Rep. Glenn Thompson

Representative from Pennsylvania’s 5th District, Republican

Thompson, a Republican, has been the representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Thompson has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Thompson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Thompson for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Glenn Thompson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Thompson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (27%) Health (23%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Social Welfare (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Thompson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Thompson’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed.
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
Oct 28, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2578: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 3, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 1806: America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
May 20, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Sep 2016, Thompson missed 53 of 5,742 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 24 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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