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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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Thompson Announces Application Period for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
Bellefonte, PA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the application period for the Fiscal Year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program opens on Monday, November 3, 2014, and will close on Friday, December 5, 2014. “These are competitive grants that bolster emergency response operations in our local communities and improve overall public safety,” stated Rep. Thompson. “I would encourage eligible applicants to begin the application process as soon as possible.” Since 2001, the AFG program has provided grants to first-responder organizations to obtain much-needed emergency response and personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, training, and other resources to improve emergency preparedness at the local level.   “FEMA has a variety of tools available to assist with the grant application process,” Rep. Thompson added.  “As always, my staff and I are prepared to assist emergency service organizations in
USDA Extends Enrollment Deadline for New Dairy Margin Protection Program
Bellefonte, PA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an extended enrollment deadline for the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. “Extending the enrollment deadline to December 5th will ensure dairy farmers have enough time to familiarize with the new and improved risk management tools created through the 2014 Farm Bill,” stated U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), a subcommittee Chairman on the House Agriculture Committee. “I encourage producers to fully evaluate coverage options under the Margin Protection Program so they can make informed decisions well in advance of the new enrollment deadline.” Participating farmers must remain in the program through 2018 and pay a minimum $100 administra
Rep. Thompson Issues Statement on Veterans Day 2014
Bellefonte, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day, which will be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014:  “Today we pay tribute to the generations of brave men and women who have joined the ranks of our military to serve their country. We owe those who have served and are serving both at home and abroad our unwavering support and gratitude.  On this Veterans Day, let us give thanks to all of America’s veterans for their sacrifice, pray for the safe return of those who continue to serve in harm’s way, and reiterate our solemn commitment to support our nation’s heroes both on the battlefield and upon their return home to civilian life.”   On Saturday, November 8, 2014, Rep. Thompson spoke at the Millcreek American Legion Post Veterans Dinner in Erie County, PA.  On Veterans Day, Rep. Thompson will serve as the Keynote Speaker at the Warren Veterans Day Ceremony in Warren, PA. ###  
Education Advocates and Employers: Skills Gap Can Be Overcome With Adequate Training, Integrated Programming
Harrisburg, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, held a field hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to discuss “The Role of Career & Technical Education in Creating a Skilled Workforce: Perspectives from Employers and Stakeholders.”   Thompson was joined by Pennsylvania State Senator John Blake (PA-22), U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-3), U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-4), and the Caucus received witness testimony from education and workforce advocates and representatives from a range of private industries and employment sectors.   “We have an obligation, whether as local, state or federal policy makers, to ensure that all Americans have access to quality programs that will equip them with the skills needed to succeed in an evolving and globally competitive job market,” stated Rep. Thompson. “Today’s witness panel offered a range of insight

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