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Jun 19, 2014 | The Hill

Thompson Military Mental Health Bill Picks Up Steam (The Hill)

Issues: Military Service & Veterans Affairs

Nearly one in five Army soldiers enters the service with a psychiatric disorder, and nearly half of all soldiers who tried suicide first attempted it before enlisting, according to recent Army reports...

Dec 12, 2013 | Titusville Herald

Industry 'game changing' and 'multi-generational,' shale leader says (Titusville Herald)

"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...

Nov 14, 2013 | Centre Daily Times

Thompson special needs bill gets more senate support

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...

Jul 24, 2013 | The Courier Express

Thompson drills down on coal regulation overhaul

Issues: Energy

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...

Jul 8, 2013 | Lock Haven Express

Rep. ‘GT’ Thompson, with others, requests state exemption from Affordable Care Act

Issues: Healthcare

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)...

Jun 7, 2013 | Law & Health News

Department of Defense Expands Use of Telemedicine through Thompson STEP Law

Issues: Healthcare, Military Service & Veterans Affairs

"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…”

May 28, 2013 | Centre Daily Times

Thompson bill offers people with disabilities control over financial trusts

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson said Tuesday he hopes a bill he’s been working on for about a year would give those living with disabilities more control over their futures...

Mar 6, 2013 | E&E News

Bipartisan bill would open bio-based incentives to forest products (E&E News)

The bill by Sens. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) would allow those materials to qualify in the Agriculture Department's BioPreferred Program...

Dec 16, 2012 | Clearfield Progress Newspaper

House passes Thompson-sponsored jobs act

The U.S. House passed H.R. 6429, the STEM Jobs Act, a bill to prioritize the legal immigration status for foreign graduates of U.S. universities with advanced science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degrees...