Michael Turner

Michael Turner

OHIO's 10th DISTRICT

Turner Launches New Initiative Following Closed Door Briefing with Delphi Salaried Retirees

2014/07/22

Dayton, OH—Five years ago today, more than 20,000 Delphi Salaried Retirees had their pensions unjustly terminated in the wake of the Obama Administration's failed bailout of General Motors.  

Today, Congressman Mike Turner met with a group of Delphi Salaried Retirees from the Dayton-area in a closed door briefing to discuss the progress that has already been made and to identify what future action must be taken. 

“Five years ago today, a taxpayer-funded bailout picked winners and losers and unfairly cost the Delphi Salaried Retirees their futures. 

For the last five years, I have worked diligently alongside these retirees to hold the Obama Administration accountable.

Today, I am pleased to announce our latest initiative,” said Congressman Turner. 

Recently, Josh Gotbaum, the director of the PBGC announced that he will retire in August. 

This morning, Congressman Turner sent a letter to the President urging him to fill that position with an individual committed to transparency, accountability, and to providing the Delphi Salaried Retirees with final benefit determinations as quickly and accurately as possible (attached).

"For too long the PBGC has failed the Delphi Salaried Retirees. 

I am hopeful that the President will heed my request as considers a nominee," said Congressman Turner.

"This injustice will not be tolerated or forgotten and we will continue to move ahead until the Delphi Salaried Retirees receive the full and equitable treatment they deserve,” said Congressman Turner. 

 With both Ohio U.S. Senators on the Senate Finance Committee, Congressman Turner has also written to Senator Portman and Senator Brown to further highlight this issue (attached)

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Turner, Fattah Lead Bipartisan Group to Commemorate 40 years of CDBG

2014/07/15

WASHINGTON—A bipartisan group of Congressmen introduced a resolution today commemorating the 40th  anniversary of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). Led by Democrats Chaka Fattah (PA-02) and Republicans Michael Turner (OH-10), H. Res. 668 acknowledges the program’s success in strengthening local communities across the country.

Since the program was created in 1974, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has invested over $145 billion in urban, suburban, and rural economies; creating jobs, building affordable housing, funding disaster relief efforts, and supporting economic development and infrastructure projects.

 “I was proud to join my Urban Caucus Co-Chair, Congressman Chaka Fattah, to author this resolution and highlight the success of the Community Development Block Grant program," said Congressman Mike Turner. 

"Over the last forty years, this bipartisan program has successfully developed key infrastructure, spurred private investment, and provided access to safe and affordable housing for countless Americans. 

CDBG will continue to equip state and local leaders with the tools, flexibility, and power necessary to confront the distinct economic challenges in their communities.”

“Community Development Block Grants are an indispensable source of funding to state and local governments across our country,” Congressman Chaka Fattah said.  “For four decades they have allowed communities to invest in the areas that need it most: revitalizing neighborhoods, creating jobs, and strengthening infrastructure. CDBG remains one of the most successful grant programs in our country’s history. It is important to reflect on the program’s success investing in America’s cities and towns, while committing our support to its continued impact.”

 Among the longest running grant programs in the country’s history, CDBG has been a reliable source for local governments, offering them a flexibility to steer funds where they are needed most based on the individual and unique circumstances of the community. HUD estimates that between 2005 and 2013 the program was responsible for creating or retaining approximately 330,500 jobs, providing public services to more than 100 million individuals, and assisting more than 1 million households.

The resolution has been endorsed by the Community Development Block Grant Coalition, a group of national organizations representing local elected officials, state and local CDBG and HOME practitioners, and nonprofit organizations that receive CDBG and HOME funds locally.

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Turner: Iron Dome Drastically Changes Dynamic between Israel and Hamas

2014/07/15

Washington, D.C.—Today, following reports that Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System has allowed Israel to endure more than 1,000 rocket attacks fired by Hamas without a single fatality, Congressman Michael Turner (OH-10), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces released the following statement:

“The Iron Dome system has drastically changed the dynamic in the recent fight between Israel and Hamas, allowing Israel to successfully defended itself from over 1,000 relentless rocket attacks without a single fatality.

