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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: Older Americans Act Signed Into Law
Washington, DC – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, provided the following comments upon news that President Barack Obama has signed a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) into law.  The law, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the House and Senate is vital for home and community-based services to continue for older adults across the nation. “For more than 50 years, the Older Americans Act has helped senior populations remain independent and in their own homes,” Thompson said.  “Having served a career in non-profit healthcare, I witnessed firsthand the importance of this law to not only our seniors, but also to their families and caregivers.” Programs supported by the OAA include national network of supports, including nutrition and preventive health services, job training, elder abuse prevention, caregiver assistance, among many others.  The law also helps seniors obtain
Thompson’s Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act Subject of House Committee Hearing
Washington, DC – Legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) that will protect the rights of private mineral owners in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) was the subject of a hearing Tuesday by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.  The Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2015, H.R. 3881, seeks to reinforce federal law and consistent rulings of federal courts, which made the determination in 2009 that the U.S. Forest Service cannot create new rules related to the leasing and permitting of privately-held mineral rights in the ANF. “For nearly a century, landowners have joined with the local and federal government to ensure the continued access to private mineral rights and the continued health of our forest.  Despite that partnership, extreme environmental groups attempted to shut down energy production. Federal courts have ruled with the local communities and in favor of private property rights. The Cooperative
Thompson Supports Legislation to Prevent Regulation of Internet Rates
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) voted in favor of the No Rate Regulation of Internet Access Act (H.R. 2666), which forbids the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the retail rates of internet service providers (ISPs).  The legislation passed in the House by a vote of 241 to 173. “Internet rate regulation by the FCC would hurt the service offered by providers, preventing them from offering plans designed for their particular communities or customers,” Thompson said.  “The Obama Administration and the FCC have promised not to regulate internet rates – this legislation holds them to their words.” The legislation leaves in place FCC authority to protect consumers from fraudulent actions and from breach of contract from internet carriers. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Thompson Announces Appointment of Darren Keglovits to the U.S. Naval Academy
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) announced that Mr. Darren Keglovits of Coudersport, Potter County, has accepted a fully qualified appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.  Darren is the son of Erik and Christie Keglovits. “Darren has proven that he knows the value of hard work, ranking at the top of his class, volunteering in his community and lettering in several varsity sports,” Thompson said.  “I know that same work ethic will be essential to his future success in the U.S. Naval Academy.” In addition to ranking at the top of his class at Coudersport Area Junior/Senior High School, Mr. Keglovits has earned letters in multiple years for football, basketball and track and field.  He is also a member of the National Honor Society and served as class president during his junior year. Mr. Keglovits’ grandparents are Joseph and Dolores Keglovits of Nazareth, and Richard and March Buchanan of Coudersport.

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