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June 25, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $1,383,200 grant to the University Park Airport for airport drainage improvements and to install runway lighting.

June 25, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced $99,000 has been awarded to the St. Mary’s Area Economic Development Corporation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Rural Business Enterprise Grant will be used for a revolving loan fund for small and emerging businesses in Elk and Cameron counties.

June 24, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Members of the Education and Labor Committee got their first and only hearing today on the Democratic Health Care Reform package.  It lasted all of three hours on a health care system that may change the lives of all Americans.  July 31st is the deadline for bill passage set by the majority leadership.

June 19, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that he requested  $250,000 for the Lycoming County Emergency Operations Center, that was included in the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations  measure for fiscal year 2010, which passed the House of Representatives last night.

June 19, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that he requested  $250,000 for  the upgrade of the Centre County  Emergency Communication System, that was included  in the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations  measure for fiscal year 2010, which passed the House of Representatives last night.

June 16, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today received a copy of a letter from Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack, declaring that the counties of Warren and McKean fall under a disaster designation due to agricultural losses from excessive snow last winter.

June 11, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—In a hearing today before the House Agriculture Committee, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack answered the question of what the cost of the Cap and Trade proposal would be in rural America by saying that the Department of Agriculture had not finished its cost analysis but that innovation and green collar jobs would help to balance costs.

June 10, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today joined other members of the GOP American Energy Solutions Working Group to introduce their alternative to the proposed Cap and Trade legislation.

June 3, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today pushed the Forest Service to acknowledge that the economic downturn around the Allegheny National Forest was due to actions of the Forest Service in regard to oil and gas development and timbering.

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