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|Last election = [[Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $7.10
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected = November 4, 2008
 
|First elected = November 4, 2008
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = [[Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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|Prior office = Member, Bald Eagle Area School Board
 
|Prior office = Member, Bald Eagle Area School Board
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|Birthday = July 27, 1959
 
|Birthday = July 27, 1959
 
|Place of birth = Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
 
|Place of birth = Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
|Profession = Health Care Administrator
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|Profession = Healthcare Administrator
|Net worth = $42,500
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|Net worth = $217,500.50
 
|Religion = Christian
 
|Religion = Christian
 
|Office website = http://thompson.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://thompson.house.gov/
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'''Glenn Thompson''' (b. July 27, 1959) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Pennsylvania]]. Thompson was first elected to [[Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district]] in 2008. He ran for re-election in 2012, and won.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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'''Glenn Thompson''' (b. July 27, 1959, in Bellefonte, [[Pennsylvania]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Pennsylvania]]. Thompson was first elected by voters from [[Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District]] in 2008. He is currently serving his third consecutive term, having won re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
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Thompson {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on May 20, 2014.<ref name=primary>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/PA_US_House_0520.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014]</ref>
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<ref name="reelection>[http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/thompson-announces-reelection-bid,1444186/ ''State College'', "Thompson Announces Re-Election Bid," accessed January 27, 2014]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Thompson's moderate rankings from 2011 and 2012 indicate that he leans closer to the center than most of his fellow Republican members with the "average" rating.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-conservative-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref> 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Thompson was born in Bellefont, [[Pennsylvania]]. He earned his B.A. from [[Pennsylvania]] State University in 1981, and his M.D. from Temple University in 1998.
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Thompson was born in Bellefont, [[Pennsylvania]]. He earned his B.A. from [[Pennsylvania]] State University in 1981 and his M.D. from Temple University in 1998.
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*2009-Present: U.S Representative from [[Pennsylvania]]
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*2009-Present: U.S. Representative from [[Pennsylvania]]
 
*2002-2008: Chairman, Centre County [[Republican Party]]
 
*2002-2008: Chairman, Centre County [[Republican Party]]
 
*1990-1995: Member, Bald Eagle, [[Pennsylvania]], School Board
 
*1990-1995: Member, Bald Eagle, [[Pennsylvania]], School Board
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Thompson serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Thompson serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry (Chair)
 
**Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry (Chair)
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Thompson served on the following committees:<ref>[http://thompson.house.gov/about/committee-assignments.shtml ''Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Proudly Representing Pennsylvania's 5th District'' "Committee Assignments"]</ref>
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Thompson served on the following committees:<ref>[http://thompson.house.gov/about/committee-assignments.shtml ''Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Proudly Representing Pennsylvania's 5th District'', "Committee Assignments"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
 
**Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
 
**Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
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**Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Presidential preference===
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===113th Congress===
{{presendorse|2012|Rick Santorum}}<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-presidential-primary/202901-santorum-attracts-his-first-congressional-endorsement ''The Hill,'' "Rick Santorum attracts his first congressional endorsement," January 7, 2012]</ref>
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[[File:CongressLogo.png|100px|left|link=Portal:Congress]]
===Specific votes===
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{{113thVotes
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|Ref=<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/Resumes/current.pdf ''Congressional Record'', "Resume of Congressional Activity," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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====National security====
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=====American response in Syria=====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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Thompson does not support [[President]] [[Barack Obama]]'s proposed military strikes against Syria. On September 4, 2013, he stated, "At this point, I don’t see a compelling case for the United States to be going to war here with Syria. I don’t just see the national interests under the War Powers (Act) are satisfied to allow that to happen.”<ref>[http://www.centredaily.com/2013/09/04/3769903/rep-thompson-doesnt-see-reason.html ''Centre Daily Times'', "Rep. Thompson doesn't see reason for attack on Syria," September 4, 2013]</ref>
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Support vote}} Thompson voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/24046/gt-thompson-jr/?p=2#.Ul1BMVN0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Glenn Thompson Key Votes," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Thompson voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
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{{Support vote}} Thompson voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====NDAA=====
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{{Support vote}} Thompson voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm bill=====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Thompson}}
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=====2014 Budget=====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Thompson}}
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Support vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Thompson voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Thompson voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Support vote}} Thompson voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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{{Support vote}} Thompson voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Thompson voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013.  The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185.  The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Social issues====
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=====Amash amendment=====
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{{Support vote}} Thompson voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217.  The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act.  Both parties were split on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
 
