Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after a U.S. district court ruled the Treasury must turn over a majority of documents regarding the bailout of General Motors the Obama Administration exercised executive privilege on:
“A large group of salaried retires of Delphi were wrongfully harmed by the Obama Administration. For the last eight years, I have worked to expose the unfairness of the situation. These 20,000 people deserve answers. Today’s ruling brings us one step closer to uncover what really happened in that government bailout.”
Congressman Turner is a long-time advocate for the Delphi Salaried Retirees. He has led efforts to hold the Obama Administration accountable for unjustly terminating the pensions and benefits of these retirees.
Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after reintroducing the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act:
“Aging out of foster care should not mean aging into homelessness. The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act will remove obstacles blocking these vulnerable youths’ access to safe housing during their overnight transition into adulthood. When we provide young adults the tools to succeed we can create a better future and place them on a path to stable, independent lives.”
Endorsed in the 114th Congress by:
National Center for Housing and Child Welfare
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies
Lighthouse Youth Services (Ohio)
Center of Vocational Alternatives (COVA) (Ohio)
Ohio Youth Advisory Board (YAB) leadership
Alumni of Care Together Improving Outcomes Now (ACTION) Ohio leadership
Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association
In a letter of support Lisa Dickson, Communications Chair of ACTION Ohio stated:
“The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act is not only brilliant, it is long overdue. The time is now to make this Act a reality. It offers a creative solution to help, with no additional spending required, by (a.) allowing foster care youth who are at risk of "aging out" of foster care to apply for housing assistance when they reach 16 years old, and (b.) allowing them to jump to the front of the waitlist when they are about to "age out" of foster care.”
The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act addresses the issue of aging out of foster care and into homelessness with two meaningful reforms to housing assistance programs for youth at risk:
Early application: Minors will be able to apply for housing assistance upon reaching 16 years of age, prior to aging out of foster care.
Priority Preference: When a minor reaches the point 6 months prior to aging out of foster care, he/she will automatically receive a priority preference for housing assistance, allowing the minor aging out of foster care to jump to the front of the waitlist.
Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. response to a chemical weapons attack in Syria:
“The horrific attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad required consequences and was essential to deterring future atrocities. It is clear the Obama Administration’s attempt to partner with Russia to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons cache failed.”
Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, questioned Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley today on the effects of a possible year-long continuing resolution on military readiness.
During his questioning today, Congressman Turner stated: “We need to continue to look at ways to reasonably continue to grow the Army to minimize the risks associated with current and future operational demands.”
As result of actions taken in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), the Army is now reversing the downward trend in end-strength. Today, General Milley testified that “a year-long continuing resolution will stop [Army] end-strength increases” and the Army would “essentially have to resume the downward trend in Army end-strength.”
Under the leadership of Chairman Mac Thornberry and through efforts led by Congressman Turner and now former Congressman Chris Gibson, the NDAA for FY17 incorporated end-strength increases for the military services in order to reverse the damaging trend of downsizing our military and begin the process of restoring overall military readiness.
Click here to watch the questioning in full.
Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, former NATO parliamentary Assembly President, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, and member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after Montenegro’s accession to NATO passed a key Senate hurdle:
“The Senate should promptly ratify Montenegro’s accession to NATO. Granting final approval will not only demonstrate that NATO’s open door policy is a reality, but will also advance U.S. interests by strengthening the alliance, stabilizing the Balkan region, and maintaining international security.”
Two weeks ago, Congressman Turner disapproved of Senator Rand Paul’s refusal to support Montenegro’s accession to NATO.
At the beginning of March, Congressman Turner sent President Trump a letter urging him to support Montenegro’s accession to NATO.
Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement concerning the American Health Care Act:
“After numerous discussions with the White House and the Speaker’s office, in an attempt to improve this bill, including discussions today, I could not support the bill in its current form. This legislation will result in people in my community losing health care coverage. Therefore, I could not support it.”
