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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 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’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) [...]

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 [...]

Turner Amendment to NDAA Would Halt Enterprise Logistics System Consolidation

Air Force Would Have to Provide a Cost-Benefit Analysis to be Evaluated by Congress

Congressman Mike Turner announced today that he will be offering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would halt funding for the consolidation of the Enterprise Logistics System Program pending a report to Congress. The report would be a [...]

Turner Language in NDAA Seeks to Protect Military’s use of GPS

Provision Raises Alarm over Potential Interference to GPS

Congressman Mike Turner successfully included 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) caused by a commercial communications service. Turner, the [...]

Dayton region closer to being testing site for unmanned aircraft

WASHINGTON – A House committee has approved a $553 billion defense bill that increases the chances that southwest Ohio will be a testing region for unmanned aircraft being developed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The defense measure, which will reach the House floor later this month, includes an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, that [...]

Turner Includes Language in NDAA to Support: AFIT, AFRL, and Unmanned Aerial Systems

Legislation Contains Bevy of Provisions Key to Southwest Ohio

Washington D.C. – Congressman Mike Turner successfully included language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) yesterday which will have a far reaching impact on Southwest Ohio if approved by the full Congress and signed into law by the President. Turner’s amendments to the annual Defense Department [...]

Supporting Our Service Members and Veterans

Around the globe our men and women in uniform serve our country bravely and honorably. By volunteering to serve in our military they sacrifice time with their families and often many of the comforts we take for granted here at home. We have a duty to ensure that these heroes are taken care of when [...]