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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 [...]

To Remain a World Leader, U.S. Must Stop Mounting Debt

By Congressman Michael Turner

The United States is a world leader and not just in the areas of research, democracy, or military supremacy; we’re also one of the top 12 countries in the world when it comes to government debt. Since paying off our debt in the 1800’s for the only time in our history, we’ve [...]

Working to Put Our Government’s Finances in Order

This month I joined a majority of my colleagues in the House in funding the government through the end of this Fiscal Year (September 30th) and in passing a responsible budget resolution for next year. Both of these initiatives will help us to begin to control spending in Washington — an issue which has gone [...]

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 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 [...]

Turner Supports Funding Bill for Our Troops

“I voted today to reduce government spending, support our troops and to prevent the government from shutting down.”

Today, Congressman Mike Turner voted in favor of the Department of Defense and Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011. This legislation ensures that the government would remain open another week, cut discretionary spending by $12 billion, fully [...]

Our Government Cannot Continue to Operate on a Week to Week Budget

For the past two years, our Government has been running on short term budgets — or in Washington language, “continuing resolutions.” These agreements passed by the House and Senate, then signed into law by the President, serve as place holders to keep the government running.

Continuing resolutions cannot take the place of permanent budgets. Ohio families [...]

My Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Proposal

We are in a debt crisis, and offering a budget which projects a $1.6 trillion deficit while raising taxes on struggling families does nothing to address this [...]