Mike Turner – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected U.S. Representative District 10, Ohio

Ohio Republican Party
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5815 Stone Lake Dr.Centerville OH 45429
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Mike Turner was elected to represent Ohio's Third Congressional District in 2002, after more than a decade in public service, including two terms as mayor of Dayton. Mike became the first Ohio Member of the 108th Congress appointed to the important House Armed Services Committee (HASC). He has used his HASC seat to increase the profile of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 2003. Mike succeeded in bringing a HASC hearing to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base helped highlight almost 20,000 jobs on the base. Mike Turner has helped benefit Wright-Patterson with over $70 million worth of appropriations during the past two budget years. Mike was also appointed to the Government Reform Committee where he was named Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations. This has given Mike an important role in protecting our homeland. As part of his work to keep Americans safe and to support our Armed Forces, Mike has visited with Ohio troops in Iraq as well as in Bosnia. He has also traveled to Israel and other Middle Eastern countries to understand the threat of terrorists and how to protect our homeland. Since becoming a Congressman, Mike has continued his efforts to make America's cities stronger. Last December, House Speaker Dennis Hastert recognized Mike's urban expertise by naming him Chairman of a new working group called "Saving America's Cities." The 24 member Saving America's Cities working group will focus on economic development issues and will encourage private sector investment in cities. Mike Turner continues to be an advocate for residents of our community and fights to keep our environment and water clean. When the U.S. Army contracted to transport a by-product of the deadly chemical, VX nerve agent, to the Miami Valley, Mike opposed the Army's plan. Working with community and Congressional leaders, Mike intervened and was successful in preventing the Army from bringing VX nerve agent into Montgomery.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Mike is a life long resident of Dayton, Ohio. Mike and his wife Lori have been married for over 16 years and have two daughters, Jessica and Carolyn.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Mike continued his education with a bachelor's degree from Ohio Northern University. He also has an MBA from the University of Dayton and a JD from Case Western University School of Law.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Prior to his election to Congress, Turner was in private practice and corporate law for 13 years.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

None.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

During his term as mayor, the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Mike pursued international trade opportunities and cultural exchange programs by developing Sister City partnerships with Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Zagreb, Croatia; and Holon, Israel.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

First elected to the 108th Congress and sworn in January of 2003, Congressman Turner was appointed to the Armed Services Committee, from which he assists Wright-Patterson Air Force Base located in Ohio’s Tenth District, and to the Government Reform Committee, which allows him to contribute his experience as a former mayor to government reform. Congressman Turner’s urban experience was called upon by then House Speaker Dennis Hastert who appointed him Chairman of the new Saving America’s Cities working group. The 24 Member working group was charged with developing goals and principles to help urban America by focusing on economic development issues and encouraging private sector investment in cities.

Continuing his work on urban issues, in the 109th Congress, Turner served as Chairman of the Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census.

In the 111th Congress, as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Turner was named the Ranking Member on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee. The Strategic Forces Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the nation’s nuclear arsenal, our military assets in outer space, the Department of Defense’s intelligence programs, and also over missile defense systems. Reelected to a fifth term in November of 2010, Congressman Turner served as Chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, and as a Member of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee for the 112th Congress.

In November of 2012, Congressman Turner was elected to represent the newly created 10th Congressional District, which includes all of Montgomery County, Greene County, and portions of Fayette County. For the 113th Congress, Turner has been appointed Chairman of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, which conducts oversight of ammunition programs, Army and Air Force acquisition programs, all Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs, National Guard and Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve. The subcommittee also authorizes procurement and R&D programs to ensure that America’s soldiers an [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Protestant

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

In recognition of his efforts, Congressman Turner was the recipient of the American Planning Association’s 2005 Legislator of the Year Award and the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s 2005 National Legislative Leadership Award.

Abortion, Stem Cell & Cloning
Abortion, a General Statement

Turner has been a leader in Congress in the effort to ban partial birth abortions and protect the lives of unborn children. He believes that life is the most basic of all rights and has a heartfelt commitment to protecting all human life, born and unborn. Mike supported the Unborn Victims of Violence Act which recognizes an unborn child as a legal victim if he or she is injured or killed.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

Turner believes that life is the most basic of all rights and has a heartfelt commitment to protecting all human life, born and unborn.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Partial-birth Abortions

Turner has been a leader in Congress in the effort to ban partial birth abortions and protect the lives of unborn children.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Economy
Stimulating the Economy

Mike has Brought Millions Back to the Third District

Turner has been successful in bringing millions of dollars back to the district, including funding for Wright Patterson Air Force Base, redevelopment in downtown Dayton, highway improvements on I-75 in Montgomery County, expansion of Clinton Memorial hospital and the Clinton-Massie school district. Turner also secured funding for the relocation and expansion of the Hopeland Clinic, now the Cassano Health Center, which provides health care for low-income citizens. Turner will continue to advance local priorities and secure federal partnerships.

