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September 28, 2016 Press Release

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

September 28, 2016 Press Release

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:

September 20, 2016 Press Release

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.

September 13, 2016 Press Release

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.

September 7, 2016 Press Release

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. 

September 6, 2016 Press Release

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).

September 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC –U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today issued the following statement, upon learning that the DuBois Business College (DBC) will soon close its doors after 131 years of serving students and employers.  In addition to the DBC main campus in DuBois, the school operates branch campuses in Huntingdon, Oil City and Philipsburg.

August 29, 2016 Press Release

Bellefonte, PA –U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), in a letter sent Friday, Aug. 26, expressed concern about the U.S.

August 26, 2016 Press Release

Bellefonte, PA –Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today announced Oct. 1, 2016, as the submission deadline for high school seniors to apply for nomination for acceptance into the U.S. Service Academies for 2017.

August 25, 2016 Press Release

Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today announced that the U.S.


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March 26, 2012 In The News

While the court’s decision is yet to be made, the verdict has already been cast by the countless American families and small businesses that simply cannot afford the Affordable Care Act...

February 9, 2012 In The News

U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-Howard, recently outlined his legislative priorities for 2012 as the 112th Congress.“We start 2012 with momentum."...

November 2, 2011 In The News

Bipartisanship is still alive, at least when it comes to lawmakers looking at ways to reform education. At the federal level, Republican U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson and Democratic Sen. Bob Casey...

September 26, 2011 In The News

While seemingly well intentioned, the author neglects the fact that this legislation will allow for greater access to our public lands by releasing acres that have had more restrictions levied upon them as a result of being part of a wilderness designation study...

July 26, 2011 In The News

Thompson deserves credit for the bill perhaps mostly because it's a creative attempt to help districts that have been subject to huge state cuts as states reel from big deficits related mostly to the national recession...

May 29, 2011 In The News

A quiet rider on the Defense authorization bill passed by the House on Thursday should make it easier for veterans to get mental health treatment--and perhaps other types of medical care as well, its sponsor says...

May 28, 2011 In The News

A mere 387 words make up the STEP Act, but the legislation drafted by U.S. Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson is poised to aid tens of thousands of veterans nationwide...