I am proud to have a longstanding commitment to Israel’s air and missile defense systems. During my tenure as Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, my subcommittee provided over $600 million to the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system,” said Congressman Turner. 

While the exact percentage rate of successful intercepts by Iron Dome remains classified, the system has intercepted the overwhelming majority of rockets targeted for populated areas in Israel. According to reports by Israel Defense Forces (IDF), well over 160 rockets have been intercepted since this latest conflict first began.

“The continued success of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System underscores the imperative of our continued partnership with Israel. The strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship is clearly demonstrated by the collaborative effort to successfully develop and field the Iron Dome system,” said Congressman Turner.

To date, the House Armed Services Committee has authorized roughly $720 million for the development of Iron Dome. For FY15, President Obama has requested $176 million for the program. In response to a request for additional funding made by the Government of Israel, the House has passed language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would provide $351 million in FY15, an increase of roughly $175 million over the President’s request.

“I continue to strongly support the House’s position on the Iron Dome Missile Defense System and am committed to working with my colleagues in the Senate to ensure the system remains fully funded

The nation of Israel and its people have my full support as they withstand these most recent terrorist attacks," said Congressman Turner. 

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Air Force Announces Details of Management Headquarters Review: Turner Continues Successful Fight to Protect Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

2014/07/14

Washington D.C.—Today, the Air Force announced preliminary details of its Management Headquarters Review.  This review was initiated following the Obama Administration’s decision to arbitrarily cut all military headquarters budgets and staff by 20%.

“I continue to actively oppose any reductions in both civilian and military personnel stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,” said Congressman Mike Turner. 

Prior to today’s announcement, Congressman Turner held an emergency conference call with Under Secretary of the Air Force, Eric Fanning, to discuss the review and potential impacts to Wright-Patt.

“Under Secretary Fanning assured me that the most affected jobs at Wright-Patt would have the opportunity to transition to other available positions on the base. The final net impact remains unclear, but I continue to work closely with Air Force leaders to mitigate any and all negative impacts to the base,” said Congressman Mike Turner.

As part of the overall Management Headquarters Review, the Air Force will be reorganizing its Air Staff and Major Command (MAJCOM) structure. 

“We were initially concerned about this reorganization effort; however, I am pleased to have received assurances that, the Air Force Material Command (AFMC) headquartered at Wright-Patt will remain a four-star billet,” said Congressman Mike Turner. 

Additionally, the Air Force is announcing a drastic reorganization of its intelligence arm to include NASIC’s current parent organization, the Air Force ISR Agency (AFISRA). Today’s announcement includes a decision devalue AFISRA by moving it under the command of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC), headquartered at Langley AFB in Virginia. 

“I was honored to lead a significant effort to ensure that NASIC was protected and uniquely valued in the reorganization. 

I am proud to announce that after much determination, the Air Force has instead decided to elevate NASIC’s role by separating it from both the ACC and AFISRA command structures. Going forward,  NASIC will report directly to the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance,” said Congressman Mike Turner. 

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Turner Statement on Passage of Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze

2014/07/08

Washington, DC—Following the passage of former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, Congressman Michael Turner, Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement:

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze.

Georgia's movement towards integration with the West is owed in large part to the efforts of President Shevardnadze.

Bold and sometimes difficult reforms were introduced because of his leadership and carried on by his successor because of the path he initiated. 

Georgia's friends in the United States will continue to work closely with Georgia to increase democracy, bolster respect for the rule of law, and ensure that the legacy of President Shevardnadze remains intact.” 

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Dayton NAACP President Derrick L. Foward, Congressman Turner Continue Push for Protection of Voting Rights

2014/07/01

Dayton, OH – This morning, Dayton NAACP President Derrick L. Foward and Congressman Michael Turner hosted a joint press conference to discuss the importance of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 and the importance of preserving the right to vote. 

"The bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA) of 2014 is a flexible, modern, nationwide solution to the problem of discrimination in voting. The legislation would provide new tools to get ahead of voting discrimination before it occurs and ensure that any proposed election changes are transparent," said Foward.

"Failure to advance the VRAA gives a free pass to voting discrimination. As early as this November, there are Americans who will lose their right to vote solely because of their race or English language proficiency. This cannot be tolerated," said Foward.

