Michael Turner

Michael Turner

OHIO's 10th DISTRICT

TURNER Recognizes Service Academy Appointees

2016/05/03

Congressman Turner released the following statement after announcing students from the tenth district who have been nominated to attend the U.S. Service Academies:

“Year after year, young men and women at such a young age raise their hand and volunteer to serve and protect this country. I am honored to recognize these students who will be attending Service Academies next year and representing Southwest, Ohio with great pride and patriotism.”

In order for a student to be considered for a military academy appointment, he or she must be recommended by an authorized nominating source. This could include the President, Vice President, a Member of the Senate or a Member of the House of Representatives.

Receiving a nomination is only the first step in the process of receiving an offer of appointment to a U.S. military service academy. Students must qualify academically and are subject to character, leadership physical fitness, medical fitness and motivation evaluations. 

To attend the United States Naval Academy:

  • Jared Fuerst – Fairborn, OH
  • Eric Towe – Vandalia, OH
  • David Vine – Dayton, OH 

To attend the United States Air Force Academy:

  • Michael Chuck – Beavercreek, OH
  • Matthew Kuhn – Centerville, OH
  • Tyler Wiederholt – Bellbrook, OH

To attend the United States Air Force Prep Academy:

  • Callie Wolfenberger – Beavercreek, OH

To attend the United States Military Academy (West Point):

  • Alexander Decker – Kettering, OH
  • Holly Hulett – Bellbrook, OH
  • Gavin Tom – Spring Valley, OH

To attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy:

  • Caitlin Erbacher – Fairborn, OH

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TURNER Continues to Fight to Keep WPAFB Safe

2016/05/02

Congressman Turner released the following statement regarding his recent vote to prohibit unaccompanied alien children from being housed at military bases:

“Security throughout the City of Dayton and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is critically important. It is irresponsible and dangerous to allow unaccompanied illegal alien children to be housed at our military installations. This is an issue of safety and security for our service members, our community, and the children themselves. Additionally, the base is not equipped for such a mission especially, while our military is struggling to meet our national security demands.”

Last week, the House Armed Services Committee considered the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which included a provision to prohibit housing unaccompanied alien children on military installations in the continental United States. In addition to supporting the amendment, Congressman Turner is also a cosponsor of the READI Act, legislation that prohibits the use of a military installation to house any alien unlawfully present in the United States. 

The FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act now awaits full consideration in the house. 

Congressman Turner has continued to urge the City of Dayton to rescind the invitation to illegal immigrants and refugees to come to Dayton.

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TURNER Fights for Southwest Ohio and Wright Patterson AFB in FY 2017 NDAA

2016/04/28

 

Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee marked up the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

“The FY2017 NDAA provides our men and women in uniform with the resources needed to keep Americans safe at home and abroad. As our nation continues to address some of the most complex security challenges in recent history, we must ensure our military can meet those threats head on.

“Additionally, I am proud of the steps we are taking to protect the responsiveness of our national defense capabilities and provide the necessary resources to modernize our military to combat future threats.”

The FY2017 NDAA also includes the provisions of the Prevent Retaliation and Open Transparency to Expand Care for Troops (PROTECT) Act which calls for increased transparency in the military justice system, greater protection for survivors and witnesses from retaliation, better survivor access to court information, and an increased focus on treatment for male survivors of sexual assault. Both Congressman Turner and Congresswoman Tsongas, co-chairs of the Military Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus, introduced the PROTECT Act earlier this year.

The PROTECT Act works to increase transparency and protect survivors and those affected by this crime. Our servicemen and women sacrifice so much for our country and they deserve to know they are protected against the retaliation that often coincides with this crime” said Rep. Turner. “Rep. Tsongas and I have worked together over the years to fight for those who need it most and I appreciate her ongoing dedication to our nation’s military.”

Included below is a breakdown of provisions championed by Congressman Turner in the FY17 NDAA:

Sexual Assault in the Military

Recent reports and testimony, including witnesses at the Judicial Proceedings Panel, have highlighted deficiencies in the military system that often leaves survivors unprotected, without access to basic court documents and information. In addition, the military criminal justice system currently does not designate a crime to specifically punish acts of professional retaliation against survivors and witnesses of crimes, and instances of retaliation are often investigated by untrained or under-trained personnel. 

