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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’s “New START Treaty Implementation Act” Included in National Defense Authorization Act

Congressman Mike Turner successfully included major parts of his recently introduced “New START Treaty Implementation Act” into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this Wednesday. Last Thursday, Turner introduced “The New START Treaty Implementation Act” as a standalone bill in the House of Representatives. Wednesday morning, Senator Jon Kyl introduced “nearly identical” legislation in the [...]

Turner Statement on Romanian Missile Defense Site

Mike Turner released the following statement upon the announcement that Romania will host missile interceptors as part of a planned U.S. missile defense shield over Europe:

“I welcome this announcement by President Traian Basescu which furthers our shared commitment to a strong missile defense initiative. This decision is important for the defense of our NATO allies, [...]

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 [...]

The Daily Caller: As Obama signs START treaty, a key House Republican announces aggressive stance on missile defense

Hours after President Obama signed the new START nuclear weapons treaty this morning, a key House Republican is voicing an aggressive stance on missile defense, a significant matter of dispute between the U.S. and Russia even as the treaty is days from becoming official.

Rep. Mike Turner, Ohio Republican and chairman of the House Armed Services [...]

Laying the Groundwork for Strengthening National Defense, Southwestern Ohio Economy

In my position as the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee for the last two years, I’ve had the opportunity to work to ensure that Ohioans, as well as our men and women in uniform, have the resources they need to succeed. These efforts include a continued focus on creating jobs, [...]

Armed Services Committee Republicans Urge Senate Leaders to Delay Action on New START Treaty

Ranking Member Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), Strategic Forces Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and fourteen of their colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee today sent a letter to the top Democrat and Republican in the U.S. Senate urging them to delay a vote to ratify the New START Treaty until important security issues are addressed and [...]

Rep. Turner on FoxNews to Discuss North Korea

Last night I was interviewed on FoxNews about the extremely concerning developments surrounding North and South Korea. This situation shows us all why our national security must always be a top priority. With the current threats we face from Iran and North Korea and also from terrorist groups around the world, we must provide our military with the resources they need to accomplish their missions and protect our [...]

Rep. Turner Honored as a “Champion of National Security” by the Center for Security Policy

Today, the Center for Security Policy recognized Mike Turner as one of their “Champions of National Security.” Rep. Turner received a 100% rating on the Center’s National Security Scorecard for his voting record in the 111th [...]

Turner Statement on Modified Missile Shield Deal between Poland and the United States

“I commend the Polish Government for signing the additional protocol to enable Poland to host the Phased Adaptive Approach Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors to protect our deployed troops, defend European allies and augment the protection of the U.S. homeland by 2020. I hope that the Polish parliament will ratify the BMD Agreement with this additional protocol [...]