"There is nothing more important to a democracy than the constitutional right to vote. As a lifetime member of the NAACP, I am always proud to partner with Dayton NAACP President Derrick L. Foward and his team to ensure that voting rights are protected," said Congressman Turner.

Congressman Turner is a cosponsor of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.  The passage of this legislation would enact a new formula that would ensure the voting rights of all citizens receive substantial protection.

This new formula would be based on current conditions and would establish a rolling nationwide trigger that covers states or jurisdictions that have a persistent record of violations in the last 15 years.

The bill would also ensure greater transparency in elections so that voters are made aware of changes and allow for faster relief when voting rights are violated. 

"The provisions included in this critical legislation will protect Americans against any efforts to lessen, diminish, or impede the fundamental right to vote. I will continue to work closely with the NAACP until every American has the confidence that their vote will be counted,"said Congressman Turner.  

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Turner Partners with GDAHA to host Community Forum on Heroin Exposed Newborns

2014/06/30

Dayton, OH—Today, Congressman Mike Turner partnered with the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) to host a community forum on the effects of the heroin epidemic on newborns.

The forum brought together community leaders for a multi-faceted discussion on ways we can work together to prevent babies being born exposed to opiates and to develop a community response to treat the entire at-risk-population.

 Dayton region hospitals are reporting that 100 babies will be born in their hospitals exposed to heroin this year.

“We have a clear community call to action.

Today, we heard in detail about the increasing enormity of the effects of the heroin epidemic on newborns and what is at stake if we fail to act.

Now, we must aggregate and cohesively deploy all of the necessary resources to ensure that our community response is collaborative, focused, measurable and strategic.

These are our community’s children and we must do everything we can to protect them,” said Congressman Turner.

Speakers at today’s forum included:

Phil Plummer, Montgomery County Sheriff

Michelle Cox, Women’s Recovery Center

Lisa Jasin, Dayton Children’s Hospital

Terry Burns, Soin Medical Center/Greene Memorial Hospital

Bryan Bucklew, Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association

Following the meeting, Congressman Turner sent the following letter to all the speakers thanking them for their ongoing efforts to counter infant addiction and for their willingness to speak out and work towards a community wide solution.

To:      

Phil Plummer, Montgomery County Sheriff

Michelle Cox, Women’s Recovery Center

Lisa Jasin, Dayton Children’s Hospital

Terry Burns, Soin Medical Center/Greene Memorial Hospital

Bryan Bucklew, Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association

From: Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10)

Date: June 30, 2014

Re: Dayton Community Forum on Heroin Exposed Newborns 

I want to thank each of you for your leadership and for your informative discourse at this morning’s Community Forum on Heroin Exposed Newborns.

Today’s meeting built on our initial discussion in March on the impact of the heroin epidemic on newborns.  At that meeting we underscored the importance of identifying a community-wide goal and developing a partnership to treat the entire at-risk-population and help prevent infant addiction.

Following this morning’s forum, we have a clear community call to action.

Today, because of your willingness to take action and speak about your experiences, we were able to take a careful look at the multifaceted challenges and take a significant step forward in developing a fully integrated strategy.

I look forward to working in close partnership with all of you to aggregate and take inventory of the resources we currently have and find specific ways we can use those resources to identify the at-risk-population, properly intervene, and provide the necessary treatment and ongoing support for both mothers and babies.

Our community is grateful for your direction and persistence.

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Turner, Boehner, Portman Lead New Push for Delphi Salaried Retirees

2014/06/26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 26, 2014
CONTACTS:
Annie Clark (Turner) 202-450-7398
Kara Hauck (Boehner) 202-225-6205
Caitlin Conant (Portman) 202-224-5190

Washington, D.C.—This week, Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) were joined by the entire Ohio Republican Delegation in a letter requesting that the Office of Inspector General conduct an inquiry into the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s lengthy delay in providing final benefit determinations for Delphi Salaried Retirees.

In 2009, more than 20,000 Delphi Salaried Retirees had their pensions unjustly terminated in the wake of the federal government’s bailout of General Motors. 

Despite the PBGC’s stated policy of issuing these determinations in three years, these retirees have waited in earnest for nearly five years to the day for the PBGC to complete the basic documentation necessary to begin the benefit determination process.

