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January 19, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today told four members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation that the Transportation Department had been reviewing PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s application for federal tolling authority of Interstate 80 and will “be making a decision very soon.”

January 13, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that Alec S. McGlaughlin of State College, has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD.  Alec is the son of Ronald and Ann McGlaughlin.

January 6, 2010 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today has learned that Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has appointed Thompson's nominee, Erick Coolidge of Wellsboro, to the Dairy Advisory Committee created this year within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA.

December 17, 2009 Press Release


Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today joined 13 members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly for a briefing with the Federal Highway Administration, FHWA, to let them know of their strong opposition to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s recent application to toll I-80.

December 17, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today said he was happy to join his Small Business Committee colleague Rep. Bobby Bright, D-AL, in introducing a bipartisan bill to assist small businesses.

December 16, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today issued the following statement after Judge Sean McLaughlin of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued an injunction lifting the ban on drilling permits in the Allegheny National Forest:

December 10, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today reiterated his opposition to tolling Interstate 80 in a letter to Ray LaHood, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  He strongly protested Pennsylvania’s application to implement tolls on Interstate 80, and  urged the Secretary to reject the application.

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.

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