Mike Helped Preserve Jobs in Wilmington

When DHL/ABX Inc announced that they would be consolidating their Wilmington Airpark and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport hub operations, Turner took the lead in Washington to protect over 6,000 jobs, mainly in Clinton County. By working with DHL/ABX, local officials, the Governor's office, and the Ohio Congressional Delegation, Mike helped prevent the area's largest employer from relocating jobs out of the area. The DHL project is a good example of the Congressman's commitment to protecting jobs and supporting local community priorities.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Economy, a General Statement

Congressman Turner is committed to working towards a healthy economy for our region. When the future of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was on the line during the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, Mike successfully fought to protect existing base projects and helped bring an additional 1,000 jobs to Wright-Patterson. In addition to his efforts during the BRAC process, he recently voted for the bipartisan As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Mike remains in constant contact with Defense Department leaders, members of our business community, and those whose work focuses on Wright-Patterson.

Congressman Turner remains concerned about U.S. manufacturers who are impacted by unfair trade practices giving foreign competitors an inequitable advantage over U.S. companies. He has advocated leveling the playing field for American companies by co-sponsoring the Fair Currency Act, which would lead to China re-evaluating their currency to a realistic value. Additionally, Turner has stood firmly behind American values by voting against every government bailout, and continues to fight for Delphi retirees who saw their pensions wiped out in during the automotive bailout process.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Education
Federal Funding of Private Schools

Turner is a supporter of initiatives that increased federal spending on education and put in place school accountability measures.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Improving Education

Turner is a supporter of initiatives that increased federal spending on education and put in place school accountability measures. He supports the No Child Left Behind Act. He knows that a sound educational foundation is vital to the future success of every childand of our country. He will continue to promote legislation that increases accountability and makes our public school system better.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Teacher Standards

Turner is a supporter of initiatives that increased federal spending on education and put in place school accountability measures. He will continue to promote legislation that increases accountability and makes our public school system better.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level

Turner is a supporter of initiatives that increased federal spending on education and put in place school accountability measures. He supports the No Child Left Behind Act.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Education, a General Statement

Turner is a supporter of initiatives that increased federal spending on education and put in place school accountability measures. He supports the No Child Left Behind Act. He knows that a sound educational foundation is vital to the future success of every childand of our country. He will continue to promote legislation that increases accountability and makes our public school system better.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement

Turner is a supporter of initiatives that increased federal spending on education and put in place school accountability measures. He supports the No Child Left Behind Act.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind

Mike is committed to creating long term solutions to the current energy crisis by supporting legislation that would reduce America's dependency on foreign oil through alternative sources of energy such as wind, hydropower, nuclear, and clean-coal technology.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Energy, a General Statement

Congressman Turner supports efforts to make America energy independent. He has backed legislation that would increase our energy supply by promoting the exploration and development of domestic petroleum resources, including drilling in ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Mike is also committed to creating long term solutions to the current energy crisis by supporting legislation that would reduce America's dependency on foreign oil through alternative sources of energy such as wind, hydropower, nuclear, and clean-coal technology.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Domestic Energy Production

He has backed legislation that would increase our energy supply by promoting the exploration and development of domestic petroleum resources, including drilling in ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Mike is also committed to creating long term solutions to the current energy crisis by supporting legislation that would reduce America's dependency on foreign oil through alternative sources of energy such as wind, hydropower, nuclear, and clean-coal technology.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Gas & Oil, a General Statement

He has backed legislation that would increase our energy supply by promoting the exploration and development of domestic petroleum resources, including drilling in ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Energy Independence from Foreign Oil

Congressman Turner supports efforts to make America energy independent. He has backed legislation that would increase our energy supply by promoting the exploration and development of domestic petroleum resources, including drilling in ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Mike is also committed to creating long term solutions to the current energy crisis by supporting legislation that would reduce America's dependency on foreign oil through alternative sources of energy such as wind, hydropower, nuclear, and clean-coal technology.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Environment
Clean Water Act and Water Quality

