Glenn (G.T.) Thompson, Jr. (R-USH15)
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Capitol: 202.225.5121
FAX: 202.225.5796
District: 814.419.8583
Representative
Room 400 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3815

Residence: Howard, PA
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Penny   DOB: 7/27/1959
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Co-ChairCongressional Scouting Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Health Care Caucus
Co-ChairGerman-American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
Co-ChairService Organizations Caucus
Co-ChairCrop Insurance Caucus
FC MemberEndangered Species Act Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional HUBZone Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
Vice ChairCongressional Rural Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Education and Labor
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberProperty Rights Action Caucus (PRAC)
Co-ChairCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Marcellus Shale Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus (BOP)
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberRock and Roll Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberStrengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Congressional Caucus [SMART Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Robotics Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)

Bio

A life-long resident of Howard Township, Centre County, Pa., Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson represents Pennsylvania's Fifteenth District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Prior to being elected to Pennsylvania's geographically largest congressional district, GT spent 28 years as a therapist, rehabilitation services manager and a licensed nursing home administrator. Through his professional experiences, GT has touched the lives of thousands of individuals facing life-altering conditions. As a result, he has learned firsthand the importance of access to quality healthcare and has become a strong advocate for increased access, affordability, quality of care, and patient choice.

A 30+ year veteran of the Juniata Valley Boy Scout Council, GT has served as Scoutmaster, Council executive board member, and Council president. He has enriched the lives of youth throughout Central Pennsylvania. Among just 2,000 presented since 1969, GT received the National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2012.

GT is also a former member of the Bald Eagle Area School Board, past vice-chair of the Private Industry Council of the Central Corridor and a former Workforce Investment Board member. Because of these experiences, he was appointed to the House Committee on Education & Workforce in 2008. Rep. Thompson is also serving in his fifth term as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus. In the 115th Congress, Thompson introduced the Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act that passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

A community leader and a volunteer firefighter with over three decades of service, GT is acutely aware of the challenges facing Pennsylvania communities. As a member of the Agriculture, and Education & Labor committees, GT is in a unique position to bring his expertise and knowledge to bear on the issues facing rural businesses, communities, and families, in order to improve the lives of the citizens of the Fifteenth District. In the 115th Congress, GT served as Vice Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Nutrition. GT has been the No. 1 speaker on the House Floor for the past five years. He views this as a responsibility to be a strong voice for the citizens of the Fifteenth District and an opportunity to influence the Washington legislative agenda.

GT is a proud graduate of Penn State and Temple Universities, where he earned a B.S. and a Master of Education, respectively. He and his wife, Penny Ammerman-Thompson, have three adult sons, Parker (pastor), Logan (military), and Kale (music teacher). GT and Penny reside in Howard Township, Pa.