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I've been thinking that the "that"-clause can also be said to complementize the adjective "happy." The verb is "am." "Am glad" is the main verb phrase.

Complements can express the reason for the emotion or feeling denoted by the adjective, after adjectives like glad, happy, sorry, pleased, afraid, or function as a content clause after adjectives of cognition, such as sure, certain, doubtful, aware, convinced.

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