Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) will join with disability rights advocates on Monday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m., for a press conference at the Centre County Bar Association in Bellefonte, highlighting the Special Needs Trust Fairness and Medicaid Improvement Act, or H.R.
Washington, DC – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today highlighted the importance of manufacturing to the economy of Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District, in recognition of the 5th annual “National Manufacturing Day,” on Friday, Oct.
Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry and a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, will be on hand to address the attendees of the White House Rural Forum, scheduled to take place at the Penn State University’s HUB-Robeson Center on Wednesday.
Washington, DC –U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today voted in favor of H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act, which passed the House by a margin of 246 to 177. The bill would delay the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule for six months.
Washington, DC – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) tonight voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2017 Continuing Resolution, Zika Response, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Funding Legislation. The bill includes a short-term appropriations measure, known as a Continuing Resolution (CR), in addition to funding to fight the Zika virus, help address the na
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (S.2040). The House vote of 348 to 77 follows Senate passage of 97 to 1.
Thompson issued the following statement regarding the veto override:
Washington, DC – The U.S. House today, by a margin of 383 to 22, approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness and Medicaid Improvement Act, H.R. 670, which was authored by U.S. Rep.
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.
Washington, DC – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today announced that federal funds will assist in the expansion of a Cameron County health center. The Keystone Rural Health Consortia was awarded a $657,540 loan from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Rural Development.
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson’s H.R. 3881, the Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2015, which reaffirms the rights of mineral owners in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).
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U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., on Friday announced a Community Outreach Open House to highlight economic opportunities associated with the East Branch Rehabilitation Project that will be held in Ridgeway from...
"Leaders in Pennsylvania's natural resource industries contend that offering federal protections to a cave-dwelling bat would cripple the economy and cost jobs.
"The (EPA’s) attempt to expand its authority under the guise of the Clean Water Act would undermine this carefully crafted partnership that is supported by Democrats and Republicans alike..."
A bill that could help curb suicide rates in the military is making its way to the U.S. Senate, thanks in part to the work of a pair of Pennsylvania’s legislators. The Mental Evaluation Parity for Service Members Act has been championed by both Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township.
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"We lost a lot of our manufacturing jobs after World War II, up through the '60s and early '70s. We have the capability now, with the affordable energy supply in shale gas, to be able to regenerate those jobs again...
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, gained more support for a bill he’s been involved with since last year, when four other lawmakers introduced the same bill Thursday in the Senate to help those living with disabilities have more control over their futures...
U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Howard, questioned Joseph Pizarchik, director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Interior, on the lack of transparency governing of the rulemaking process and the potential for huge economic losses under the new regulation...
U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson today was joined by 11 members of Congress from Pennsylvania in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, requesting this state be exempted from a requirement under the president's 2010 healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
"The VETS Act would do for the VA what the STEP Act purports to do for the DOD–expand patients’ access to efficient, cost-effective, and potentially life-saving treatment by expanding the number of providers who can treat patients via telemedicine…”