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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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.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

Clarion-Limestone senior accepts fully-qualified appointment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today announced that Ms. Erica Lynn Hetrick of Clarion, Pa. has accepted a fully-qualified appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.

October 6, 2017 Press Release

Thompson, school leaders announce 5 years of  federal funding through Drug Free Communities Support Program for school coalition

LAWRENCE PARK TOWNSHIP, Pa. U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today joined leaders at the Iroquois School District to announce a five-year federal grant to combat and prevent substance abuse among youth through education and community engagement.

September 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – The House today, by a vote of 405 to 5, approved the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, H.R. 5587, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), co-chair of the House Career and Technical Education Caucus and a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The measure reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D.

March 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) announced a $17.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Penn State University, which will be used over the next five years.  The grant funds will be dedicated to the growth of efficiencies and materials for next-generation electronic devices.  The grant for the university’s Materials Research Institute was one of only two in the nation awarded by the NSF.

December 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-05) today joined House and Senate leaders for the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act by President Barack Obama.  The bill, which passed both chambers with broad bipartisan support, replaces the current elementary and secondary education law “No Child Left Behind.”  Thompson, who is a senior member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, was appointed by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to serve on the committee responsible for settling differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.

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August 24, 2015 Press Release

Pleasant Gap, PA – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05), a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today joined with school district and nonprofit officials, parents and representatives from nutrition firms, in discussing federal school nutrition guidelines.  In particular, the event was focused on the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which created new stringent standards for these programs.  The forum was also an opportunity for stakeholders to weigh in on the possible reauthorization of the law, which is set to expire o

August 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) announced the United States Department of Education has awarded $284,753 to Lock Haven University through a grant process for the Student Support Services (SSS) Program for Fiscal Year 2015. The award, beginning Sept. 1, is anticipated to continue for five years, totaling more than $1.4 million.