WASHINGTON, DC – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was recently awarded a $8,409,444 Automated Driving System Demonstration Grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation, to test the safe integration of automated driving systems within work zones.
Washington, DC – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) voted in favor of H.R. 4378, a short-term appropriations bill known as a continuing resolution, which will fund government operations at Fiscal Year 2019 levels beyond the beginning of Fiscal Year 2020 (October 1, 2019) and for seven weeks, through November 21, 2019.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee and former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, released the following statement after the Environment Protection Agency and Army Corp of Engineers announced the end of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule:
Washington, DC – Last night, Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced H.R.4248, the Abandoned Mine Land Reauthorization Act to reauthorize the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) trust fund, originally established in 1977 via the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson announced the Cresson Volunteer Fire Company as the recipient of an $11,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant. The funds will be used to complete much needed repairs to the facility.
Franklin, Pa. — U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson issued the following statement today after attending a rally at the Courthouse in Franklin in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ decision to close the Polk State Center, an immediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities, located in Venango County:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently announced the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission (AICDAC) as the recipient of a $1,000,000 grant. The funds will support the implementation of the organization’s Rural Communities Opioid Response program.
ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson led a roundtable discussion this afternoon at the Pennsylvania State University annual Ag Progress days, the Commonwealth’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition. The conversation focused on the progress of the 2018 Farm Bill implementation as well as other pressing agricultural issues.
CRESSON, Pa. — U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson hosted U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this morning for a listening session on the state of dairy farming throughout the commonwealth at Mt. Aloysius College. The conversation centered around the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) new Dairy Margin Coverage program.
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 by a vote of 284-149. President Donald Trump recently brokered a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
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U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-15th District, on Tuesday co-introduced a bipartisan bill that would provide a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for all essential employees in the food and agriculture industry defined by recent Department of Homeland Security guidance.
U.S. Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Dwight Evans (PA-03), on Tuesday, introduced the Assistance and Gratitude for Coronavirus Heroes in Agribusiness who are Invaluable to the Nation, or the AG CHAIN Act.
The bill is an extension of the previously introduced GROCER Act.
On Tuesday, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce played host to a Think About Energy Briefing webinar.
The session featured U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), which includes Armstrong County; U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14); and U.S. Rep. Fred Keller (PA-12).
Officials from the Pennsylvania natural gas industry and lawmakers met virtually Tuesday for their Think About Energy forum. Both sides shared concerns the coronavirus could negatively impact Pennsylvania’s energy sector, but remain optimistic about the natural gas industry.
Representatives Glenn 'GT' Thompson and Dwight Evans discuss the GROCER Act with Nexstar's Basil John.
Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Dwight Evans (PA-03) recently introduced the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief Act, or GROCER Act. The bill would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees from February 15 through June 15 for individuals making less than $75,000 annually.
Legislation recently introduced in the state House would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees from Feb. 15 to June 15 for those making less than $75,000 annually.
U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, and Dwight Evans, D-Philadelphia, have introduced what they call the Giving Retailers and Our Convenience Employees Relief Act, or GROCER Act, which would establish a federal tax holiday for grocery and convenience store employees making less than $75,000 a year.
U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) on April 21 introduced a bipartisan bill that would provide tax relief for America’s grocery and convenience store employees on the front lines of the pandemic.
Glenn Thompson, a Centre County Republican who represents the sprawling 14-county 15th District in the U.S. House, has teamed up with a Philadelphia Democrat to help out grocery and convenience store employees.