The PROTECT Act would:

  • Create a specific article in the Uniform Code of Military Justice criminalizing professional retaliation against victims and witnesses of crimes. 
  •  Require retaliation-specific investigation training for Department of Defense (DOD) investigators.
  • Require DOD to report data on sexual assaults against spouses, intimate partners, and children to Congress.
  • Require the DOD to create a website where victims, witnesses, and members of the public can access key court-martial information, including docketed court dates, key court documents, and records of trial.
  •  Encourage the DOD to provide treatment options, including intensive therapy, to male victims of sexual assault.

Army Force Strength POSTURE ACT

“As the Chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, I have seen first hand the effects sequestration has had on our military,” said Rep Turner.  “These concerns have been reinforced by recent briefings from the U.S. Army and a hearing I chaired on the findings of the National Commission on the Future of the Army.  We must pre-empt future degradations of the ability of the Land Forces of the United States to safeguard the security and rights of the American people and to assure our allies, deter aggression, shape security environments and win wars.

The POSTURE Act would:

- Ensure that our Land Forces will not be depleted as a result of the Administration’s flawed assumptions about the current security environment. 

- Our military’s ability to meet new and complex global demands is essential to our national security and a continued force drawdown would be catastrophic.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

“I am proud of the language included in this year’s NDAA that will support Wright-Patterson Air Force Base which is critical to our country and to Southwest Ohio. The provisions continue to bolster the robust portfolio that Wright-Patterson facilitates each day, keeping Americans safe at home and abroad.”

Protection of Child Custody Rights for Members of the Armed Forces:

     - Annual notification and pre-deployment notification to Service members of their parental rights under the Service Members Civil Relief Act.

Attendance at Professional and Technical Conferences:

     - In last year’s bill Congressman Turner included a provision requiring the DoD to review current policies of personnel participation in professional and technical conferences. This year, Congressman Turner built off that success to further ensure our military personnel working in fields such as engineering and science and technology are not restricted.

Improved Security Gate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base:

     - Congressman Turner ensured the bill provided funding for increased security at Wright Patterson. Congressman Turner has worked with Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson, to urge action to improve security measures on the sprawling base.

 Technology Transfer:

     - Building off of a successful push from last year’s NDAA on technology transfer capabilities, Congressman Turner included language ensuring the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is permitted to leverage private sector capabilities in order to provide the warfighters the newest technologies.

Hypersonics Research:

     - Congressman Turner ensured the bill provided increased funding for Hypersonics research. The DoD has placed urgency on the important development of Hypersonic Systems.  These systems have the ability to travel Mach 5 plus and at very high altitudes and are pivotal to the maintaining U.S. Air Dominance.

Autonomous Systems Research:

     - Congressman Turner included language to increase funding for advanced research into the development of “human-machine teaming”. The Air Force has identified Autonomy as a “game changing” technology. Autonomous Systems, which can facilitate decision-making at the speed of computing, offer distinct advantages for Airmen and the Air Force’s mission at large. 

Collaboration between AFRL and other Ohio Research Labs:

     - Congressman Turner ensured the bill provided increased funding for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s collaborative work with other Ohio based research labs. Southwest Ohio has become a hub of scientific and technical innovation for the Air Force, and the Department of Defense at-large. AFRL at Wright-Patterson is integral to the development, integration, and discovery of new technologies and capabilities to address a broad range of emerging threats.

Supporting AFRL and other research laboratories

     - Congressman Turner proudly cosponsored a provision offered by Rep. Tsongas that makes permanent an authority that allows Department of Defense laboratories to provide funds for research and development of technologies for critical military missions.

UAS Research Collaboration:

     - Congressman Turner included language this year to support the collaboration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) research between the DoD, NASA, and the FAA. The use of UAS have significantly increased, with continued strong projected growth. Collaboration between the federal agencies involved in UAS flight and research is key to integrating UAS into the national air space for military purposes.

Tactical Air & Land Forces Subcommittee

The Tactical Air and Land Forces proposal works to ensure our military retains strength and agility with respect to air and land force modernization strategies, and provides the funding and authorization necessary to retain overmatch against current and future threats. Consistent with previous NDAA activity, the proposal continues to recognize that a vital industrial base at every level is critical to the long-term effectiveness and operational capability of the force.

