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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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

Thompson Announces Veteran Outreach Event in Lock Haven

April 17, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today announced he will be holding an outreach event for veterans on Friday, May 23, 2014, in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.  The informational seminar, which will include officials from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the U.S. more»

Thompson Announces Veteran Outreach Event in Erie

April 17, 2014

Titusville, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today announced he will be holding an outreach event for veterans on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Erie, Pennsylvania.  The informational seminar, which will include officials from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the U.S. more»

Thompson Announces Beginning of Sign-Up for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs Restored Under Farm Bill

April 17, 2014

Bellefonte, PA - Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, announced that eligible farmers can now sign up for the U.S. 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»

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»

Thompson Agriculture Oversight Hearing Exposes Widespread Abuse of Taxpayer Funded Lawsuits

March 26, 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 impact of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and related litigation on the U.S. Forest Service and National Forest System management. 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»

Thompson Announces 2014 Congressional High School Art Competition

March 18, 2014

BELLEFONTE – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, today announced the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, which aims to showcase the artistic talents of high school students from Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.  The competition is open to students, grades 9-12, who are residents of the 5th District. more»

Bills to Reduce Home Energy Costs Advance, Including Thompson-Cosponsored Measure to Address Propane Shortages

March 6, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a series of legislative measures that will improve energy efficiency and decrease home heating and electricity costs, including a bill sponsored by U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act (H.R. more»

Career and Technical Education Caucus Co-Chairman Rep.Thompson Discusses Importance of National CTE Month

February 26, 2014

Twitter: Video: Recognizing contributions #CTE #education programs make to the America’s economic competitiveness: http://t.co/Q0JJGHcUoQ #jobs — Glenn 'GT' Thompson (@Congress more»

Farmers, Foresters, Conservationists and Researchers Praise Reforms Under Recently Passed Farm Bill

February 21, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – On February 7, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Agricultural Act of 2014, the five-year Farm Bill reauthorization that passed Congress with bipartisan support and reduces annual budget deficits by 16.6 billio more»

Thompson: "Penn State University’s Lunar Lion Team will make history" "Our commmunity and nation the are proud"

February 11, 2014

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker, Penn State University’s Lunar Lion Team will make history as the first ever university-led space mission to the Moon.

This group of talented young minds is competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to land a robotic space craft on the Moon in December of 2015. more»

Recognizing Mount Nittany Middle School Student for Courage and Leadership

February 11, 2014

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize Gareth Prebble, a 6th grade student from Mount Nittany Middle School, in State College, Pennsylvania.

Gareth has hopes of connecting what he refers to – and rightfully so – as the divide between the physically disabled and the rest of the population. more»

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