Executive Order on Immigration

November 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – This evening, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson issued the following statement with regard to the President's executive actions on immigration: more»

Reps. Dent and Thompson Lead Effort to Make NCAA Come Clean on Penn State Investigation

November 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) and 14 members of the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation sent a letter today to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) calling for the release of all the organization’s documents relating to the Consent Decree imposed upon the Pennsylvania State University. more»

Thompson Discusses Chairmanship of German-American Caucus

November 18, 2014

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the efforts and hard work of the German-American Caucus over the past several years and the great leadership of caucus Cochairman Jim Gerlach. more»

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

November 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5682, legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.  H.R. 5682 passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 252-161. more»

Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation Members Urge Federal Agencies to Abandon Controversial Waters Rule

November 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, along with U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and seven additional Members of the Pennsylvania Delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives, today voiced strong concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. more»

Thompson Announces Open House to Highlight Opportunities Associated with East Branch Dam Rehabilitation Project

November 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today announced a Community Outreach Open House event to highlight economic opportunities associated with the East Branch Dam Cutoff Wall Rehabilitation Project that will be held in Ridgway, PA, on Thursday November 20, 2014, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. more»

Rep. Thompson Issues Statement on Veterans Day 2014

November 10, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day, which will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014:  more»

Thompson Announces Application Period for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

October 31, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the application period for the Fiscal Year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program opens on Monday, November 3, 2014, and will close on Friday, December 5, 2014. more»

USDA Extends Enrollment Deadline for New Dairy Margin Protection Program

October 30, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an extended enrollment deadline for the new dairy Margin Protection Program. more»

Bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education Caucus to Hold Field Hearing in Harrisburg, PA

October 17, 2014

 

Washington, D.C. – Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson will hold a field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on October 24, 2014. more»

Thompson Receives National Association of Manufacturers ‘Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence’

October 15, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for votes supporting American manufacturing during the 113th Congress. more»

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disseminates Ebola Informational Resources

October 3, 2014

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) disseminated a number of Ebola resources for use by health care professionals, state and local health departments, and the general public. Information is available on the CDC website and is updated daily.   more»

Thompson Announces Federal Grant for Penn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois

October 3, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) announced the U.S. more»

Thompson Receives National Award for Leadership Role With Bipartisan No Labels Group

September 26, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – No Labels, a fast growing, grassroots national movement dedicated to bipartisan, ending political gridlock, and solving national problems through consensus building has awarded U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) its “Seal of Approval” award.  Thompson, joined by local public officials and Centre County resident Mr. more»

Thompson Announces a $199,530.00 Federal Grant to Keystone Rural Health Consortia in Emporium

September 24, 2014

Bellefonte, PA - U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant in the amount of $199,530.00 to Keystone Rural Health Consortia in Emporium, Cameron County, Pennsylvania. more»

Bipartisan Solutions on Job Creation

September 19, 2014

Bipartisan Solutions on Job CreationAugust Jobs Report a Stark Reminder
Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson

September 19, 2014 more»

Thompson Agriculture Subcommittee Conducts Hearing on Soil Health

September 18, 2014

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to examine the benefits of promoting soil health in agriculture and rural America. more»

House Passes Resolution to Fund Government Operations and Confront ISIL Terrorist Threat

September 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) issued the following statement upon passage of H. J. Res. 24, Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015, which includes provisions fulfilling the President's request to train and equip vetted Syrian forces against the terrorist group ISIL: more»

House Advances Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Improve Child Care & Development Block Grant Program

September 16, 2014

Washington, D.C – Tonight, the U.S. House passed with unanimous support the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, a bipartisan agreement between the House and Senate to modernize and reauthorize the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. U.S. more»

Thompson Holds Oversight Hearing on U.S. Forest Service Proposed Groundwater Resource Management Directive

September 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the U.S. more»

Thompson Statement on President’s Foreign Policy Address on Terrorist Threat

September 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s foreign policy address on the U.S. response to confronting the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): more»

Agriculture, Timber, & Energy Production Would Suffer If Northern Long-Eared Bat is Listed as Endangered

