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  • House Passes Wenstrup Bill to Increase Access to Specialty Care Physicians at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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
    Tags: Veterans

    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

  • Wenstrup Praises House Passage of the NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup, Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee and Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ bipartisan passage of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018: “Providing for our national defense is not optional – it’s a constitutional command. In recent years, the U.S. military has faced years of devastating cuts, leaving us with the small... Read more

  • Wenstrup at Leadership Press Conference: Training, Equipping Troops is Top Priority
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense & National Security

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup, Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, joined House Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rogers, House Armed Service Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, and other colleagues to speak in support of the annual defense policy bill, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA passed the House of Representatives today by a bipartisan vote of 344-81. Watch the full press conference, here. Co... Read more

  • NEXT WEEK: Wenstrup Office to Host Traveling Help Desk Across 2nd District
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Next week, representatives from Congressman Brad Wenstrup’s office (OH-02) will be holding an open Traveling Help Desk at multiple locations across the Second District of Ohio: WHO: The Traveling Help Desk is an opportunity for constituents to meet one-on-one with a member of Congressman Wenstrup’s staff to discuss assistance in dealing with a federal agency, such as the Social Security Administration or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. WHEN: Wednesday, July 19 from 11:30A... Read more

  • Wenstrup Bill Included in Bipartisan Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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

  • Wenstrup, Franks Introduce Legislation Expediting Process for Charlie Gard and Parents to Come to U.S.
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) and Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) introduced legislation to grant lawful permanent resident status in the U.S. to Charlie Gard and his family. Text of the legislation is available, here. "The fight for Charlie Gard’s life has caught the attention of the world. His heartbreaking condition and situation are unique, but the human rights at stake span borders and cross country lines. A medical center in the U.S. has offered to provide Ch... Read more

  • Wenstrup, Franks to Introduce Legislation Supporting Charlie Gard
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) and Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) released the below statement, announcing that when Congress returns to session next week, they intend to introduce legislation granting lawful permanent resident status in the U.S. to Charlie Gard and his family. "Despite Charlie’s heartbreaking condition, his parents have refused to give up hope. They have advocated for him fiercely. They have raised over £1 million to pay for their son to receive experimental treatme... Read more

  • Wenstrup Office to Host Traveling Help Desk Across 2nd District
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) announced today that representatives from his office will be holding an open Traveling Help Desk in the coming weeks at multiple locations across Ohio’s Second Congressional District: WHO: The Traveling Help Desk is an opportunity for constituents to meet one-on-one with a member of Congressman Wenstrup’s staff to discuss assistance in dealing with a federal agency, such as the Social Security Administration or the Department of Veterans’ Affa... Read more

  • Wenstrup Applauds Bipartisan VA Bill Heading to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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