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July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 by a vote of 220-197. The annual authorizing legislation sets Department of Defense (DOD) policy for the coming fiscal year.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today,  Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) and Rep. Marcia L.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) introduced the School Milk Nutrition Act of 2019—bipartisan legislation to expand milk options for students and reverse the decline of milk consumption in schools.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced H. Con. Res. 42, a Resolution to ensure that countries that enter into trade agreements with the United States provide transparent and efficient support in the research and recovery efforts of our nation’s missing service members.

May 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week during Infrastructure Week, Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and CTE caucus co-chairs Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) introduced bipartisan H.R. 2831, the Building U.S.

May 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced $1.2 million in federal funding that will construct 2,087 feet of new access roads to the upgraded Penn Highlands DuBois East Behavioral Health campus.  

May 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced $980,000 in federal funding to design and construct an access road for a future 65-acre business park development in Cambria County.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson will host a Town Hall meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the American Philatelic Society in Bellefonte, Pa.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition: Ms. Cindy Lam, a 10th-grader at DuBois Area High School.


In The News

June 14, 2019 In The News

Dairy farmers have never had an easy job, but it’s no secret that life has been particularly hard the past few years.

Low prices. Cost cutting. Bad weather. Sleepless nights.

June 5, 2019 In The News

The annual Showcase for Commerce trade show brings exposure and connectivity to our region’s business community.

The defense industry expo also brings a lot of dollars for local companies.

As our Mark Pesto reported, among the contracts announced Friday were these:

April 3, 2019 In The News

Area farmers are making sure their voices are heard in the nation’s capital.

Two local farmers, both Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members, were among a group that visited Washington, D.C. Feb 26-28.

March 10, 2019 In The News

EAST FREEDOM — Every seat in the East Freedom Fire Hall was filled Saturday morning by hunters, about 300 of them, hanging on every word spoken by a scientist who promised a long-awaited cure for chronic wasting disease.

January 21, 2019 In The News

RIDGWAY — The Ridgway Area School District convened the entire student body and staff on Friday to honor the Ridgway Area High School staff and students for earning the National Blue Ribbon Award for Exemplary High Performance.

October 26, 2018 In The News

The nation is in the midst of the “Great American Comeback,” U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson said during a visit to The Era on Thursday.

Thompson, R-Pa., said he’s been to a few rallies with President Donald Trump, including one recently in Erie.

October 17, 2018 In The News

Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Pa., is this year's inductee into the Pennsylvania Livestock Hall of Fame.

The ceremony was held at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

September 18, 2018 In The News

A quarter of a million dollars in funding has been approved by the federal government for the Rixford water system.

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., announced Monday a $125,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and a $125,000 loan from USDA Rural Development to be used to assure the community has access to safe drinking water.

September 13, 2018 In The News

Bipartisanship isn’t dead. In fact, it just experienced a significant victory.

Though we come from opposite sides of the aisle, we successfully worked together as co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus to overhaul the law responsible for much of our nation’s career and technical education system.

August 27, 2018 In The News

The bill, signed into law by President Donald Trump, enjoyed an unusual level of bipartisan support.

Sixteen-year-old Samantha Saulsgiver is more than just a junior at General McLane High School and at Erie County Technical School.

She’s also a full-time lathe operator at H&H Aero Inc., an Erie company that makes precision parts for jet engines.