Tactical Air & Land Forces Subcommittee Programmatic Summaries

  • Advances the development and procurement of lighter, stronger and more advanced personal protective equipment systems for all soldiers, while also ensuring women entering combat roles are fully and correctly equipped.
  • Authorizes multiyear procurement authorities for UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and AH-64 Apache Attack helicopters to generate better cost savings for the taxpayer and provide the most modernized helicopters for the active and reserve components.
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop munition strategies for each of the Combatant Commands in order to better assess critical munition requirements and inventory shortfalls.
  •  Continues to provide necessary oversight of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program with legislation requiring the GAO to review current sustainment strategies.
  • Stresses the importance of rapidly developing and fielding needed aircraft survivability equipment for helicopters and tactical aircraft.
  • Supports and encourages a more streamlined and accelerated approach to fielding vehicle active protection systems to better address emerging threats.

Unaccompanied Alien Children on CONUS military installations

Congressman Turner was a cosponsor of the READI Act, which prohibits the use of a military installation to house any alien unlawfully present in the United States. Congressman Turner supported Congressman Bridenstine’s (OK-1) amendment to prohibit housing Unaccompanied Alien Children on CONUS military installations.

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TURNER to Koskinen: This Treatment Is Unacceptable

2016/04/19

Today, Congressman Turner led a bipartisan group of Members in writing to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Koskinen to share their concerns with the IRS’s recent announcement that they will fail to meet the deadline for implementation of the Health Coverage Tax Credit’s (HCTC) Advance Monthly Program (AMP). Click here to view their letter.

Congressman Turner (OH-10) was joined by Congressmen Pat Tiberi (OH-12), Congressmen Steve Stivers (OH-15), Congressmen David Joyce (OH-14), Congressmen Tim Ryan (OH-13), Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), and Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27).  

“The fact that the IRS waited until now to make this announcement disregards the personal decisions of individuals who rely on the AMP and expect your agency to meet the statutory deadline for its implementation. This treatment is unacceptable and continues to highlight the lack of accountability at the IRS.” 

In June, Congress passed and the President signed into law H.R. 1295, which included a provision authored by Congressman Turner to renew and extend the HCTC. 

In October 2015, U.S. Senator Rob Portman joined Congressman Mike Turner in a letter sent to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to quickly implement the HCTC Advance Payment Program. This program is vital for Delphi salaried retirees facing health-related expenses.

In November of 2014, Reps. Turner and Ryan sent a bipartisan letter to House leadership reaffirming their strong support for the passage of an extension of the HCTC as part of a year-end tax extenders bill before the 113th Congress adjourned for the year. 

In March of 2014, Reps. Turner and Ryan joined a delegation of 28 Members and Senators from across the country in sending a letter to both House and Senate leadership pushing for the extension of the HCTC.

In July of 2013, Reps. Turner and Ryan introduced legislation that would have provided the Delphi Salaried Retirees and other eligible individuals the choice of continuing within the HCTC program past the program’s termination date, or upon leaving the program.

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TURNER, Tsongas introduce new legislation to combat retaliation and military sexual assault

2016/04/18

Today, Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, introduced the PROTECT Act, new legislation that continues the lawmakers’ bipartisan effort to combat sexual assault in the military. The Prevent Retaliation and Open Transparency to Expand Care for Troops (PROTECT) Act calls for increased transparency in the military justice system, greater protection for survivors and witnesses from retaliation, better survivor access to court information and an increased focus on treatment for male survivors of sexual assault. 

Accountability begins at the top and must extend across the military, to every rank and position. The PROTECT Act works to increase transparency and protect survivors and those affected by this crime,” said Rep. Turner. “This legislation is a step closer to changing the current flawed system and will help to bring those offenders to justice. Our servicemen and women sacrifice so much for our country and they deserve to know they are protected against the retaliation that often coincides with this crime. Rep. Tsongas and I have worked together over the years to fight for those who need it most and I appreciate her ongoing dedication to our nation’s military.” 