Turner stopped the US Army from sending a byproduct of the deadly VX nerve gas to the Dayton region where plans called for it to be discharged into the Montgomery County wastewater system. He worked with a coalition of neighbors, scientists and government leaders to persuade the army to dispose of this dangerous substance in a way that did not endanger the residents of the Third district. Congressman Turner will continue to be responsive to the needs of his constituents and to take a leadership role in building coalitions on important local issues.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Environment, a General Statement

Turner has authored legislation to expedite the development of abandoned and underutilized industrial sites, called brownfields, in order to spur economic development, clean up the environment, create jobs and revitalize neighborhoods and communities. He recognizes that many cities and towns are impacted with these abandoned factory sites which blight the surrounding neighborhoods. Once brownfield sites are redeveloped they can provide jobs and tax benefits, becoming a neighborhood anchor instead of a problem. He is committed to passing legislation which will make it economically feasible to reclaim and redevelop brownfields.

Turner stopped the US Army from sending a byproduct of the deadly VX nerve gas to the Dayton region where plans called for it to be discharged into the Montgomery County wastewater system. He worked with a coalition of neighbors, scientists and government leaders to persuade the army to dispose of this dangerous substance in a way that did not endanger the residents of the Third district. Congressman Turner will continue to be responsive to the needs of his constituents and to take a leadership role in building coalitions on important local issues.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Recycling and Trash

Turner has authored legislation to expedite the development of abandoned and underutilized industrial sites, called brownfields, in order to spur economic development, clean up the environment, create jobs and revitalize neighborhoods, and communities. He recognizes that many cities and towns are impacted with these abandoned factory sites which blight the surrounding neighborhoods. Once brownfield sites are redeveloped they can provide jobs and tax benefits, becoming a neighborhood anchor instead of a problem. He is committed to passing legislation which will make it economically feasible to reclaim and redevelop brownfields.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Financial Crisis
Financial Meltdown

Turner has stood firmly behind American values by voting against every government bailout. Congressman Turner has voted against the $814 billion Stimulus bill, the $700 billion Wall Street Bailout, which included $180 billion for AIG, the $154 billion bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Auto Bailout.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Financial Crisis, a General Statement

Turner has stood firmly behind American values by voting against every government bailout. Congressman Turner has voted against the $814 billion Stimulus bill, the $700 billion Wall Street Bailout, which included $180 billion for AIG, the $154 billion bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Auto Bailout.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout

Turner has stood firmly behind American values by voting against every government bailout. Congressman Turner has voted against the $814 billion Stimulus bill, the $700 billion Wall Street Bailout, which included $180 billion for AIG, the $154 billion bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Auto Bailout.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget & Debt

Mike has been an advocate for reigning in wasteful spending in Washington. In addition to opposing raising the national debt limit to $17 trillion, he has voted for legislation which would place our government on a path to eliminating the deficit and paying off our outstanding debt. This plan, which cuts current spending levels, caps them at pre-President Obama spending, also sets a path for approving a Balanced Budget Amendment to our Constitution.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Deficit Spending

This plan, which cuts current spending levels, caps them at pre-President Obama spending, also sets a path for approving a Balanced Budget Amendment to our Constitution.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Fiscal Policy, a General Statement

Mike has been an advocate for reigning in wasteful spending in Washington. In addition to opposing raising the national debt limit to $17 trillion, he has voted for legislation which would place our government on a path to eliminating the deficit and paying off our outstanding debt. This plan, which cuts current spending levels, caps them at pre-President Obama spending, also sets a path for approving a Balanced Budget Amendment to our Constitution. Congressman Turner has voted against the $814 billion Stimulus bill, the $700 billion Wall Street Bailout, which included $180 billion for AIG, the $154 billion bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Auto Bailout.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Spending Limits

This plan, which cuts current spending levels, caps them at pre-President Obama spending, also sets a path for approving a Balanced Budget Amendment to our Constitution.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment

This plan sets a path for approving a Balanced Budget Amendment to our Constitution.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Health & Medical
Reducing Health Care Costs

Turner has been a leader in the effort to reform medical liability laws to safeguard patient access to care, keep the cost of medical care down, and ensure that talented doctors will remain in Ohio.

