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Marino announces 2014 service academy nominations

January 24, 2014

For Immediate Release
January 24, 2014

Williamsport, PA - Today, U.S. Representative Tom Marino officially announced the nomination of 15 young men and women of Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District to the United States’ Service Academies. more»

Senator Scarnati Announces School Safety Grants

January 23, 2014

Four schools in the 25th Senatorial District have been selected to receive Pennsylvania school safety grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

The grant program was created through legislation Scarnati authored in response to the tragic shooting which occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December of 2012. more»

Senator Scarnati Announces $2.89 Million in Growing Greener Grants Awarded for Environmental Projects

January 22, 2014

Nine organizations in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $2,895,546 in state Growing Greener grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Thompson on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, March for Life

January 22, 2014

 

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker:  On this coming Sunday, January 19th, communities and churches across America will be celebrating the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.

Sanctity of Life Sunday is a call to defend the sanctity of human life. more»

Inspired in Erie County: Time Spent with Constituents, Small Businesses, Education Leaders & Community Advocates

January 21, 2014

This past weekend, like many over the past year, I was in Erie County to meet with constituents, local businesses, education leaders and community advocates. more»

Thompson Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: more»

National and Local Organizations Laud Passage of Thompson-Sponsored Military Transition Support Amendment

January 17, 2014

In Case You Missed It:Defense Leaders, Healthcare Experts, Local Medical Community Laud Thompson-Sponsored Law Expanding Military Transition Support through Telemedicine more»

Jefferson County is Open for Business

January 17, 2014

Local governments work together to attract jobs to area
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Jefferson County is Open for Business

January 17, 2014

Local governments work together to attract jobs to area

Chairmen of the Career and Technical Education Caucus Applaud Increased Funding for Perkins CTE Programming

January 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairmen of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, announced their support today for the $1.125 billion CTE allocation contained in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 consolidated appropriations bill. more»

Scarnati, Smith Congratulate Local Educator Ryan Devlin For Being Selected a Finalist for 2014 National Teacher of the Year

January 16, 2014

Ryan Devlin, a teacher at Brockway Area School District, has been selected as one of four finalists in the country for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year Award, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Sam Smith (R-66), who congratulated him for being chosen for the honor. more»

Education Funding and Transparency Focus of PA House Agenda This Week

January 16, 2014

Educating Pennsylvania’s children has been one of the top priorities of the House Republican Caucus since gaining the majority last session, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said today. In fact, the last three budgets clearly make education spending the top priority in Pennsylvania. more»

Thompson Calls for Subpoenas Over Obama Administration’s Handling of Secure Rural Schools Funds

January 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The House Natural Resources Committee tomorrow will consider a motion to issue subpoenas to compel Obama Administration officials to appear before the panel and discuss the controversial decision to retroactively apply 2013 sequestration cuts to 2012 Secure Rural School (SRS) funds that had already been distributed to states and counties.  The motion follows more»

House passes Consolidated Appropriations Act

January 15, 2014

For Immediate Release
January 15, 2014 more»

House Passes Bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014

January 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014.  The measure passed by a vote of 359-67.   more»

Scarnati Encourages Communities to Apply for State Recreation & Conservation Grants

January 15, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for a state grant program that promotes the rehabilitation and new development of parks and recreation facilities, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

From the Floor: The War on Coal continues under the Obama Administration

January 14, 2014

Remarks:

Mr. Speaker, the Obama Administration has repeatedly asserted their regulations on coal-fired power plants will not be a death blow to the industry. more»

Statement on Internal Revenue Service Decision to Protect Volunteer Firefighters from Health Care Law

January 13, 2014

BELLEFONTE, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) tonight issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) concerning the treatment of volunteer firefighters under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): more»

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

January 13, 2014

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

Hearing: Water as a Geopolitical Threat

Witnesses: more»

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

January 13, 2014

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Hearing: A Report on the G-8 Dememtia Summit

Witnesses: more»

Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing

January 13, 2014

Foreign Affairs Full Committee

Hearing: South Sudan's Broken Promise?

Witnesses: more»

Homeland Security Subcommittee Mark-Up

January 13, 2014

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Mark-Up:

  • H.R. 3696, the "National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013"

Homeland Security Committee Hearing

January 13, 2014

Homeland Security Full Committee

Hearing: A False Narrative Endangers the Homeland

WItnesses: more»

Judiciary Committee Mark-Up

January 13, 2014

Judiciary Full Committee

Mark-Up:

  • H.R. 7, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act"

Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

January 13, 2014

Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Hearing: The Scope of Copyright Protection

Witnesses: more»

Veto-Proof Majority of House Votes to Pass Bill to Address Obamacare Online Security Concerns

January 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, today delivered remarks from the House floor following passage of the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act (H.R. 3811), which will help safeguard personal information submitted to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) online exchanges. more»

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