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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 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 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 Awarded Veterans and Education Lifetime Leadership Award
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) was awarded the National Association of State Approving Agencies (NASAA) Lifetime Leadership Award. Wenstrup received this award in recognition of his lifetime of public service and tireless advocacy on behalf of America’s veterans. “The NASAA Lifetime Leadership Award is the highest award presented by the National Association of State Approving Agencies to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and personal sacrifice ... Read more

  • Conaway, Wenstrup Introduce Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Second Amendment – ALIGN

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) introduced H.R. 629, the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act. Under current law, veterans who receive help navigating their benefits from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fiduciary are automatically labeled as “mentally defective” in the VA system. This incorrect label wrongly places them in the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), denying veterans their Second Amendm... Read more

  • Wenstrup Selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Chairman Phil Roe, MD (R-TN) announced the leadership for the House Committee on Veterans Affairs for the 115th Congress, including Congressman Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH), as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health. The Subcommittee on Health has legislative, oversight, and investigative jurisdiction over the Veterans Health Administration including medical services, medical support and compliance, medical facilities, medical and prosthetic research, and major and minor construct... Read more

  • Wenstrup’s Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act Passes House
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, S. 3076, the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act passed the House of Representatives. This bill, introduced by Senator Tom Cotton (AR-R) in the Senate and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) in the House, would allow veterans buried in a casket provided by the VA to have the option of interment at a state or tribal cemetery for which the VA has provided a grant. Today, Wenstrup delivered the following remarks on the House floor: “This bill will have a direct and personal... Read more

  • Congressman Wenstrup Introduces H.R. 6114, the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has introduced the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act (H.R. 6114), the House of Representatives’ companion bill to Senator Tom Cotton’s bill (S. 3076) of the same name. Under current law, if a veteran dies without the resources to pay for a casket, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide one, as long as the veteran is buried in a National Cemetery. In Ohio’s second district, ... Read more

  • Wenstrup Supports Bill to Improve Accountability at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, voted in favor of H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016. Introduced by VA Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, H.R. 5620 would ensure that the VA has the tools it needs to hold employees accountable for misconduct or poor performance. It authorizes the VA Secretary to fire or demote VA employees, and it allows the Secretary to recoup bonuses or relocation expenses given to ... Read more

  • Report: 22 percent reduction in vet homelessness in county
    Posted in In The News on July 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    A reduction in veteran homelessness is among the key findings in the first progress report on veterans' issues, concerns and recommendations. The report, released by the Tristate Veterans Community Alliance (TVCA), built upon the 2014 report by the Easter Seals Tristate, covers veterans' housing, education and employment opportunities to better track the last two years of progress made in the community, a press release said. In the last two years in Hamilton County, veterans experiencing homeles... Read more