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  • Wenstrup Statement on the Passage of House Resolution Objecting to U.N.’s Anti-Israel Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of H.Res. 11, which objects to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace. H.Res. 11 passed today, with Congressman Wenstrup's support. “The U.N. Security Council Resolution is a blow to decades of U.S. efforts to facilitate a peaceful, two-state solution by encouraging direct bilateral negotiations between... Read more

  • POLITICO Pro Q&A: Rep. Brad Wenstrup
    Posted in In The News on December 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    Brad Wenstrup is just wrapping up his second term in the House, but he's quickly emerged as one of the chief critics of the Obama administration's push to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For the Republican congressman from Ohio whowas posted with the Army at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq following the scandal there, Guantanamo is the safest place to house detainees. It isn't vulnerable to a jailbreak-style attack, he says, and doesn't put Americans at risk. And he says the f... Read more

  • NDAA Increases the Strength of our Armed Forces
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the 56th National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. Passing this bill is vital to fund our troops and ensure the strength of our military. The NDAA includes a full 2.1% pay raise for our troops, stops the drawdown of our military and improves access to quality care for our warfighters, retirees, and their families. One notable provision in the NDAA is the Joint Trauma Education and Training Directorate. This will combine our trauma teams ... Read more

  • Wenstrup Statement on Passage of NDAA
    Posted in Blog on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) released the following statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2017: “Passing the NDAA is vital to ensuring the strength and readiness of our armed forces. This bill authorizes funding for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. The NDAA includes a 2.1% pay increase for our troops, the largest in 6 years, improves access to quality care for service members, retirees, and their families, stops the ... Read more

  • Wenstrup Statement on FBI Clinton Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) released the following statement regarding the FBI re-opening its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails: “Never has a person this close to the office of the Presidency displayed this level of unprecedented irresponsibility and engaged in this type of criminal activity. Members of the armed services would certainly be disciplined or punished for far less than the careless and negligent manner with which she handle... Read more

  • Wenstrup Requests Public Briefing on DNC Hack
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), has sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper requesting a public briefing about cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC). On July 22, 2016, Wikileaks, a journalistic organization known for publishing sensitive and sometimes classified information, released approximately 20,000 emails stolen from the DNC’s servers by anonymous hackers. A report prepare... Read more

  • Wenstrup Votes to Halt GITMO Transfers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    Today Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, voted in favor of H.R. 5351, a bill sponsored by Congresswoman Jackie Walorski that would prohibit all detainee transfers from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. H.R. 5351, which passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 244-174, would halt all detainee transfers from Guantanamo Bay until January 1, 2017, or until the 2017 National Defe... Read more

  • Wenstrup Comments on Passage of House Resolution to Support New MOU Between U.S. and Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) issued the following statement on the passage of H. Res. 729, a resolution that would express congressional support for finalization of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Israel. “Israel, our strongest friend and ally in the Middle East, is threatened daily by enemies including Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, which has stockpiled tens of thousands of rockets aimed at Israeli cities,” Wenstrup said. “Finalizing a new Memorandum of Un... Read more

  • Wenstrup Comments on Pentagon's Strategy to Politicize Defense Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    Today Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement on the newly uncovered Pentagon strategy to engage politically with Congress’ defense spending proposal. On September 6, reports surfaced about an internal Pentagon memo prepared for top Defense officials outlining a strategy to help undermine and defeat this year’s defense spending proposal, which the White House has threatened to veto unless Congress takes steps to increase domestic spe... Read more

  • Wenstrup Joins Letter to President Obama Objecting to GITMO Releases
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense – ALIGN

    Today Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined Chairman Devin Nunes and fellow Republicans on the Intelligence Committee in a letter to President Obama objecting to the recent release of 15 detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. On August 15, 2016, the Obama Administration announced the transfer of 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the largest-ever release in the facility’s history. The le... Read more