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Turner Statement on NPEF Assessment of LightSquared’s Operations

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon the release of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Systems Engineering Forum’s (NPEF) assessment of the effects of LightSquared’s planned deployment of a terrestrial broadband communications network to GPS receivers and GPS-dependent systems and networks:

“The report released by the NPEF yesterday provides concrete technical data to [...]

Turner Statement on the President’s Announced Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Today, Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon the President’s announcement that he will be removing 30,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012:

“This evening the President announced that he will be withdrawing 30,000 troops from Afghanistan. That nation, according to our military leaders on the ground, remains a fragile security environment [...]

Turner Statement on President’s Report to Congress on Libya

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon receipt of President Obama’s report to Congress on the ongoing war in Libya:

“The President’s report to Congress is an attempt to evade Congressional approval of military action in Libya. His response also fails to answer the questions I and many other Members have been asking for months. [...]

House members urge restoration of pensions for Delphi retirees

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday urged legislation that would pay all Delphi retirees their full pensions.

“These Delphi retirees are entitled to these benefits,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “These benefits were wrongly taken from them.”

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House Passed NDAA Contains a Number of Provisions for the Third District

This past month, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As a member of the House Armed Services Committee I had the opportunity to work on behalf of the Third District and included a number of provisions in this annual bill which will aid our community and our Defense Department. This includes provisions [...]

Turner Introduces House Resolution Disapproving of Military Action in Libya

Legislation Has the Bipartisan Support of House Members

Congressman Mike Turner introduced a House Concurrent Resolution (H.Con.Res. 58) which states that “Congress does not approve United States intervention in Libya.” The resolution was introduced with the bipartisan support of 62 original cosponsors.

“Since the President engaged the United States in military action in Libya, he has not [...]

Turner’s Strengthened Language in NDAA Protects Military’s use of GPS

House Passed Bill Ensures FCC Takes No Action that would Harm the Military’s Use of GPS

Congressman Mike Turner strengthened his language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which requires the Secretary of Defense to notify Congress if he determines there is widespread interference with the military’s use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) [...]

Turner Statement on Debt Limit Vote

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon the House rejecting an increase of the nation’s statutory debt limit:

“This evening a bipartisan majority of the House recognized that Washington cannot continue its path of excessive spending, without enacting real reforms that will cut spending and create jobs. Over the past four years, I have voted [...]

Despite Veto Threat, Turner’s New START Provisions Remain in House Passed NDAA

Legislation Would Ensure White House Honors Promise of a Sustainable Nuclear Deterrent;
Require Congress to be Involved in Arms Control Reductions below New START Levels

The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which included major parts of Congressman Mike Turner’s “New START Treaty Implementation Act.” As the NDAA heads to the Senate, Turner’s provisions [...]