Wednesday, March 18, 2009

GT Keeps Telling People That He's Brought Home the Bacon, Although He Refused to Fry it

As I have  previously noted, our Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson didn't vote for the recent Omnibus Appropriations Act, but that hasn't stopped him from shouting from the rooftops about how he done his constituents right. Here's the latest.
U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, announced today that the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will receive $238,000 in Federal funding for their newly developed Energy Institute.  The funding is included in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act and was requested by Thompson’s predecessor, John Peterson, who was a Member of the House Appropriations Committee.

“Energy is synonymous with Western Pennsylvania and with the ongoing development of the Marcellus Shale play, the investment in Pitt Bradford’s Energy Institute will benefit the entire region,” said Congressman GT Thompson, Vice-Chair of the Congressional Rural Caucus. “Rural Pennsylvania has seen the boom and bust of energy development in the past and with this exciting and promising opportunity, the Marcellus Shale has the potential to create thousands of good paying, family sustaining jobs, and assist in the revitalization of our rural communities.”

The funding will specifically be utilized to launch an economic development component and enhance the workforce development activities of the Energy Institute.

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