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  • Wenstrup, Brownley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fight Veteran Homelessness
    Posted in Blog on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health, introduced the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program Improvement Act of 2017 to fight veteran homelessness by strengthening job training programs for our warfighters who have returned home. Currently, homeless veterans are eligible for job training and placement services under the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegrat... Read more

  • honor
    Posted in Blog on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    On Friday, Archbishop McNicholas High School in Cincinnati was packed with students, faculty, family, and friends as Sgt. Frank Buschmeier, a World War II veteran from Milford, received the French Legion of Honor Medal, which he earned in his service to his country. This medal is the highest honor issued by the French government in gratitude to those U.S. troops who risked their lives defending liberty. Thank you, Frank, for your service to our country. As a U.S. Representative and veteran, it w... Read more

  • Veterans Week
    Posted in Blog on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Friend, In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, the House of Representatives, with my strong support, just passed multiple bills to increase access to care, streamline VA services, and protect veterans from financial fraud. These bills, and the continued work of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, are the least Congress can do to ensure that our men and women who have served our country receive the treatment they have earned and deserve. Take a look: 1. The VA Management Alignment Act of 201... Read more

  • Wenstrup Introduces Legislation to Improve Quality, Sustainability of GI Bill
    Posted in Blog on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health and former Chairman of House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced the G.I. Bill Education Quality Enhancement Act (H.R. 4149) to improve the quality and sustainability of the educational programs offered to the men and women who serve this country. By placing a cap on flight training pursued at public schools that is equal to the private school... Read more

  • Heroes
    Posted in Blog on August 28, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Friend, In case you missed it, take a look at this New York Times article about the work we are doing in the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Our actions speak for themselves. We’ve dedicated our time to addressing the challenges that our veterans face across the board, including access to healthcare, child care, education, and job opportunities. Take a look: Action Alert: #ForeverGIBill House Passes Wenstrup Bill to Increase Access to Specialty Care Physicians at the VA Keeping our promises f... Read more

  • long overdue
    Posted in Blog on August 8, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Friend, Last night, Southern State Community College in Hillsboro was packed with friends and family as Lt. Col. Harry Shoop, a World War II veteran, received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star that he earned in the Philippines in 1945. Take a look: Photo Credit: Highland County Press Photo Credit: Highland County Press At the end of the ceremony, Harry left us with these words of why he believes America is always worth fighting for: "I give thanks, in my humble way, to the United States of Americ... Read more

  • Action Alert: #ForeverGIBill
    Posted in Blog on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Friend, I wanted to provide you with a quick update on my work with the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. You may not hear about it on the news, but we're continuing to take major bipartisan action to address issues that our veterans face across the board - including ensuring timely medical care, reliable child care, and increased education and job opportunities. This week, we passed 12 bills to ensure veterans receive the treatment they have earned and deserve, once they come home. Take a look... Read more

  • House Passes Wenstrup Bill to Increase Access to Specialty Care Physicians at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the VA Provider Equity Act (H.R. 1058). Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who serves as the Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee, introduced H.R. 1058 to improve veterans’ access to specialty care physicians by enabling the VA to better recruit and retain experts in lower extremity conditions. “From lower extremity injuries related to improvised explosive devices to foot and ankle ailments caused by aging, diabete... Read more

  • Wenstrup Bills on Veterans’ Care, Education Reported out of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Wenstrup (OH-02), Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee reported 11 bills out of committee, including the VA Provider Equity Act (H.R. 1058), which Dr. Wenstrup introduced. The Committee also passed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (H.R. 3218), which includes Wenstrup’s legislation to increase access to GI Bill benefits for Reservis... Read more

  • Keeping our promises
    Posted in Blog on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Friend, In his book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, author Sebastian Junger addresses the difficulties that our country's warfighters face when they return home from service: an individualized society, far different than the close communal bonds of the brotherhood and sisterhood of war. One way to address this, and to help ensure a seamless transition from active duty to civilian life for those who have fought for us, is easy access to earned education benefits. These benefits are essential... Read more