WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson recently received the National PTA Congressional Voice for Children Award. Thompson was recognized for the award, along with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), on Thursday, March 8, 2012, during National PTA’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. National PTA’s Congressional Voice for Children Award is given to two Members of Congress each year in recognition of outstanding leadership related to child and education advocacy.
“Representative Thompson has been a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee since being sworn into office in 2009. Earlier this year, Representative Thompson played a critical role in saving the Parent Information and Resource Centers from elimination when he supported the Platts Amendment during the Education and Workforce Committee’s markup of the Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act,” National PTA stated, in a release issued earlier today. “In addition, Representative Thompson has advocated for Title I formula fairness and college and career-ready initiatives.”