{{Support vote}}
 
{{Support vote}}
Thompson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Thompson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Rick Santorum}}<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-presidential-primary/202901-santorum-attracts-his-first-congressional-endorsement ''The Hill'', "Rick Santorum attracts his first congressional endorsement," January 7, 2012]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s040_070.gif|right|290px|thumb|Thompson's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of all Congressional members based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Thompson is a '''Moderate Conservative.''' Thompson received a score of 37 percent on personal issues and 68 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Thompson|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/PA/Glenn_Thompson.htm ''On The Issues'', "Thompson Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Favors
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|Marriage= Opposes
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare= Opposes
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|Social Security= Unknown
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Strongly Favors
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|Crime= Unknown
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Unknown
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|Free Trade= Strongly Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Strongly Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Unknown
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|Iran=Strongly Opposes
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|Energy=Opposes
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|Marijuana=Unknown
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|Stimulus=Neutral
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Thompson {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014.<ref name="reelection"/><ref name="run">[http://www.goerie.com/kelly-thompson-to-run-for-re-election ''Erie Times News'', "Kelly, Thompson to run for re-election," accessed January 29, 2014]</ref> He ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary on May 20, 2014.<ref name=primary/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
Thompson is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
 
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Thompson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania's]] [[Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|5th District]]. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Democrat [[Charles Dumas]] in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=13&ElectionID=45&OfficeID=11 ''Pennsylvania Department of State'' "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012]</ref>
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Thompson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania's]] [[Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012|5th District]]. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24, 2012, and he defeated Democrat [[Charles Dumas]] in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=13&ElectionID=45&OfficeID=11 ''Pennsylvania Department of State'', "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012]</ref>
  
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[Pennsylvania]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House] or [[Republican]]s would hold their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2012|Ohio]] tied with [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania]] for 9th on the list.<ref name="WP"/>
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The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com ''Washington Post''] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[Pennsylvania]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ten states that could have determined whether Democrats gained control of the House] or [[Republican]]s would hold its majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'', "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2012|Ohio]] tied with [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania]] for 9th on the list.<ref name="WP"/>
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===Full history===
 
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===2014===
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{{Glenn Thompson 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Glenn Thompson's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Thompson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Glenn Thompson's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Thompson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
Thompson won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,263,885 and spent $1,262,547.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00029736&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Glenn Thompson 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013]</ref>
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Thompson won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,263,885 and spent $1,262,547.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00029736&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Glenn Thompson 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Thompson spent $7.10 per vote received in 2012.
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===2010===
 
===2010===
Thompson won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Thompson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,069,415 and spent $973,129.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00029736&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Glenn Thompson 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
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Thompson won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Thompson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,069,415 and spent $973,129.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00029736&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Glenn Thompson 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
  
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
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{{Congress donor box 2010
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|party = Republican
 
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|total raised = $1,069,415
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|inddonor5 = $41,825
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the [[Government Accountability Institute]]:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Thompson's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $100,002 to $334,999. That averages to '''$217,500.50''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96.  Thompson ranked as the 342nd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029736&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Thompson, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2007 and 2012, Thompson's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Thompson missed 31 of 3,369 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/glenn_thompson/412317 ''GovTrack,'' "Glenn Thompson," Accessed April 17, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Thompson missed 31 of 3,369 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/glenn_thompson/412317 ''GovTrack'', "Glenn Thompson," accessed April 17, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Thompson paid his congressional staff a total of $1,154,339 in 2011. Overall, [[Pennsylvania]] ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Glenn_Thompson.html ''LegiStorm'', "Glenn Thompson," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Thompson paid his congressional staff a total of $1,154,339 in 2011. Overall, [[Pennsylvania]] ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Glenn_Thompson.html ''LegiStorm'', "Glenn Thompson," accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
 
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Thompson's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-149,998 and $234,998 . That averages to $42,500.00, which is significantly lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 90.91% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029736&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Thompson, (R-Pennsylvania), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Thompson's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $250,004 to $684,999. That averages to $467,501.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029736&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Glenn Thompson (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. In 2012, Thompson ranked 199th among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-conservative-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Thompson ranked 199th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-conservative-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Thompson was ranked 200th among Republican members of the U.S. House in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Glenn Thompson
Glenn Thompson.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Peterson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.10 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,768,854
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, Bald Eagle Area School Board
1990-1996
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
M.D.Temple University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 27, 1959
Place of birthBellefonte, Pennsylvania
ProfessionHealthcare Administrator
Net worth$217,500.50
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Glenn Thompson (b. July 27, 1959, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Thompson was first elected by voters from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District in 2008. He is currently serving his third consecutive term, having won re-election in 2012.[1]

Thompson is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2] [3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Thompson's moderate rankings from 2011 and 2012 indicate that he leans closer to the center than most of his fellow Republican members with the "average" rating.[4][5]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Thompson is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Thompson was born in Bellefont, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1981 and his M.D. from Temple University in 1998.

