Glenn (G.T.) Thompson, Jr. (R-USH15)
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Capitol: 202.225.5121
FAX: 202.225.5796
District: 814.670.0432
Room 400 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3815

Residence: Howard, PA
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Penny Ammerman-Thompson   DOB: 7/27/1959
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Agriculture
Co-ChairCongressional Scouting Caucus
FC MemberProperty Rights Action Caucus (PRAC)
Co-ChairCongressional Health Care Caucus
Co-ChairGerman-American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional E-Learning Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
Co-ChairService Organizations Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Celiac Disease Caucus
FC MemberEndangered Species Act Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
Co-ChairCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Rural Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
FC MemberCongressional HUBZone Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Marcellus Shale Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberRock and Roll Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Private Property Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Robotics Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Education and the Workforce
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberStrengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Congressional Caucus [SMART Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCrop Insurance Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Forestry
FC MemberWhite Oak Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Conservation, Research and Biotechnology
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus (BOP)
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition, Foreign Agriculture and Horticulture
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets and Rural Development
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Constitution Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan FFA Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Fertilizer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Governance Group (Tuesday Group)
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)


A life-long resident of Howard, 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.

An Eagle Scout and 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 2009. 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 which 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 Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and a senior member of the Education & Labor Committee, 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.

GT is a top speaker on the House floor, 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, Logan, and Kale, and two grandsons. GT and Penny reside in Howard, Pa.