“The PROTECT Act aims to ensure justice for survivors, witnesses, and military families against glaring deficiencies in the military justice system,” said Rep. Tsongas. “Too many victims still fear the social and professional retaliation that so often occurs when they work within the military justice system. It all evidences a flawed military culture and underscores the fact that much more needs to be done. This legislation will take much needed steps in changing the status quo by increasing transparency, training and protections afforded to survivors. And it does what should have been done long ago – make professional retaliation a crime. I thank Rep. Turner for his dedication to this cause and look forward to our continued work together.”

 The PROTECT Act would:

  • Create a specific article in the Uniform Code of Military Justice criminalizing professional retaliation against victims and witnesses of crimes. 
  • Require specific retaliation investigation training for Department of Defense (DOD) investigators.
  • Require DOD to report data on sexual assaults against spouses, intimate partners, and children to Congress.
  • Require the DOD to create a website where victims, witnesses, and members of the public can access key court-martial information, including docketed court dates, key court documents, and records of trial.
  • Encourage the DOD to provide treatment options, including intensive therapy, to male victims of sexual assault.

Recent reports and testimony, including witnesses at the Judicial Proceedings Panel, have highlighted deficiencies in the military system that often leaves survivors unprotected, without access to basic court documents and information. In addition, the military criminal justice system currently does not designate a crime to specifically punish acts of professional retaliation against survivors and witnesses of crimes, and instances of retaliation are often investigated by untrained or under-trained personnel. 

On June 18, 2015 Air Force Special Victims Counsel Captain Micah Smith testified before the Judicial Proceedings Panel regarding the Inspector General’s ability to adequately investigate claims of retaliation, stating, “It's been my experience that the IG program that we currently have is not set up to handle retaliation as I've seen it.” 

On November 14, 2014, Meg Garvin, Executive Director, National Crime Victims' Law Institute, testified before the Judicial Proceedings Panel concerning the need for transparency in the military justice system.  Ms. Garvin explained, “Everyone in this system has to have access to similar, if not equivalent information throughout the criminal investigation and prosecution, and then post-conviction. And the reason that has to happen is both the lawyer who is representing the victim and the victim need to know what is happening in the room that everyone else knows. A lawyer simply cannot counsel a victim on the best course of advocacy the best course of action if they are denied access to information about what is happening in proceedings.”

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TURNER Calls for Defunding Censorship at Library of Congress

2016/04/14

Congressman Michael Turner released the following statement after sending a letter to the Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations Congressman Tom Graves requesting that language be included in the FY2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.

The Library of Congress announced on March 22, 2016 its decision to unilaterally revise its subject heading “Aliens” and eliminate its subject heading “Illegal Aliens.” 

“The Library’s attempt to unilaterally censor these terms, disregards their meaning and use in the current United States Code. By acting in the interest of partisanship, the Library of Congress is undermining its credibility and ignoring its responsibility to provide the American people with impartial and accurate access to its many resources. “

The language requested by Congressman Turner would prohibit the use of funds by the Library of Congress to unilaterally change and eliminate its subject headings “Aliens” and “Illegal Aliens.”

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TURNER Pushes Back On WPAFB Censorship

2016/04/13

Congressman Turner released the following statement after sending a letter to Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski to express his concern with the recently reported actions of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) personnel removing a Bible from the POW/MIA display at Wright-Patterson Medical Center.

“I am greatly concerned that the actions at Wright-Patterson Medical Center may reflect a policy implementation at WPAFB that could put at risk many of the artifacts currently on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.”

Since 2007, Congressman Turner has been fighting against censorship and removal of religious symbols and expression. Most notably, Congressman Turner introduced bipartisan legislation titled, ‘The Andrew Larochelle God, Family, and Country Act,’ to permanently end the restriction of religious expressions on U.S. Capitol flag certificates.

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TURNER Congratulates Costie on VA Archive Win

2016/04/13

Congressman Turner released the following statement after sending Chief Executive Officer & Medical Center Director Glenn A. Costie, a letter of congratulations after the Dayton VA was chosen to house the Veterans Affairs (VA) National Archives.

“I would like to congratulate Director Costie on this honor and his continued dedication to our nation’s veterans. This distinction and honor would not be possible without your hard work.  I have worked diligently with our community to bring this important site to the Dayton area and I look forward to working together on this effort.”

Congressman Turner was able to personally congratulate Director Costie yesterday while attending the Dayton Development Coalition Fly-In events.

