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Turner Announces House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on Dayton VAMC

Oversight Hearing Will Examine Restoring Veteran Trust and Patient Safety

In response to Congressman Turner’s March letter requesting a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing examining medical safety practices at VA medical facilities, the Committee has announced it will conduct an oversight hearing entitled, “Sacred Obligation: Restoring Veteran Trust and Patient Safety.” The hearing, which will [...]

Turner Statement on VA Office of Inspector General’s Report

Report Reinforces Findings of a Leadership Failure at the Dayton VAMC

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon reviewing the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General’s Oversight Review of Dental Clinic Issues at the Dayton VA Medical Center:

“This report documents a leadership failure at the Dayton VA Medical Center. However, this report is [...]

Turner Helps to Protect Local Jobs from Foreign Competition

Commerce Department Reverses Previous Decision on Lightweight Thermal Paper Duty

Recently, the Department of Commerce agreed with Rep. Turner and reversed a preliminary ruling in order to protect Ohio jobs in the paper industry. The Commerce Department’s determination to impose a duty of 3.77 percent on those who are unfairly trading lightweight thermal paper was advocated [...]

Turner Statement on GDAHA Interim Report

GDAHA Report Says More Veterans at Risk than Were Notified – Additional Testing Needed

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon reviewing the interim report on the Dayton VA Medical Center, as conducted by the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association. The report indicated the more veterans are at risk than have been notified, and additional [...]

Turner Statement on House Budget Resolution Passage

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon the passage of the House Republican Budget Resolution as prepared by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan:

“Passage of this budget today lays a roadmap for Washington to end its addiction to reckless spending. This includes preserving Medicare for future generations, investing in our nation’s defense, and taking steps to [...]

Turner Commends PAS Technologies Expansion in Hillsboro

Increased Production Would Yield Economic Benefits to Region

Congressman Mike Turner commended the news that Pratt & Whitney and PAS Technologies Inc. have signed an agreement which would expand work at the PAS facility in Hillsboro, OH.

“This is tremendous news for Hillsboro, Highland County and Southwest Ohio. With a dedicated workforce of talented individuals, PAS Technologies [...]

Turner Statement on Obama Defense Budget Cut Proposal

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon the news that President Obama has suggested $400 billion in cuts to the Department of Defense:
 
“While I share the President’s goal of a government that lives within its means, it should not come at the expense of our national defense. His suggestion of an arbitrary cut of [...]

Combating Sexual Assault in our Military

I have been working with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-5) to author this bipartisan legislation which would expand legal rights and protections for service members who have been the victims of sexual assault. [...]

Turner Statement on U.S. Brigade Combat Team Reduction in Europe

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon the news that the U.S. will reduce its number of Brigade Combat Teams in Europe from four to three:

“The announcement regarding the reduction of Brigade Combat Teams in Europe was not unexpected. However this does not signal a reduced commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) [...]

Turner Requests Additional Documents from VA on Behalf of GDAHA

Documents Required to Tell the Full Story Behind VA Investigations

Congressman Mike Turner sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki requesting additional documentation surround the VA’s investigations at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The request comes from the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) – a community health organization which has undertaken an independent [...]