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Thompson serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Thompson served on the following committees:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Thompson's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

Thompson does not support President Barack Obama's proposed military strikes against Syria. On September 4, 2013, he stated, "At this point, I don’t see a compelling case for the United States to be going to war here with Syria. I don’t just see the national interests under the War Powers (Act) are satisfied to allow that to happen.”[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Thompson voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Thompson voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Thompson voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[19] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[20] Thompson voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Thompson voted for HR 2775.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[11]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[11]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Thompson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[24]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Glenn Thompson endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [25]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Thompson's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Thompson is a Moderate Conservative. Thompson received a score of 37 percent on personal issues and 68 percent on economic issues.[26]

On The Issues organization logo.
On The Issues Vote Quiz
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Neutral Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated in 2014.[26]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Thompson is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.[27][28] He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Thompson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 5th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on April 24, 2012, and he defeated Democrat Charles Dumas in the November 6, 2012, general election.[29]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the ten states that could have determined whether Democrats gained control of the House or Republicans would hold its majority in 2013.[30] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[30]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thompson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Thompson raised a total of $2,768,854 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 17, 2013.[33]

Glenn Thompson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 5) Won $1,263,884
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 5) Won $1,069,415
2008 US House (Pennsylvania, District 5) Won $435,555
Grand Total Raised $2,768,854

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Thompson's reports.[34]

Glenn Thompson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2013$100,576.41$112,019.41$(115,471.04)$97,124.78
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$97,124.78$148,115.59$(94,192.98)$151,047.39
October Quarterly[37]October 13, 2013$151,047.39$230,480.43$(105,774.95)$275,752.87
Year-End[38]January 31, 2014$275,752$122,928$(138,677)$260,004
April Quarterly[39]April 14, 2014$260,004.68$134,763.82$(112,027.28)$282,741.22
Running totals
$748,307.25$(566,143.25)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Thompson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Thompson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,263,885 and spent $1,262,547.[40] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[41]

Cost per vote

Thompson spent $7.10 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Thompson won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Thompson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,069,415 and spent $973,129.[42]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5, 2010 - Glenn Thompson Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,069,415
Total Spent $973,129
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $26,394
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $19,737
Top contributors to Glenn Thompson's campaign committee
Kriebel Group$26,400
Varischetti & Sons$16,355
R&R Radiology$12,647
Pride Mobility Products$11,800
American Bankers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$72,472
Health Professionals$62,758
Retired$51,800
Lawyers/Law Firms$50,152
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$41,825

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

PGI: Net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Thompson's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $100,002 to $334,999. That averages to $217,500.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Thompson ranked as the 342nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[43] Between 2007 and 2012, Thompson's calculated net worth[44] increased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[45]

Glenn Thompson Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2007$174,993
2012$217,500
Growth from 2007 to 2012:24%
Average annual growth:5%[46]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[47]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Thompson is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[48]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[49]

Thompson most often votes with:

Thompson least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Thompson missed 31 of 3,369 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.[50]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Thompson paid his congressional staff a total of $1,154,339 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[51]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2012

Thompson ranked 199th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[52][53]

2011

Thompson ranked 200th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[54]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Glenn Thompson has voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 139th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[55]

2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Glenn Thompson has voted with the Republican Party 92.0% of the time, which ranked 143 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[56]


Personal

Glenn Thompson is married to Penny. They have three children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  3. State College, "Thompson Announces Re-Election Bid," accessed January 27, 2014
  4. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  5. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  7. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Proudly Representing Pennsylvania's 5th District, "Committee Assignments"
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. Centre Daily Times, "Rep. Thompson doesn't see reason for attack on Syria," September 4, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 Project Vote Smart, "Glenn Thompson Key Votes," accessed October 15, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  13. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
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  45. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  46. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  47. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
John Peterson
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania, District 5
2009–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Member, Bald Eagle Area School Board
1990-1996
Succeeded by
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