“This letter is a simple request for accountability," said Congressman Turner (R-OH). “Five years ago, the government picked winners and losers in a taxpayer-funded bailout that resulted in drastic reductions to the hard-earned pensions and benefits of the Delphi Salaried Retirees. Today, we continue to seek answers on behalf of these men and women and provide them with the information they deserve.”

“I applaud Congressman Turner for leading this continued effort to press this administration for the truth on the Delphi Salaried Retirees.  Here we are, almost five years later, with unanswered questions and a sheer lack of transparency from the president and his administration on the pensions and benefits that these retirees so rightly earned.  They’ve lost so much, and we won’t let up until they get the straight answers they deserve,” said Speaker Boehner (R-OH).

“The Delphi Salaried Retirees and their families have gone too long without adequate answers regarding their pensions,” said Senator Portman (R-OH). “It’s important we continue to hold the Administration accountable and work for answers for these Ohioans who lost their pensions through no fault of their own.” 

When Delphi’s defined benefit pension plan was terminated, 20,000 Delphi salaried retirees lost up to 70 percent in benefits, including 5,000 Ohioans. Of the 5,000 Delphi Salaried Retirees and their families in Ohio, about 1,500 are in the Mahoning Valley, 2,000 are in the Dayton area, and a majority of the remaining 1,500 are in Columbus and Sandusky.

The letter was also signed by Ohio Republican Reps. Steve Stivers, Steve Chabot, Pat Tiberi, Bill Johnson, Bob Latta, Bob Gibbs, David Joyce, Brad Wenstrup, Jim Renacci, and Jim Jordan. 

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June 25, 2014

Ms. Deborah Stover-Springer

Acting Inspector General

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

1200 K Street NW, Suite 480 Washington, D.C. 20005

Dear Acting Inspector General Stover-Springer:

We are writing to express our concern regarding the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) extreme delay in processing the final benefit determinations for plan participants in the Delphi Retirement Program for Salaried Employees (the Salaried Plan), and ask the Office of Inspector General to conduct an inquiry into the matter.  

As you may know, the more than 20,000 Salaried Plan participants are Salaried Retirees of the Delphi Corporation, whose pensions were unjustly terminated in 2009 in the wake of the federal government’s bailout of General Motors.  Years later, having suffered drastic reductions on their hard-earned pension benefits, these retirees continue to wait on final benefit determinations from the PBGC.  Until those determinations are completed, the retirees have no way of confirming or challenging the PBGC’s interim reductions to their pensions. 

The PBGC has a stated policy of trying to complete final benefit determinations for plan participants within three years of a plan’s termination and trusteeship.   It has now been almost five years to the day since the Delphi Salaried Plan was terminated; however, not only have benefit determinations not been completed, but it has also come to our attention that the PBGC has also not completed the basic documentation of plan assets and liabilities necessary to begin the benefit determination process.  

Specifically, our concerns stem from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests dated January 7, 2013 and April 9, 2014, each requesting that the PBGC provide the requesting individual with the following documents relating to the Salaried Plan: (1) Actuarial Case Memo, (2) Actuarial Case Report, (3) Participant Data Report, (4) Recovery Valuation and Allocation Memo, and (5) Plan Asset Audit.  In its response to the January 7, 2013 FOIA request, the PBGC responded on February 4, 2013, stating that “none of the items you requested have been completed.”  In its response, the PBGC also estimated that the Participant Data Review would be completed “in the late Spring/early Summer of this year [2013], while all other reports are at least a year away from completion.”

Similarly, in response to the April 9, 2014 FOIA request, the PBGC responded on May 28, 2014, stating “…we conducted a search of agency records and failed to locate responsive records.”  PBGC went on to provide yet another estimate of when the documents would be completed.  In its response, the PBGC provided the following estimated completion dates: Actuarial Case Memo – March 31, 2015; Plan Asset Evaluation – September 30, 2015; and Participant Data Report and Recovery Valuation and Allocation Memo – three to four months from the date of the PBGC response letter.  Neither FOIA response contained any explanation or justification for the continued delays.