Turner worked to pass legislation to create a voluntary prescription drug benefit for senior citizens under the Medicare program which will give seniors access to more affordable prescription drugs.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Improving Health & Medical Care

Turner has been a leader in the effort to reform medical liability laws to safeguard patient access to care, keep the cost of medical care down, and ensure that talented doctors will remain in Ohio. He is concerned that citizens in the district continue to have the ability to acquire first class health care, and has secured funding for hospital improvements in Montgomery and Clinton counties.

Turner worked to pass legislation to create a voluntary prescription drug benefit for senior citizens under the Medicare program which will give seniors access to more affordable prescription drugs.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Health & Medical Care, a General Statement

Turner has been a leader in the effort to reform medical liability laws to safeguard patient access to care, keep the cost of medical care down, and ensure that talented doctors will remain in Ohio. He believes that healthcare decisions should remain between a doctor and their patient; not the government. He is concerned that citizens in the district continue to have the ability to acquire first class health care, and has secured funding for hospital improvements in Montgomery and Clinton counties. Turner worked to pass legislation to create a voluntary prescription drug benefit for senior citizens under the Medicare program which will give seniors access to more affordable prescription drugs.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Immigration
Immigration, a General Statement

Congressman Turner believes that immigrants who come to the United States should arrive through legal channels. Mike believes that the nation should tighten its immigration laws, and he opposes amnesty to foreigners who are in the U.S. illegally. He supports policies that will strengthen our borders, promote respect for the rule of law, and ensure the safety of all citizens.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Securing Our Borders

He supports policies that will strengthen our borders.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Congressman Turner opposes amnesty to foreigners who are in the US illegally.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Immigration Reform

Mike believes that the nation should tighten its immigration laws, and he opposes amnesty to foreigners who are in the U.S. illegally. He supports policies that will strengthen our borders, promote respect for the rule of law, and ensure the safety of all citizens.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Guest Worker Program

Congressman Turner opposes amnesty to foreigners who are in the US illegally.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

Mike opposes amnesty to foreigners who are in the U.S. illegally.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Jobs
Unemployment Insurance (UI)

Turner recently sided against his own party's leadership in voting to extend unemployment benefits for those Americans still trying to find work. His pragmatic approach to issues was recently recognized by an invitation to join the Main Street Republican Partnership, a group of moderate legislators.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Workers Benefits

Turner recently sided against his own party's leadership in voting to extend unemployment benefits for those Americans still trying to find work. His pragmatic approach to issues was recently recognized by an invitation to join the Main Street Republican Partnership, a group of moderate legislators.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Jobs, a General Statement

Congressman Turner is committed to working towards a healthy economy for our region. When the future of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was on the line during the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, Mike successfully fought to protect existing base projects and helped bring an additional 1,000 jobs to Wright-Patterson. In addition to his efforts during the BRAC process, he recently voted for the bipartisan As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Mike remains in constant contact with Defense Department leaders, members of our business community, and those whose work focuses on Wright-Patterson.

Congressman Turner remains concerned about U.S. manufacturers who are impacted by unfair trade practices giving foreign competitors an inequitable advantage over U.S. companies. He has advocated leveling the playing field for American companies by co-sponsoring the Fair Currency Act, which would lead to China re-evaluating their currency to a realistic value. Additionally, Turner has stood firmly behind American values by voting against every government bailout, and continues to fight for Delphi retirees who saw their pensions wiped out in during the automotive bailout process.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Foreign Job Outsourcing

Turner remains concerned about US manufacturers who are impacted by unfair trade practices giving foreign competitors an inequitable advantage over US companies. He is a cosponsor of legislation that would punish China for its efforts to suppress the value of its currency, which makes American products less competitive. Congressman Turner is supportive of legislation that will level the playing field for American companies and he will work to ensure that existing laws are vigorously enforced.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Medical Insurance
Medicare

Turner worked to pass legislation to create a voluntary prescription drug benefit for senior citizens under the Medicare program which will give seniors access to more affordable prescription drugs. Additionally, he supported the Medicare Advantage program, which gives seniors the ability to choose their physician under the Medicare systems. Mike will continue to protect Medicare and work in the best interests of seniors.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Medical Malpractice Reform

Congressman Turner has been heavily involved in the effort to reform medical liability laws to safeguard patient access to care, keep the cost of medical care down, and ensure that talented doctors will remain in Ohio.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Turner joined the fight to stop Obamacare. First, by voting against the bill, and soon after, by supporting legislation that would repeal the bill.