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Rep. Turner, Sen. Portman and Sen. Brown Praise VA National Archives Coming to Dayton

2016/04/12

Rep. Turner, Sen. Portman and Sen. Brown released the following joint statement on the announcement that the Dayton Veterans Affairs campus will become the home of the Veterans Affairs National Archives.

“We are proud to announce that Dayton has been selected for this honor. Ohio is home to nearly one million veterans and world class VA facilities. The region boasts a long-standing commitment to our nation’s veterans and a proud military tradition, making Dayton the ideal location for the VA National Archives. 

Currently, the VA archives are kept in multiple locations. When the VA decided to consolidate its archives into one central location, Dayton was immediately considered as a potential home. With its selection, the Dayton VA will serve as the central location for all records, photos, and information collected and preserved by the VA over the years. 

The facilities will bring jobs to the Dayton region and further build upon its reputation as home to a high-concentration of military and veteran’s expertise and knowledge.

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TURNER Secures VA Archives in Dayton

2016/04/12

Congressman Turner released the following statement after Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald announced the Dayton VA could become the home of the VA’s national archives.

The region’s long-standing commitment to our nation’s veterans and its history of military innovation makes Dayton an excellent location for Veterans Affairs National Archives. This has been a longstanding goal of mine for our community and I am proud of the work we have done to secure this honor.” 

Since 2010, Congressman Turner has pressed the Obama Administration to place the VA National Archives at the VA Medical Center campus in Dayton.

Currently, the VA archives are kept in multiple locations. When the Department of Veterans Affairs decided to consolidate its archives into one central location, Dayton was immediately considered.  With nearly one million veterans who call Ohio home, Dayton serves as a fitting home for the National Archives.

This complex would bring jobs to the Dayton region and solidify its reputation as a community with a high-concentration of military and veteran’s expertise and knowledge. 

Congressman Turner has worked to secure the VA National Archives throughout his time in Congress:

•  On January 28, 2008, Congressman Turner hosted senior officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Park Service at the Dayton VA campus.  Congressman Turner’s leadership in highlighting the historic significance of the campus began the effort to secure the VA National Archives in Dayton.

•  On July 21st, 2010 Congressman Turner sent a letter to Secretary Shinseki on the importance of locating VHA Archives at the Medical Center campus in Dayton, Ohio.

• On July 23, 2010 Congressman Turner lead an Ohio Delegation in letter to VA Secretary Shinseki to urge the placement of VA Archives in Dayton.

• In 2011, Congressman Turner sent a letter to Veterans Administration Medical Center Acting Director William Montague urging him to award Dayton the VA Archives facility. 

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Rep. Mike Turner Floor Speech on NDAA and Military Sexual Assault Reforms

2013-12-12 20:59:08


Congressman Mike Turner on Pearl Harbor Day

2013-12-07 17:27:44


Congressman Turner on WHIO at GM Moraine Plant

2013-11-26 16:52:45


Congressman Mike Turner One Minute Floor Speech on Sequestration Effects on Business

2013-11-20 17:40:13


Rep. Mike Turner Nov. 13 Floor Speech on Sequestration

2013-11-14 15:50:23


Congressman Mike Turner Talks about Child Custody Legislation

2013-11-07 16:42:15


On This Day: Ohio Natives Patent Cash Register

2013-11-04 20:54:24


Chairman Turner Opening Statement at Tactical Air and Land Hearing

2013-10-25 04:42:23


Turner Statement on Debt Ceiling Vote

2013-10-17 18:46:30


Congressman Turner Closing Statement on HR 3223 - Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act

2013-10-05 15:07:47


Opening statements on HR 3223 the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act.

2013-10-05 15:02:15


Turner Floor Speech on Civilian Furloughs

2013-10-04 19:11:09


Varney & Co.

