Glenn (G.T.) W. Thompson, Jr. (R-USH15)
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Capitol: 202.225.5121
FAX: 202.225.5796
District: 814.670.0432
District FAX: 814.670.0868
Room 124 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3805

Residence: Howard, PA
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Penny   DOB: 7/27/1959
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Health Care Caucus
FC MemberEndangered Species Act Congressional Working Group
Co-ChairCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Marcellus Shale Caucus
Co-ChairGerman-American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberProperty Rights Action Caucus (PRAC)
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HUBZone Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rock and Roll Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Robotics Caucus
FC MemberStrengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Congressional Caucus [SMART Caucus]
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus


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

Prior to being elected to Pennsylvania's geographically largest congressional district, Congressman Thompson 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, Rep. Thompson 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 fourth term as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus. In the 114th Congress, Thompson introduced the Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act that passed by a vote of 405-5 in the House of Representatives.

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, Natural Resources, and Education & Workforce Committees, Thompson 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 Fifth District. GT served three terms as Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation & Forestry. In the 115th Congress, he serves as Vice Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Nutrition. He continues to serve as Co-Chairman for the bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus. Additionally, GT co-chairs the German-American Caucus at a pivotal time of discussion on shared interests of security and trade between the two nations.

Congressman GT's service includes being the No. 1 speaker on the House Floor for the past three years. He views this as a responsibility to be a strong voice for the citizens of the Fifth District and an opportunity to influence the Washington legislative agenda.

Congressman Thompson 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 (soldier), and Kale (music teacher). GT and Penny reside in Howard Township, Pa.