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PASSED: Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act

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 en...

Wenstrup Moderates Panel at the Ohio Defense Forum

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 Intel...

What will future generations say?

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 Was...

FW: 153 House Republicans Support POTUS Call For Defense Budget

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, trai...

4 Photos from Australia

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 el...

Important

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), ...

Wenstrup Statement on President Trump’s Afghanistan Announcement

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 Tru...

Top 10 Things to Know About the NDAA

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-pay...

34 years later...

Friend – This week, we’re debating the annual defense policy bill, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act or NDAA, on the House floor. As we do, these words spoken by President Ronald Reagan 34 years ago still ring true. “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only inv...