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  • 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

  • Wenstrup Bill Included in Bipartisan Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. -- Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee introduced the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017 to help improve the quality and accessibility of educational benefits for America’s veterans. Language introduced by Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, to increase access to GI Bill benefits for Reservists and Guardsmen, was included in the bipartisan Veterans Education Assistance Act. “One of the most critical wa... Read more

  • Must-read for today
    Posted in Blog on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Friend, I wanted to pass along a good read in the New York Times today about the quiet success of the Congressional Veterans' Affairs Committees and how we're (rightfully) putting the well-being and care of our nation's heroes before the type of partisan politics you too often hear about. Read the full article here. Just a few weeks ago, President Trump signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (S. 1094) into law - a bipartisan bill passed by both the House and Senate to brin... Read more

  • great news
    Posted in Blog on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Friend – Great news for our veterans --> Today, President Trump signed the major bipartisan VA reform we’ve been working on into law. It does two common sense but important things: Makes it easier to fire or demote VA employees and executives who aren’t properly caring for our heroes; Increases protection for whistleblowers, so they aren’t punished for holding their organizations accountable. Bottom-line -- it is about making sure the VA is fulfilling its core mission: to support and care for th... Read more

  • 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