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  • Action Alert: 7 bills for our vets
    Posted in Blog on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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

  • Fact check
    Posted in Blog on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Throughout the debate over the American Health Care Act, many claims have been made and concerns circulated. While some are valid, there's also been a fair amount of misinformation. Below is a round-up of a few recent fact-checks - take a look: Claim: The claim that 129 people with preexisting conditions 'could be denied coverage.' Washington Post Fact-Check: "We initially rated this claim as Three Pinnocchios. Considering the totality of Harris' statement, claiming that as many as 129 million c... Read more

  • Watch >> discussing the dangers of physician-assisted suicide
    Posted in Blog on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values

    In case you missed it, last week I joined the Family Research Council to discuss why, as a doctor, I believe physician-assisted suicide undermines the integrity of our healthcare system, puts our most vulnerable citizens at risk, and leaves patients unprotected. Watch here or click below. Recently, 58 of my House colleagues joined my letter to Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Chairman Tom Graves, urging him to include language in the FY18 appropriations bill to repeal the... Read more

  • This week in the 2nd District (in photos)
    Posted in Blog on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend, I wanted to provide you with a quick recap of my time around the 2nd District this past week. I enjoyed meeting with constituents, employers, veterans, health providers, and others to get their feedback and hear their perspective on some of the challenges our nation needs to address. We may not always agree on how to solve every problem, but I greatly appreciate the constructive conversations we can have as we all work to leave our communities, state, and country better than we found the... Read more

  • Q&A: The House Healthcare Bill
    Posted in Blog on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Emails, letters, social media comments, and phone calls have poured into my office over the past weeks, as the House debated and then passed the American Health Care Act. Some of them express support. Some express anger and frustration. The majority include questions and concerns. With that in mind, I wanted to take a few moments to directly address concerns I’ve heard and answer some of the most common questions I have received: “You owe your constituents an explanation for your “yes” vote on A... Read more

  • Today in Brown County: Vietnam Memorial Wall (in photos)
    Posted in Blog on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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

  • The House Healthcare Bill: Answering Your Question
    Posted in Blog on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Friend - As you know, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act last week, with my support. If you have five minutes, I shared some of my thoughts on the bill and reasoning behind my position on Facebook immediately following the vote >> you can watch the video here or below. I've been able to hear from many of you via direct conversations, phone calls, emails, and live telephone town halls, but I know many still have questions and concerns. Here's a step-by-step breakdown... Read more

  • First 100 days (in photos)
    Posted in Blog on April 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Friend, Here in Congress, we've hit the ground running for the Administration's first 100 days - working to make some long overdue changes to get our country back on track. Here are a few highlights I wanted to share with you: Rolling back excessive regulations. Federal regulations now impose an estimated annual burden of $1.89 trillion – and it’s crippling our job creators. Since January, we have used the Congressional Review Act or CRA (a tool that empowers Congress to overturn federal regulat... Read more

  • Wenstrup Hosts 2017 U.S. Service Academy Day for Second District Students
    Posted in Blog on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) hosted his annual Academy Day on Saturday, April 22nd, for prospective Service Academy students and their parents. There were two sessions, one at Chillicothe High School and one Glen Este High School. Both sessions included an Academy Fair as well as formal presentations given by representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “The U.S. Service Academies offer opportunities... Read more

  • Wenstrup Statement on Passage of NDAA
    Posted in Blog on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) released the following statement on the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2017: “Passing the NDAA is vital to ensuring the strength and readiness of our armed forces. This bill authorizes funding for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. The NDAA includes a 2.1% pay increase for our troops, the largest in 6 years, improves access to quality care for service members, retirees, and their families, stops the ... Read more