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  • Wenstrup Introduces Legislation to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee Chairman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) introduced H.R. 1662 to prohibit smoking in any Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility. Under this legislation, smoking would be banned inside VHA facilities immediately and outside VHA facilities within five years. “Exposure to secondhand smoke puts veteran patients at unnecessary risk. This common sense reform mitigates that risk by requiring VHA facilities to become 100% smoke-free with... Read more

  • Wenstrup Honored with U.S. Chamber ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award For Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth Record
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs/Economy

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the second session of the 114th Congress. Congressman Wenstrup pictured with Suzanne Clark, Senior Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce “The best solution to poverty is a job. Having a job gives us purpose, opportunities, and a reason to wake up in the morning and feel like we ad... Read more

  • Wenstrup Bill to Streamline VA Hiring Processes Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1367, which was introduced by Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who serves as Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee. H.R. 1367, which streamlines and updates Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) hiring processes, passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 412 to 0. “The men and women who sacrifice so much to serve this country deserve the best care that our nation has to offer. That is why the House of Representat... Read more

  • Wenstrup Discusses National Security Issues, America’s Role in the World at the Atlantic Council
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) joined the Atlantic Council for a wide-ranging discussion about Congress’s role in shaping how the United States addresses emerging global threats and approaches its leadership role on the international stage. Joining him for the bipartisan panel discussion was Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA). The panel was moderated by the Washington Post’s Global Opinions Editor, Karen Attiah. A full video recording of the event is available, here. Key e... Read more

  • Wenstrup Leads Bipartisan Letter to Energy Secretary Perry Urging Visit to Piketon, OH
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), who serves as a member of the Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, today led in sending a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, supporting his commitment to visit the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. The letter was also signed by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01), Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), Congressman Michael Turner (OH-03), Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-06), Congressman ... Read more

  • Wenstrup Testifies to Military Readiness Crisis, Need for Robust Defense Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) joined the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee to testify in support of a robust defense budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that addresses the U.S. military’s urgent readiness crisis, modernizes our force to ensure future national security, and prepares the men and women of our Armed Forces to complete their missions and come home safely. “As an Army reservist, Congressman Wenstrup has a valuable perspective on military readiness,” said Ho... Read more

  • Wenstrup Introduces Bill to Address VA’s Recruitment and Retention Challenges
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee Chairman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) introduced H.R. 1367, to enhance employee recruitment and retainment strategies at Veterans’ Affairs (VA) medical centers. “Ultimately, the people who suffer the most from bureaucratic hiring inefficiencies at VA hospitals are the veterans they are here to serve,” said Chairman Wenstrup. “When attracting highly-qualified candidates is a challenge for Veterans’ Affairs hospitals, access to care, qua... Read more

  • Wenstrup Joins Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) has joined the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism in the 115th Congress. The Taskforce will serve as a high-level bipartisan forum to denounce anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. and around the world, evaluate current law enforcement efforts, and highlight best practices to address the problem. The Taskforce will also provide a legislative platform to promote Holocaust remembrance and make recommendations on education to combat anti... Read more

  • Wenstrup, Davis Introduce Bipartisan Bill on Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH) and Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) introduced The CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act (H.R. 1298). This legislation would provide Medicare coverage for seniors who choose to be screened with a virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography, or CTC), and would remove a financial barrier to care now widely covered by private insurance. “Early screening for colorectal cancer saves lives,” said Dr. Wenstrup. “Unfortunately, too many Amer... Read more

  • Wenstrup’s Statement on President Trump’s Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress: “In November, the collective voice of the American people reverberated across the country and shook Washington to its core. Americans want jobs, not new programs. They want progress, not more promises. They want access to healthcare, not just access to insurance. Hardworking taxpayers want our country to be rebuilt – not on their ba... Read more