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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. [...]

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 Includes Language in NDAA to Support: AFIT, AFRL, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Wright-Patt

Legislation Contains Multiple Provisions Key to WPAFB and Southwest Ohio

Congressman Mike Turner successfully included several provisions in the House passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today which will have a far reaching impact on Southwest Ohio and Wright-Patterson AFB if approved by the Senate and signed into law by the President. Turner’s amendments to the [...]

Honoring Those Who Gave the Greatest Sacrifice

On May 30th, Americans around the country and deployed overseas will pause to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Memorial Day was first enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the Civil War and was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have fallen in all [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]