We are extremely concerned that the PBGC’s delays will continue to impose unnecessary hardship on these retirees, with the PBGC having failed to meet its own estimated dates of completion, and having issued new estimates that extend six years after the date the PBGC terminated the Salaried Plan just to complete the basic documentation (with the final benefit determinations to presumably be issued years later).  Clearly, the Administration has the ability to influence the pace at which agencies operate, having orchestrated one of the most expedited bankruptcies in American history.  Unfortunately, it appears that it does not share that same sense of urgency in performing the work and providing these documents to the Salaried Retirees in a timely manner.

Given these troubling facts, we respectfully request that the Office of Inspector General review PBGC’s undue delay in this matter.  Specifically, we are requesting the inquiry:

Identify the reasons for lengthy delays in the process of calculating final benefits determinations for participants in the Delphi Retirement Program for Salaried Employees.

Determine the status of any preliminary work done by the PBGC to complete the five documents requested in the January 7, 2013 and April 9, 2014 FOIA requests.

Thank you for your consideration of our request, and please do not hesitate to contact us if we may be of any assistance.

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Turner leads advocacy for NASIC and Wright-Patt

2014/06/23

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, announces $29.5M for the construction of a new Foreign Material Exploitation (FME) facility for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  

“Today’s announcement is a huge win for NASIC, Wright-Patt, and Dayton as it reaffirms our community's place as a national leader in foreign aerospace intelligence gathering and dissemination.

I authored language in the FY 2015 NDAA that demonstrated the urgent need for this new facility and encouraged the Air Force to move ahead with the project.

The work done by the men and women of NASIC is a key piece of the broader intelligence community and its success is vital to U.S. national security.

I look forward to continuing to work closely with NASIC, Air Force Leadership, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base to help facilitate the innovate and critically important work that will remain taking place in Dayton,” said Congressman Turner.  

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Turner Continues Fight for Child Custody Rights of Military Families:

2014/06/20

Washington, D.C.— Navy Submariner Matthew Hindes is currently deployed on a nuclear submarine and is in danger of losing custody of his 6-year-old daughter Kaylee.

Hindes is unable to appear at a custody hearing this Monday, June 23rd because of his deployment.

The judge in this case, Lenawee Circuit Court Judge Margaret Noe, has threatened to hold Matthew Hindes in contempt of court and has refused to follow provisions of the Service Members Civil Relief Act.

“In the case of Navy Submariner, Matthew Hindes, the law is not being followed,” said Turner.

In 2008, Congressman Turner included a specific provision in the Service Members Civil Relief Act that grants service members a 90-day window to appear in court for cases related to child custody.  

“This law is directly intended to prevent cases like this,” said Congressman Turner.

“But even when the law is followed to the letter, our service members are still placed at a severe disadvantage in child custody proceedings.

We need a national standard that ensures the parental rights of our service men and women are properly safeguarded.”

Congressman Turner successfully included protections in this year’s bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act that explicitly state that current and future deployment cannot be a factor in child custody decisions. The NDAA passed the House on May 22, 2014.

“The House has acted. We have the solution. We are waiting on the Senate to follow our leadership and protect and defend our servicemen and women,” said Turner.

The Department of Defense and Service reports link child custody disputes to the alarming amount of military suicides.

“With every deployment, our men and women in uniform live in constant fear that their custody rights as parents could be in jeopardy due to their service.

It’s hard to fathom the unimaginable stress that fear places on our military families. 

Our men and women in uniform sacrifice a great deal to serve our country. We owe it to them to provide them with national standard of protection,” said Congressman Turner.  

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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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Steve Chabot

OHIO's 1st DISTRICT

Brad Wenstrup

OHIO's 2nd DISTRICT

Jim Jordan

OHIO's 4th DISTRICT

Bob Latta

OHIO's 5th DISTRICT

Bill Johnson

OHIO's 6th DISTRICT

Bob Gibbs

OHIO's 7th DISTRICT

John Boehner

OHIO's 8th DISTRICT

Pat Tiberi

OHIO's 12th DISTRICT

David Joyce

OHIO's 14th DISTRICT

Steve Stivers

OHIO's 15th DISTRICT

Jim Renacci

OHIO's 16th DISTRICT

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