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Sep 29, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Pa. industry leaders question need to increase protection of bats

"Leaders in Pennsylvania's natural resource industries contend that offering federal protections to a cave-dwelling bat would cripple the economy and cost jobs. Witnesses for timber, farming, mining, and gas interests told a congressional panel Monday that placing the northern long-eared bat in Pennsylvania and 37 other states on the endangered species list would have a devastating impact on their industries..."

Sep 16, 2014 | Huntingdon Daily News

Water regulations blocked by House (Huntingdon Daily News)

"The (EPA’s) attempt to expand its authority under the guise of the Clean Water Act would undermine this carefully crafted partnership that is supported by Democrats and Republicans alike..."

Aug 25, 2014 | Centre Daily Times

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson pushes mental health aid for vets

Issues: Military Service & Veterans Affairs

A bill that could help curb suicide rates in the military is making its way to the U.S. Senate, thanks in part to the work of a pair of Pennsylvania’s legislators. The Mental Evaluation Parity for Service Members Act has been championed by both Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township. The act would require a thorough mental screening of recruits joining the military...

Jun 19, 2014 | The Hill

Thompson Military Mental Health Bill Picks Up Steam (The Hill)

Issues: Military Service & Veterans Affairs

Nearly one in five Army soldiers enters the service with a psychiatric disorder, and nearly half of all soldiers who tried suicide first attempted it before enlisting, according to recent Army reports...

Dec 12, 2013 | Titusville Herald

Industry 'game changing' and 'multi-generational,' shale leader says (Titusville Herald)

"We lost a lot of our manufacturing jobs after World War II, up through the '60s and early '70s. We have the capability now, with the affordable energy supply in shale gas, to be able to regenerate those jobs again...

Nov 14, 2013 | Centre Daily Times

Thompson special needs bill gets more senate support

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, gained more support for a bill he’s been involved with since last year, when four other lawmakers introduced the same bill Thursday in the Senate to help those living with disabilities have more control over their futures...

Jul 24, 2013 | The Courier Express

Thompson drills down on coal regulation overhaul

Issues: Energy

U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Howard, questioned Joseph Pizarchik, director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Interior, on the lack of transparency governing of the rulemaking process and the potential for huge economic losses under the new regulation...

Jul 8, 2013 | Lock Haven Express

Rep. ‘GT’ Thompson, with others, requests state exemption from Affordable Care Act

Issues: Healthcare

U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson today was joined by 11 members of Congress from Pennsylvania in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, requesting this state be exempted from a requirement under the president's 2010 healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

Jun 7, 2013 | Law & Health News

Department of Defense Expands Use of Telemedicine through Thompson STEP Law

Issues: Healthcare, Military Service & Veterans Affairs

"The VETS Act would do for the VA what the STEP Act purports to do for the DOD–expand patients’ access to efficient, cost-effective, and potentially life-saving treatment by expanding the number of providers who can treat patients via telemedicine…”

May 28, 2013 | Centre Daily Times

Thompson bill offers people with disabilities control over financial trusts

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson said Tuesday he hopes a bill he’s been working on for about a year would give those living with disabilities more control over their futures...

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