More on Military Service & Veterans Affairs

Jun 7, 2013

Department of Defense Expands Use of Telemedicine through Thompson STEP Law

"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…”

Jun 7, 2013

Reps. Thompson, Kelly to Hold Joint U.S. Service Academy/ROTC Program Day Event

U.S. Representatives Glenn `GT’ Thompson (PA-5) and Mike Kelly (PA-3) today announced their offices will hold a joint United States Service Academy / ROTC Program event on Friday, June 21, 2013...

May 23, 2013

Thompson Aims to Increase Veteran Health Care Access Through New Telemedicine Legislation

U.S. Representatives Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) have introduced H.R. 2001, the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2013, or VETS Act...

May 15, 2013

Video: Thompson discusses IRS profiling, DOJ wiretapping, and the ongoing Benghazi terrorist attack investigation

It has been a bad week for the White House, Mr. Speaker, but an even worse week for the Constitution, which is no laughing matter. The American people deserve answers from the White House concerning these abuses...

May 10, 2013

Thompson Issues Statement on Benghazi Terrorist Attack Investigation

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today released the following statement about the investigation into the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack at the U.S. mission in Benghazi...

May 8, 2013

Thompson Testifies Before House Armed Service Committee Urging Full Implementation of STEP Act Provisions

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today testified before the U.S. House Armed Service Committee on implementation of the Servicemembers Telemedicine and E-Health Portability Act, or STEP Act...

Apr 26, 2013

Stars and Stripes: “Thompson-sponsored law offers hopes for better access to specialists, lower costs"

Defense Department is in the process of implementing the Servicemember Telemedicine eHealth Portability Act (STEP), which will make it easier for servicemembers to get more virtual medical care, particularly mental health counseling...

Apr 25, 2013

Video: U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, Pa., recognizes 105th birthday of United States Army Reserve

Today I rise to honor the United States Army Reserve, which celebrates 105 years of service defending our country this week. These citizen-soldiers are actively engaged citizens in our communities...

Apr 22, 2013

Thompson Announces Alexander P. Langer, of Titusville, Has Accepted an Appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that Alexander P. Langer, of Titusville, Pa., has accepted a fully qualified appointment to attend...

Apr 18, 2013

Discussing our mental health system in the context of public safety and violence prevention

Earlier today speaking from the House floor, I discussed our mental health system in the context of violence prevention. I also made note of the "Service Member Telemedicine E-Health Portability...