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Education serves an important role in both our lives and in our society. Working to ensure access to high quality and affordable education for more students, including those in our rural communities, has been a fundamental priority of mine in Congress.  I have been proud to serve on the House Committee on Education & the Workforce and was appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on the committee tasked with settling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.  This law replaces No Child Left Behind and will prepare students for the 21st century economy, empower parents to get out of the bleachers and back in the classrooms, and allow dedicated educators to teach and inspire our future generations.

The recent economic downturn is a reminder of how critically important education and training opportunities are to students and workers in an increasingly competitive global economy.  That's why I believe strengthening and expanding our skilled workforce is paramount to preserving our nation’s technical job base and remaining globally competitive. Throughout my time in Congress, I have served on the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, to advocate one of the most important and effective ways for our communities to produce a well-educated and skilled workforce in the United States. I now serve as Co-Chairman of the CTE Caucus, and during the current Congress our goals remain the same – to enhance awareness in Congress of the importance of career and technical education and advance policies that improve skilled labor education and support tech-related small business job growth.

For more information concerning my work and views on Education, please contact my Washington, DC office.

I look forward to your feedback.

Thank you.

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May 8, 2021 Press Release
A record 70 students entered the 2021 Congressional Art Contest

DuBois, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition: Isabella Kerna senior at Richland High School.

April 9, 2021 In The News

Now that he’s the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson is continuing to work on getting whole milk back into schools.

“I think most folks in Washington, including (Ag Secretary) Tom Vilsack, know my goal of restoring whole milk in our school districts,” Thompson said during an April 6 meeting with 97 Milk, a whole milk advocacy group, at the Durlach-Mt. Airy Fire Co.

March 12, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson fears a generation of milk drinkers may have been lost due to a decade-old federal policy that prohibits whole milk being served to students in schools.

That leaves only skim and 1% milk, which, the congressman realizes, many children likely consider less flavorful. Therefore, they get turned off to milk.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19) have introduced a bill to allow for unflavored and flavored whole milk to be offered in school cafeterias.

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON Congressmen Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, today introduced the Transportation Workforce Centers of Excellence Act to boost transportation workforce training opportunities offered at community and technical colleges across the nation. The bill will provide $50 million in competitive grants to strengthen education and training programs in targeted industries.

February 28, 2020 In The News

Congressmen Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Pa., co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced H. Res. 864, a resolution recognizing National CTE Month, which is observed every February.

February 27, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, who co-chairs the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, on Wednesday co-introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing National CTE Month, which is observed every February.

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, a Democrat from Rhode Island, also is a co-sponsor.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Congressmen Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, yesterday introduced H. Res. 864, a resolution recognizing National CTE Month, which is observed every February.

March 1, 2018 Press Release

BELLEFONTE, Pa.U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today congratulated Penn State University’s Applied Research Laboratory on being awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct research and development to improve national security. The contract is the largest in the university’s history, totaling as much as $2.1 billion over 10 years.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

HCCADC serves hundreds of children in Huntingdon region through early education programs

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corporation (HCCADC) a federal grant in the amount of $1,123,161 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.