Glenn Thompson - Election Result: WINNER: 67.9%

Party: Republican

Office: US House ( District: 15 )

A life-long resident of Howard Township, Centre County, PA Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson was first elected to represent Pennsylvania’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2008, and sworn into his fifth term on January 3, 2017. 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. Thompson currently is the vice-chairman of House Committee on Agriculture and a member of Committee on Education and the Workforce and Committee on Natural Resources.
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How the candidate answered on the issues

State and National

Do you support net neutrality?

Additional Comments: I support an open and free internet, but do not support the Obama administration’s move to reclassify the internet as a common carrier, adding layers of bureaucracy and regulation to a phenomenon that developed largely independently of government intervention.
State and National

Should the minimum wage be raised?

Additional Comments: The states have the ability to adjust the minimum wage. We should strive to continue to provide access and training for individuals, who should strive for opportunities in the 7.1 million open positions in the country. My Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which was recently signed into law will help restore the rungs on the ladder of opportunity and close the skills gap.
State and National

What is your view on Climate Change?

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National

Generally, what kind of national tax plan do you favor?

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State and National

Regarding gun laws, what generally do you support from the choices below?

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Additional Comments: Enforcement of our current laws is needed. I will continue to support the 2nd amendment and ensure that our system for federal background checks has the robust funding it needs to ensure that law abiding citizens do not have their constitutional freedoms impeded, while getting guns out of the hands of criminals.
State and National

How should marijuana be regulated?

State and National

Should the drawing of district lines be done by an independent system instead of state legislators?

National

Regarding the US healthcare system, what scenario do you favor?

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National

What are your views regarding LGBTQ people serving in the military?

State and National

From the choices below, what best represents your view on the wages men and women are paid?

Additional Comments: There are laws on the books regarding workplace discrimination based upon sex and they should be enforced. We should work to promote a culture where individuals are empowered to come forward if they believe they have been discriminated against.
National

From the choices below, what best represents your views on U.S. tariffs?

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Additional Comments: We should only use tarrifs to ensure that U.S. exporters have equal access to overseas markets. We should be striving for open and fair trade.
National

From the choices below, what best represents your views regarding ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)?

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Additional Comments: ICE is simply carrying out the laws that are on the books. It’s up to Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform to ensure our borders are secure and individuals have a clear path to entering the country legally. We have made it hard for some people who want to follow the law and until recently did not do enough to enforce our borders.
State and National

From the choices below, what best represents your view on abortion?

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National

Should federal regulations be enacted to limit how prescription painkillers are prescribed?

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