He is a cosponsor of:

*H.R. 2: The Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act, which was approved by the House on 1/19/11 by a vote of 245 to 189.

*H.R. 4: The Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011. This bill repeals the 1099 filing requirement of Obamacare, which would have been an avalanche of paperwork for our nation's businesses. This bill has passed the House and Senate, and has been signed into law by the President.

*H.R. 452: The Medicare Decisions Accountability Act. This bill repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board of Obamacare, which decides what types of care Americans would be eligible to receive.

In addition, Turner has introduced legislation (H.R. 1310) which would repeal the placement of an excise on medical device manufacturers included in Obamacare. This tax would inhibit job creation in this growing sector and decrease the availability of affordable safety equipment our first responders rely on.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations

Turner has been a leader in the effort to reform medical liability laws to safeguard patient access to care, keep the cost of medical care down, and ensure that talented doctors will remain in Ohio.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Free Market Health Care

He believes that healthcare decisions should remain between a doctor and their patient; not the government.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Health Insurance, a General Statement

Turner worked to pass legislation to create a voluntary prescription drug benefit for senior citizens under the Medicare program which will give seniors access to more affordable prescription drugs.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Military & Defense
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)

When the future of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was on the line during the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, Mike successfully fought to protect existing base projects and helped bring an additional 1,000 jobs to Wright-Patterson. In addition to his efforts during the BRAC process, he recently voted for the bipartisan As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Mike remains in constant contact with Defense Department leaders, members of our business community, and those whose work focuses on Wright-Patterson.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits

Turner has worked to ensure that US soldiers have the best protective equipment available and the resources necessary to complete their mission. He voted to increase veteran's health care benefits, housing allowances, insurance benefits and education opportunities. One of Congressman Turner's top priorities for his next term is to continue his staunch support for our soldiers across the world and at home.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Military, a General Statement

Turner was a leader in the fight for legislation that increased military service compensation and hazard pay for US soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan. He has also worked to ensure that US soldiers have the best protective equipment available and the resources necessary to complete their mission. He voted to increase veteran's health care benefits, housing allowances, insurance benefits and education opportunities. One of Congressman Turner's top priorities for his next term is to continue his staunch support for our soldiers across the world and at home.

As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Turner has fought for increased spending on national defense and has worked in Congress to keep Wright-Patterson Air Force base strong and its jobs intact. Wright-Patterson is vital to the local economy. Turner will continue to focus on national issues that impact Wright-Patterson, and position the base to thrive and continue its successful contribution to our national security.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Defense and Military Budget

As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Turner has fought for increased spending on national defense.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Prescription Drugs
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors

He worked to pass Medicare Part D, which creates a voluntary prescription drug benefit for senior citizens and ensures access to more affordable prescription drugs.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Prescription Drugs, a General Statement

He worked to pass Medicare Part D, which creates a voluntary prescription drug benefit for senior citizens and ensures access to more affordable prescription drugs.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

He worked to pass Medicare Part D, which creates a voluntary prescription drug benefit for senior citizens and ensures access to more affordable prescription drugs.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Social Security & Pensions
Privatizing Social Security

Turner has come out strongly against proposals to privatize Social Security.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Pension Reform

Turner continues to fight for Delphi retirees who saw their pensions wiped out in during the automotive bailout process.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Long Term Viability of Social Security

Congressman Turner has come out strongly in support of preserving the nation's Social Security system and against proposals to privatize Social Security.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Social Security, a General Statement

Congressman Turner has come out strongly in support of preserving the nation's Social Security system and against proposals to privatize Social Security. Mike will continue to protect social security and work in the best interests of seniors.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Trade
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries

Congressman Turner remains concerned about U.S. manufacturers who are impacted by unfair trade practices giving foreign competitors an inequitable advantage over U.S. companies. He has advocated leveling the playing field for American companies by co-sponsoring the Fair Currency Act, which would lead to China re-evaluating their currency to a realistic value.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Trade Policy Priorities

Congressman Turner remains concerned about U.S. manufacturers who are impacted by unfair trade practices giving foreign competitors an inequitable advantage over U.S. companies. He has advocated leveling the playing field for American companies by co-sponsoring the Fair Currency Act, which would lead to China re-evaluating their currency to a realistic value.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Other Trade Agreements