September 8, 2014

Harrisburg, PA – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a field oversight hearing on “The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania and 37 Other States.”  This hearing examined questions regarding bat data and non-human-caused disease, as well as the likely negative impacts that a federal endangered more»

Committee to Hold Harrisburg Field Hearing on Northern Long Eared Bat’s Federal Endangered Listing Proposal

August 29, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee will hold a Full Committee field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014 on “The Northern Long Eared Bat: The Federal Endangered Species Act and the Impacts of a Listing on Pennsylvania and 37 Other States.”   more»

Thompson Reacts to Proposed Executive Actions to Support Veteran, Military Mental Wellness

August 26, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) is calling on the Senate to take action on a series of House-passed bills that would improve the mental health of veterans and active military and address the unemployment disparity facing the nation’s veteran population.   more»

Thompson Announces Deadline for Service Academy Nomination Applications

August 14, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), today announced October 1, 2014 as the submission deadline for high school seniors to apply for nomination for acceptance into the U.S. Service Academies for 2015. more»

Thompson and PA Agriculture Secretary Greig to Host Public Policy Forum During Ag Progress Days 2014

August 7, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary George Greig, will host a public policy forum during Penn State’s 2014 Ag Progress Days (APD).  Details of the event are provided below. more»

Rep. Thompson: USDA Inclusion of Wood Products in BioPreferred Program will Strengthen Forestry Economy

August 6, 2014

Corry, PA – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule eliminating the restrictions on including mature market wood products in the USDA’s BioPreferred program.  The action implements legislation sponsored by U.S. more»

Thompson Supports Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Reform VA Health Care System

July 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) voted to support H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, which the House passed with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 420 to 5. The bill is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Obama. more»

House Passes Bipartisan Highway Funding Bill

July 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) voted to support H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which authorizes funding to address a looming shortfall to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and extends federal surface transportation programs through May of 2015.  The bill passed the U.S. more»

Thompson Lauds Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Reform Bill; Legislation Set to Become Law

July 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed with bipartisan support the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. more»

Independence Day: "we honor a group of early revolutionaries for pledging their lives and fortunes in the name of liberty..."

July 7, 2014

Bellefonte, PA - U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) issued the following statement in celebration of Independence Day: more»

Informational Resources on the National Flood Insurance Program

July 1, 2014

Included on this page you will find information that individuals can utilize to find out more information about their flood insurance policies, claims and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.  more»

Pennsylvania Congressmen: Latest EPA Overreach Will Devastate Pennsylvania Farmers

June 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation are working to protect Pennsylvania farmers by fighting back against another regulatory overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   more»

Thompson Servicemember Telemedicine Expansion Gains New Support with Passage of Defense Bill

June 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4870, the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, by a vote of 340 to 73.  The measure includes Thompson provisions that will prioritize investments for the expansion of telemedicine across the military and provide full funding for recovering and identifying U.S. more»

Thompson Subcommittee Hearing Examines Threat Posed to Agriculture by EPA Water Rule

June 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act (CWA) agricultural exemptions. more»

Thompson Announces Caitlin A. McGlaughlin of State College Accepts Fully Qualified Appointment

June 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Caitlin A. McGlaughlin of State College has accepted a Fully Qualified Appointment for Admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, according to U.S. more»

Thompson Announces Winners of the 5th District’s 2014 High School Art Competition

May 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, announced that Kenneth Schultz III, a junior at DuBois Area High School, Clearfield County, PA, is the winner of the 5th District’s 2014 High School Art Competition. As the First Place recipient, Kenneth’s artwork, a charcoal piece titled “Objects in the Mirror,” will hang in the U.S. more»

News Release: House Passes Thompson-Ryan Military Mental Health Screening Legislation

May 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH), joined by a diverse group of supporting organizations, held a press conference to discuss the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act (H.R. more»

House Passes Thompson Bill to Improve Military Mental Health Screening

May 22, 2014

House passes new mental health screening for recruits
By Travis J. Tritten
Stars and Stripes
Published: May 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — New mental health screening that supporters say could help stem the high rate of military suicides or even stop shooting rampages passed the House on Thursday as part of the massive 2015 defense budget. more»

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»

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»

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