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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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House Passes National Defense Bill
Thompson supports pay raise for American troops, boost to long-missile defense fund, additional resources to combat Lyme disease WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which boosts defense spending, increases military personnel and gives a pay raise to our troops. NDAA is an annual bill that authorizes some of the most basic and essential responsibilities of Congress – such as funding our Armed Forces and national defenses and paying the salaries of our servicemen and women. It passed by a vote of 344-81. The bill increases defense spending 10 percent from last year’s level to $696.1 billion. That includes a $2.5 billion increase to the missile defense fund to ensure we can protect the homeland from threats posed by advanced, long-range missiles. “The heart of this legislation is about keeping Americans safe,” Rep. Thompson said. “The NDAA provides our armed serv
Thompson Welcomes Art Competition Winner to Capitol
Jeff Tech Student Cassy Lester attends luncheon for First Place Congressional Art Competition winners in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson welcomed Jeff Tech student Ms. Cassy Lester to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Ms. Lester won First Place in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District. Ms. Lester, of Reynoldsville, was in Washington for a reception to honor the Congressional Art Competition’s First Place winners. Rep. Thompson met with Ms. Lester and took her and her family on a tour of the Capitol after the luncheon. He also delivered a speech on the House floor congratulating Ms. Lester. Ms. Lester won for her acrylic painting titled, “Chocolate Lab.” An independent panel of judges selected Ms. Lester’s work from 37 entries, which is one of the largest groups to compete in Pennsylvania’s Fifth District competition. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an oppo
Thompson Announces Federal Grant for J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital
BELLEFONTE, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson announced a federal grant in the amount of $100,000.00 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. The grant will be used to help plan and promote the development of J.C. Blair’s healthcare network.. “These funds will go a long way to strengthen healthcare delivery in our community. As we move into the future, it will be necessary to achieve efficiencies and increase quality and access to critical care. I applaud the commitment of J.C. Blair Health System to innovate and take into account the many challenges that arise when providing services to rural communities,” said Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson. The funding has been made available through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program. The goal of the program is assist providers in serving their communities given the changes taking place in health care by
Thompson Announces $500,000 Grant for Lewis Run Main Street Project
Infrastructure upgrades to help accommodate heavy truck traffic BELLEFONTE, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today announced a $500,000 federal grant for the Lewis Run Main Street project, which will strengthen the existing infrastructure and accommodate additional heavy truck traffic. The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded the grant to the Lewis Run Borough. The application was prepared by North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and McKean County Economic Development. ABOUT THE PROJECT The Lewis Run Main Street project will focus on improving the road, installing new sidewalks, rehabilitating the drainage structure and replacing the storm sewer on Main Street in the Lewis Run Borough. The project area covers Main Street from the bridge over the E. Branch of Tuna Creek to Hanley Street as well as the area between Hanley and High streets. The project aims to strengthen existing infrastructure to accommodate additional heavy truck



 
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