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  • To the president's desk
    Posted in Blog on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    The House just passed the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act so we can support the men and women who fight for us everyday. Here's a quick breakdown: Here's the problem...While the world has grown more dangerous, our military has grown smaller -- our men and women in uniform and their equipment are stretched thin after years of war, billions in budget cuts, downsizing, and continued funding uncertainty. As the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army recently testified: "Our Army requires moderniz... Read more

  • Wenstrup, Royce, and Bipartisan Members of Foreign Affairs Committee Urge Tillerson to Relist North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce and Ranking Member Eliot Engel in sending a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to designate North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, following the tragic death of Otto Warmbier. Thirteen other members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee joined in signing the letter. Full text of the letter is available below or here: The Honorable Rex Tillerson Secret... Read more

  • PASSED: Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act
    Posted in Blog on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    Friend -- This past June, our Cincinnati community and the nation mourned the loss of Otto Warmbier, who was unjustly detained, murderously mistreated, and tragically died at the hands of the North Korean regime. We can never undo the brutality Otto suffered. We cannot help the pain and heartache endured by his family and his friends. But we must continue to use all economic and diplomatic tools at our disposal to hold this hostile regime accountable for its repeated and aggressive actions again... Read more

  • Wenstrup Moderates Panel at the Ohio Defense Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    COLUMBUS, O.H. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) participated in the 2017 Ohio Defense Forum at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Congressman Wenstrup, a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, served as moderator for the panel on “Understanding and Increasing Military Value.” Panelists included George Schlossberg, Partner at Kutak Rock, Retired Major General Lou Ferraro, President ... Read more

  • What will future generations say?
    Posted in Blog on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    It all began with two boats. 242 years ago, the Continental Congress authorized 2 armed vessels to search for ships supplying the British army with weapons and ammunition during the American Revolutionary War. Once the conflict concluded, the Continental Navy was disbanded until President George Washington became concerned with threats to American merchant ships from Barbary pirates. To address the threat, the Second Continental Congress passed the Naval Act of 1794 creating a permanent standing... Read more

  • FW: 153 House Republicans Support POTUS Call For Defense Budget
    Posted in Blog on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    Friend -- Wanted to flag this for you -- I was proud to join 152 of my colleagues last week in supporting President Trump's call to restore military readiness and fully fund our national defense. We have an obligation to the men and women we send to the frontlines to ensure they have the tools, training, and equipment they need to complete their missions and come home safe. Check it out below. Yours in service, Brad ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fro... Read more

  • 4 Photos from Australia
    Posted in Blog on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    For over 70 years, Australia and the United States have been staunch allies, dating back to the height of World War II. Since then, Australia has fought in at least five wars alongside the United States of America. Australian troops have fought and died alongside ours in Iraq, where I served, and elsewhere in the Middle East, where the battle against terrorism continues. As a member of both the House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, I know that Australia remains one of our closest and... Read more

  • Important
    Posted in Blog on August 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    Friend, For too long, the three regimes of Iran, Russia, and North Korea have continuously threatened the peace and human rights of their neighbors and undermined American national security and democracy. That’s why I voted for the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R. 3364), which passed the House and Senate by strong bipartisan votes – and was signed into law by President Trump. There’s no silver bullet in these situations, but it’s critical that we utilize both economic... Read more

  • Wenstrup Statement on President Trump’s Afghanistan Announcement
    Posted in Blog on August 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee and Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump’s speech on American action in Afghanistan: “I support President Trump’s commitment to American strength in Afghanistan, and his focus on the threats that face the United States of America, as well as the victory and accountability of our allies. As we have seen in th... Read more

  • Top 10 Things to Know About the NDAA
    Posted in Blog on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    Friend – One of the biggest pieces of bipartisan legislation to be consistently passed in Congress – the annual defense policy bill or National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) -- just passed the House today, with my support. This is big news for our national defense. This bill represents a down-payment on the strong military we need to face the threats to our national security both today and tomorrow, and begins the important work of reforming, repairing, and rebuilding our Armed Forces. Here a... Read more