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The U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district, serving since 2009.
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ENG: Glenn "G.T." Thompson (born July 27, 1959) is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district, located in North Central Pennsylvania, includes all of Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter Counties, and parts of Clearfield, Crawford, Lycoming, Tioga, Warren, and Venango Counties. Early life, education, and early career Thompson was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania,grew up in Howard,Pennsylvania, and is the son of a Navy veteran. He holds a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree from Temple University. Thompson worked for 26 years as a therapist, rehabilitation services manager and a ...
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Thompson Responds to President’s SOTU Address

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson tonight released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address: “The President had the opportunity to chart a new path on a set of priorities that the American people have called for and both political parties can agree on, and we heard some productive talk here tonight,” said Rep. Thompson. “But with almost 2 million more Americans out of work and having racked up the three largest annual deficits in the country’s history since the President took office, the American ...

Congressman honored by Scouts

Among the recipients of the less than 2,000 distinguished Eagle Scout awards presented since 1969 are President Gerald R. Ford, several governors, senators, university presidents, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. The presentation of this prestigious award to Pennsylvania's 5th District congressman, adds one more to the list. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-Howard, was presented the award Monday night at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in State College. Thompson is the first to receive the award from the Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The National Eagle Scout ...

With the new year, Glenn Thompson could see larger district

Pennsylvania will be seeing changes in its congressional districts this year, leaving some Democratic politicians to worry that the move will favor the GOP. The state had to cut one district this year, after data from the 2010 Census showed a decrease in population in Pennsylvania, which will lessen the representation in Washington, Tor Michaels, chief of staff for Scott Conklin, D-Centre, said. This usually happens when a state’s population decrease was more than the national average. The third congressional district saw a loss in the redistricting process, according to a press ...

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Skills of Central PA Discusses Burden of Health Care Law, House Repeals Related Provisions to Protect Workforce
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today voted to support H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act.  The legislation, which would repeal the thirty hour work week requirement under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 252-172. “Working families in the 5th district and across the country are seeing wages reduced and being forced into part-time employment as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s thirty hour work week requirement,” stated Thompson. “Today the House acted to repeal this flawed policy by passing the Save American Workers Act. Small businesses and non-profit organizations should not be placed in a position where they cannot grow and cannot continue providing good paying jobs for members of our community.” The ACA requires employers with more than 50 full-time employees to provide employee health insurance. Because the law defines "full time" as thirty hours or more, many companies
Thompson and Perry to Host Central PA Food Bank Event in Harrisburg MLK Day of Service
Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representatives Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) and Scott Perry (PA-4) will be on hand at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg, PA, on Monday, January 19, 2015, from 2:00PM to 4:30PM.  The Congressmen will be volunteering their time during the MLK Day of Service and will be available for comment. Additional details are below: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Community Service Event Date: Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 Time: 2:00PM to 4:30PM Location: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Harrisburg Warehouse 3908 Corey Road Harrisburg, PA 17109 ###  
Rep. Thompson: It is Time for President Obama to Appove Keystone XL; Pennsylvania Jobs at Stake
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) today released the following statement regarding his vote in favor of H.R. 3, a measure approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. The legislation passed the House by 266 to 153. "Today, the House passed legislation approving the Keystone XL Pipeline with broad bipartisan support.  This is an energy and infrastructure project that over its lifespan will inject billions into the U.S. economy,” stated Rep. Thompson. “Despite bipartisan support, the President has announced his intention to veto this common sense proposal.” “It’s been 2,303 days and counting since the Keystone XL pipeline was first submitted to the State Department for approval. Since then, the project has been found it to be environmentally sound and a certified job creator, including contracts for Pennsylvania based firms. It is time for President Obama to set aside politics and act in the best interest of the country by allowing this project
House Funds Department of Homeland Security, Counters Unilateral Immigration Orders
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) today voted to support H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015, which provides funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and includes provisions rolling back the President’s executive orders on immigration that are set to take effect in mid-2015. "Today I was proud to support passage of legislation that provides funding for the federal agencies tasked with protecting our homeland,” stated Thompson. “H.R. 240 also delivers on commitments that I have made to the people I represent.  The legislation improves border security, protects American jobs, and holds the President accountable for his abuses of executive power.”   H.R. 240 provides for the largest operational force levels in the history of the Customs and Border Protection agency, and boost investments in critical security initiatives, including around-the-clock surveillance of air, land, and sea approaches

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