Thompson Calls for Comprehensive Energy Plan in Wake of Obama’s Penn State Visit

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, President Obama traveled to the 5th District of Pennsylvania to deliver remarks on America’s energy policy and the work being done at Penn State University through the Energy Innovation Hub. After greeting the President on the tarmac at the University Park Airport and attending his remarks, Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) issued the following statement:

It was an honor to have President Obama visit the Commonwealth to highlight Pennsylvania’s Energy Innovation Hub and the tremendous research being done at Penn State University on energy efficiency. Unfortunately, without a comprehensive plan that also includes making better use of existing resources and expanding our domestic production, situations like that in Egypt will continue to underscore the need to cease America’s reliance on foreign energy. Our prosperity as a nation is dependent upon access to sustainable, low-cost energy, and l will continue to push for a comprehensive energy plan that meets these demands, promotes American energy, and builds a foundation for long-term economic growth and security.” – Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson

Thompson currently serves on the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Education & Workforce Committees. In addition to these committee assignments, Thompson was recently appointed Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy & Forestry, with jurisdiction over soil, water, and resource conservation, energy and bio-based energy production, rural electrification and forestry.

If you have additional requests regarding Rep. Thompson’s response to today’s visit, please contact his office at (202)-680-0006.


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