Congressman Mike Turner, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement following Chairman Devin Nunes’s (CA-22) press conference regarding surveillance of President Donald Trump:
“The Chairman’s statements today detailing the incidental collection and dissemination of the Presidential transition team’s communications is highly concerning. On Monday, I questioned Admiral Rogers, National Security Agency Director, on the legal, inadvertent, and incidental collection of communications by incoming U.S. administration officials, the President-Elect, and the President-Elect’s transition team.
“The incidental collection, subsequent dissemination, and unmasking of individuals related to the Presidential transition team needs to be carefully investigated as there are real concerns about whether minimization procedures were appropriately followed. An outgoing administration reviewing the communications of an incoming Administration is highly inappropriate and raises serious concerns.
TURNER: Are you required to cease, if you are -- are undertaking lawful collection under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of a person or individual, either because they're a foreign person located outside the United States or the person that you're collecting against, is the subject of a FISA Court order.
If incidental to that collection or inadvertently, the collection results in the collection of communications of an incoming U.S. administration official, the president-elect or the president-elect's transition team, are you required under the minimization procedures, to cease collection?
ROGERS: Not automatically.
TURNER: Thank you. So the answer's no, correct?
Well, the reason why this is important is because intuitively, we would all know that incoming administration would have conversations with those that the intelligence community may be collecting against, either by making phone calls to them or receiving phone calls to them.
And so it's important for us to understand that the minimization procedures that are intended to collect the privacy rights of Americans, do not inherently include the -- a prohibition of the intelligence community incidentally or inadvertently, collecting the communications of an incoming administration.
ROGERS: Yes, sir.
Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement after the release of President Donald Trump’s proposed skinny budget:
“The budget that was released today is a step in the right direction for defense spending from President Obama’s funding levels and President Trump’s initial budget proposal. However, this budget still does not adequately fund our military at the $640 billion requested by both Chairman Thornberry and Chairman McCain. Additionally, this budget does not fully address sequestration, which cripples our military readiness. If the Administration wants to put America first and keep our country safe, Congress and the President must finally fully repeal the sequestration of defense.”
Congressman Turner initially called out the administration’s budget proposal in late February.
Congressman Turner released the following statement after reports indicated Senator Rand Paul refused to support Montenegro’s accession to NATO.
“Montenegro’s accession must be approved. The Senate must take whatever action necessary to make this happen. Senator Paul lost the presidential race and should not have veto power over United States alliances.”
Congressman Turner’s office has found that the group Dayton Indivisible is perpetrating a fraud on the Dayton Community.
The leader of Dayton Indivisible purports to be Ella Baker. She is not and she along with the leadership of her fraudulent group know her true identity.
The community needs to be informed of the true identity of this group. The group continues to prey on the good nature of the Dayton Community. Do not give them money and do not attend their fake events.
Her real identity, known to the group Dayton Indivisible, is Christie Lamb.
Christie Lamb has fraudulently contacted my office and impersonated Ella Baker in violation of 18 USC section 1001. We assume she has also misrepresented her true identity in fund-raising and group organizing.
Christie Lamb has also misrepresented her identity in local TV interviews.
Christie Lamb has also misrepresented her identity to the Dayton Public Schools and misrepresented that she would be hosting an event with Congressman Turner. Congressman Turner will not be attending any events held by the fraudulent leadership of the fraudulent group Dayton Indivisible. He has spoken with the Superintendent and informed her of this fraud.
In addition, the group Dayton Indivisible purports to be a community constituent group. They are not.
Dayton Indivisible is an arm of the Democratic Party affiliated national protest group “Indivisible.” The group was upset that their failed candidate Hillary Clinton lost and has vowed to host national protests against Donald Trump. Dayton Indivisibles’ national web site is located at: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/web/
Christie Lamb must apologize to our African American community and our constituent’s community for perpetuating an offensive fraudulent identity. In addition, the group Dayton Indivisible must return all contributions that it has received as a result of the misrepresentation of the group’s identity and the identity of its leader, Christie Lamb This is shameful.
“The Dayton community has a long history of community participation, from our priority boards to community service groups, all of which I have been proud to serve and work along side,” said Congressman Turner. “Partisan protest groups such as this that attempt to fraudulently hijack our community’s proud history of citizen participation are shameful. This group and its leadership must apologize to our whole community.”
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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.