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 ...
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 ...
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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.
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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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Stars and Stripes: “Thompson-sponsored law offers hopes for better access to specialists, lower costs"
ICYMI: Stars and Stripes Newspaper: “Thompson-sponsored law offers hopes for better access to specialists, lower costs”
“The Defense Department is in the process of implementing the Servicemember Telemedicine eHealth Portability Act (STEP), which will make it easier for servicemembers to get more virtual medical care, particularly mental health counseling. The act cuts through legal red tape and allows DOD-contracted healthcare providers to treat patients in other states and countries…Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., father of an Army staff sergeant deployed in Afghanistan, sponsored the bill…The STEP Act will increase the number of doctors and counselors available to active-duty service members, when the military’s dense medical manual is changed to reflect the new law…”
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Telehealth offers hopes for better access to specialists, lower costs
By Charlie Reed
March 21, 2013
Technological advances in telemedicine could
Video: U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, Pa., recognizes 105th birthday of United States Army Reserve
Twitter: Happy 105th Birthday @usarmyreserve! Praise and thanks for the service of these brave Americans: goo.gl/j8eD6 — Glenn 'GT' Thompson (@CongressmanGT) April 25, 2013
"Mr. Speaker: Today I rise to honor the United States Army Reserve, which celebrates 105 years of service defending our country this week.
These citizen-soldiers are actively engaged citizens in our communities, and volunteers in the Army who are ready to step in and fulfill any mission. They are friends, family, and neighbors ... coaches and teachers ... police and firefighters. Reservists are in nearly every profession across every community in the nation.
Our nation has now been at war for a decade, yet a smaller percentage of our citizens have been in the Armed Forces. The Army Reserve offers a reminder that our nation rests on the strengths of brave soldiers who volunteer to step forward and make tremendous sacrifices.
Today, I wish a special 105th birthday to all the men and women serving in the
Thompson Statement on Passage of Reducing Flight Delays Act
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson released the following statement after the U.S. House passed H.R. 1765, the Reducing Flight Delays Act, which would provide the U.S. Transportation Department with additional authority to prevent reduced operations and staffing at the Federal Aviation Administration. The measure, which was approved by the Senate yesterday evening, passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 361-41.
"It’s unfortunate that the Administration decided to play politics and ignore its responsibility to reprioritize spending and avoid furloughs of air traffic controllers. The legislation passed today, reaffirms my commitment to keeping our skies safe and will hold the White House accountable for its actions that ignore the needs of our economy and the safety of the traveling public.”
Detroit News (4/23/13): Obama's Flight Delay Strategy: “Legal opinions written by solicitors general who served the Clinton and Dubya Bush administrations
Thompson Votes to Advance Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline Project
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today voted in favor of a bill to move forward with completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The measure, H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, was approved with bipartisan support, 24-17, by the House Natural Resources Committee. On March 23, 2013, the U.S. Senate approved the project as part of the 2014 Budget Resolution by a bipartisan vote of 62-37.
“The Obama Administration has attempted to use every excuse in its ongoing obstruction of the Keystone XL Pipeline,” state Rep. Thompson. “The Northern Route Approval Act will advance this vital and environmentally sound energy project that is good for our economy and a step toward greater energy self-sufficiency.”
TransCanada, a Canadian company, proposed Keystone XL Pipeline to transport oil sands crude from western Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. Because the Keystone XL would cross the U.S.-Canadian border, the project requires a Presidential Permit from th