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December 8, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Co-Vice Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus, U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today had an opportunity to meet with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski on the National Broadband Plan and how it can benefit rural communities.

December 3, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today sent a letter to the Allegheny National Forest Supervisor Leanne Marten asking that all meetings on the Transition Environmental Impact Statement (TEIS) be open to the public.

November 20, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today sent a letter to the Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, Rep. George Miller, D-CA, asking that Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis appear before the Committee to answer questions about the Administration’s economic recovery efforts and the lack of clarity in job reports from the stimulus funds.

November 20, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Members of the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation, today at a briefing on Capitol Hill, had an opportunity to learn how the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) plans to evaluate the current application from the Turnpike Commission to toll Interstate 80.

November 17, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, announced today that the U.S. Census Bureau is accepting applications for temporary employment.

November 10, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U. S. Rep Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard, Saturday voted "No" on the health care bill that passed the House of Representatives, 220-215.

November 6, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard  today blasted the Democrat leadership,  who are proceeding with a vote on the Pelosi Health Care bill that promises to kill jobs in small business.  “It flies in the face of reason when you see the new unemployment figure of 10.2%,” said Thompson.

November 3, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today joined his Republican colleagues in a group effort to read the almost-2000-page Speaker Pelosi Health Care Bill, H.R. 3962.  The bill has more than a $1.2 trillion price tag and cuts basic programs like Medicare and Medicare Advantage to help pay for it.

November 3, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—The Department of Homeland Security will open the application period for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) at 8 a.m. on November 16, 2009 and end it at 5 p.m. on December 18, 2009.

October 30, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, last night received a copy of the third application by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Rendell Administration to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for tolling authority of Interstate 80.  Both previous applications were rejected.

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