2013-09-20 17:48:24


Congressman Mike Turner Questions the Joint Chiefs of Staff Concerning Sequestration in FY 2014

2013-09-18 21:15:02


Congressman Mike Turner Questions Members of SIGTARP, the GAO, and the President's Auto Task Force

2013-09-17 20:57:15


Congressman Mike Turner Delivers Opening Remarks During House OGR Hearing

2013-09-17 20:57:01


Congressman Turner Challenges Secretary Hagel on Wright-Patterson Funds and Syria Costs

2013-09-10 19:52:58


Congressman Mike Turner Talks Syria and Seuqestration with Varney and Co

2013-09-09 19:15:31


Congressman Mike Turner Discusses U.S. Military Intervention in Syria and Sequestration (CNN)

2013-09-09 19:15:31


Congressman Mike Turner Talks with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Concerning Action in Syria

2013-09-09 19:15:31


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A lifelong resident of Dayton, Ohio, Congressman Mike Turner has family roots in Eastern Kentucky. His parents, Ray and Vivian, moved to Dayton in the 1950’s to take advantage of the job opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Mr. Ray Turner worked at General Motors, retiring after 42 years as a member of IUE local 801; and Mrs. Vivian Turner retired from teaching in the Huber Heights School District. Congressman Turner has two daughters, Jessica and Carolyn.

Congressman Turner attended Dayton Public Schools and graduated from Belmont High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio; an MBA from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio; and a Juris Doctorate from Case Western University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to his election to Congress, Turner was in private practice and corporate law for 13 years.

Congressman Turner has a background of community activism having worked with not-for-profit groups focusing on neighborhood concerns, community development, housing code enforcement, and historical preservation. As the two-term Mayor of the City of Dayton, he was a strong proponent of neighborhood revitalization, crime reduction, increased funding for safety forces, economic development and job creation. He created Rehabarama, a private-public partnership to rehabilitate neglected housing in Dayton’s historic neighborhoods, which had significant economic impact on the region, and received national awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Also while serving as Mayor of Dayton, Congressman Turner established a development fund providing more than $19 million in grants for housing and job-producing projects. The development fund sparked investment which resulted in a renaissance of Dayton’s downtown, including a $130 million arts center, a minor league baseball stadium, river front development, loft and upscale housing, additional corporate headquarters, and redevelopment of the former Delco and Frigidaire brownfield area into an office, research, and industrial park. Under Mayor Turner’s leadership, the City of Dayton had a balanced budget for all eight years of his tenure (having not been balanced for the previous five years), added 54 police officers to the force, resulting in a nearly 40 percent reduction in police response time, and closed two adult movie theaters in residential neighborhoods, thus improving the quality of life for Dayton residents.

First elected to the 108th Congress and sworn in January of 2003, Congressman Turner was appointed to the Armed Services Committee, from which he assists Wright-Patterson Air Force Base located in Ohio’s Tenth District, and to the Government Reform Committee, which allows him to contribute his experience as a former mayor to government reform. Congressman Turner’s urban experience was called upon by then House Speaker Dennis Hastert who appointed him Chairman of the new Saving America’s Cities working group. The 24 Member working group was charged with developing goals and principles to help urban America by focusing on economic development issues and encouraging private sector investment in cities.

Continuing his work on urban issues, in the 109th Congress, Turner served as Chairman of the Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census. During his tenure he worked to help save the Community Development Block Grant program from being reduced in funding and combined with several other programs under the control of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In recognition of his efforts, Congressman Turner was the recipient of the American Planning Association’s 2005 Legislator of the Year Award and the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s 2005 National Legislative Leadership Award.

In the 111th Congress, as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Turner was named the Ranking Member on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee. The Strategic Forces Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the nation’s nuclear arsenal, our military assets in outer space, the Department of Defense’s intelligence programs, and also over missile defense systems. Reelected to a fifth term in November of 2010, Congressman Turner served as Chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, and as a Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee for the 112th Congress.In January of 2011, Turner was appointed Chairman of the US Delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly – the inter-parliamentary organization of legislators from the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance. The Assembly provides a critical forum for international parliamentary dialogue on an array of security, political and economic matters.

In November of 2012, Congressman Turner was elected to represent the newly created 10th Congressional District, which includes all of Montgomery County, Greene County, and portions of Fayette County.  For the 113th Congress, Turner has been appointed Chairman of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, which conducts oversight of ammunition programs, Army and Air Force acquisition programs, all Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs, National Guard and Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve. The subcommittee also authorizes procurement and R&D programs to ensure that America’s soldiers and airmen are fully equipped to carry out their mission. This is critical not only to our national security, but to Ohio’s economy as well.  Congressman Turner will continue to serve as a member of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee.
In addition to his work on the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Turner is a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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