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  • Wenstrup Applauds Bipartisan VA Bill Heading to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after Speaker Paul D. Ryan signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1094) to send to President Donald J. Trump: “As today’s bipartisan bill heads to the president’s desk, higher accountability standards are heading to VA’s across the country,” said Chairman Wenstrup. “Much work remains t... Read more

  • Wenstrup Honored for Serving Veterans by Blinded American Veterans Foundation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Wenstrup (OH-02), Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health, was awarded the George "Buck" Gillispie Congressional Award by the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF) in recognition of his advocacy for sensory disabled American veterans, and for his work on behalf of all of the nation’s veterans. Congressman Wenstrup with John Fales, President of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation. “’To provide for them who have borne the battle, the... Read more

  • To the president's desk
    Posted in Blog on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, Congress took action on a major bipartisan bill to help make sure veterans are getting the results they need from the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Here's a quick breakdown: Here's the problem...For too long, the VA has been mired in scandals – there have been instances where veterans died on wait lists, opioids were stolen or over-prescribed, and calls to the VA’s suicide hotline went unanswered. Amidst all of this, former VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson testified at a hearing that i... Read more

  • Wenstrup Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Bill, Real Reforms at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health, voted in favor of the bipartisan VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, (S. 1094), which passed the House of Representatives today. The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act creates a new streamlined and efficient process to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee – or executive -- for poor performance or misconduct in addition to increasing wh... Read more

  • Action Alert: 7 bills for our vets
    Posted in Blog on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, the House of Representatives passed seven bills that bring real reform to the way our country treats our veterans. As Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Health subcommittee, one of my top priorities is getting our heroes the care they deserve and have earned. Here's a quick breakdown of the bills we just passed: What we passed: Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 2288) What it does: Creates a three “lane” proposal for the veterans’ appeal process: (1) A lane in w... Read more

  • Wenstrup Bill to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free Reported Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee unanimously reported H.R. 1662 out of committee. This legislation was introduced by Congressman Wenstrup, Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee, and would prohibit smoking in any Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility. “Ensuring those who have served receive the best possible care is a national priority – and that starts with making sure our veterans receive the same considerations and treatment in the V... Read more

  • Today in Brown County: Vietnam Memorial Wall (in photos)
    Posted in Blog on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, something special happened in Georgetown, Ohio. For the first time, the Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall came to Brown County; I was honored to be there to participate in the opening ceremony. The traveling wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., which people from all over the nation come to visit, and remember their loved ones. Titled "The Wall that Heals," this traveling memorial serves as a way to honor those who gave their lives and to connect with communit... Read more

  • Wenstrup Introduces Legislation to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
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    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
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    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 Reintroduces VA Provider Equity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, introduced the bipartisan VA Provider Equity Act, (H.R. 1058). This legislation aims to improve access to care for millions of veterans by increasing pay and leadership opportunities for podiatrists at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). It would fix long-standing disparities between VA podiatrists and other specialty care physicians – and help provide equi... Read more