Congressman Turner remains concerned about U.S. manufacturers who are impacted by unfair trade practices giving foreign competitors an inequitable advantage over U.S. companies. He has advocated leveling the playing field for American companies by co-sponsoring the Fair Currency Act, which would lead to China re-evaluating their currency to a realistic value.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Trade, a General Statement

Congressman Turner remains concerned about U.S. manufacturers who are impacted by unfair trade practices giving foreign competitors an inequitable advantage over U.S. companies. He has advocated leveling the playing field for American companies by co-sponsoring the Fair Currency Act, which would lead to China re-evaluating their currency to a realistic value.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Unfair Trade Practices

Congressman Turner remains concerned about U.S. manufacturers who are impacted by unfair trade practices giving foreign competitors an inequitable advantage over U.S. companies. He has advocated leveling the playing field for American companies by co-sponsoring the Fair Currency Act, which would lead to China re-evaluating their currency to a realistic value.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement

In Congress, Turner has been a leader in working to protect our military personnel and honoring them for their sacrifices. Turner voted to update the G.I. Bill, which increased health care benefits, housing allowances, insurance benefits and education opportunities for America's veterans. The G.I. Bill also allows veterans to transfer unused benefits to their immediate family. Additionally, Congressman Turner voted for the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act, a law aimed at improving VA medical care for veterans.

During the 110th Congress, Turner aided area veterans by working with regional leaders and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) to create a task force aimed at improving local veterans' health care. In addition to this, Congressman Turner has been a leader in finding answers to what occurred at the Dayton VA Medical Center dental scandal, which resulted in several hundred veterans possibly being exposed to blood borne illnesses. Turner has worked with GDAHA to form a task force to independently investigate the VA and its response to this failure to adhere to basic medical safety standards. As a result, Congressman Turner introduced legislation which would make it a crime for VA employees to willfully neglect safety procedures as set by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits

In Congress, Turner has been a leader in working to protect our military personnel and honoring them for their sacrifices. Turner voted to update the G.I. Bill, which increased health care benefits, housing allowances, insurance benefits and education opportunities for America's veterans. The G.I. Bill also allows veterans to transfer unused benefits to their immediate family. Additionally, Congressman Turner voted for the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act, a law aimed at improving VA medical care for veterans.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Veterans Administration (VA)

In Congress, Turner has been a leader in working to protect our military personnel and honoring them for their sacrifices. Turner voted to update the G.I. Bill, which increased health care benefits, housing allowances, insurance benefits and education opportunities for America's veterans. The G.I. Bill also allows veterans to transfer unused benefits to their immediate family. Additionally, Congressman Turner voted for the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act, a law aimed at improving VA medical care for veterans.

During the 110th Congress, Turner aided area veterans by working with regional leaders and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) to create a task force aimed at improving local veterans' health care. In addition to this, Congressman Turner has been a leader in finding answers to what occurred at the Dayton VA Medical Center dental scandal, which resulted in several hundred veterans possibly being exposed to blood borne illnesses. Turner has worked with GDAHA to form a task force to independently investigate the VA and its response to this failure to adhere to basic medical safety standards. As a result, Congressman Turner introduced legislation which would make it a crime for VA employees to willfully neglect safety procedures as set by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Veterans Funding

Turner voted to increase veteran's health care benefits, housing allowances, insurance benefits and education opportunities. One of Congressman Turner's top priorities for his next term is to continue his staunch support for our soldiers across the world and at home.

Source: Candidate Website (10/04/2008)

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

In Congress, Turner has been a leader in working to protect our military personnel and honoring them for their sacrifices. Turner voted to update the G.I. Bill, which increased health care benefits, housing allowances, insurance benefits and education opportunities for America's veterans. The G.I. Bill also allows veterans to transfer unused benefits to their immediate family. Additionally, Congressman Turner voted for the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act, a law aimed at improving VA medical care for veterans.

During the 110th Congress, Turner aided area veterans by working with regional leaders and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) to create a task force aimed at improving local veterans' health care. In addition to this, Congressman Turner has been a leader in finding answers to what occurred at the Dayton VA Medical Center dental scandal, which resulted in several hundred veterans possibly being exposed to blood borne illnesses. Turner has worked with GDAHA to form a task force to independently investigate the VA and its response to this failure to adhere to basic medical safety standards. As a result, Congressman Turner introduced legislation which would make it a crime for VA employees to willfully neglect safety procedures as set by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

Veterans' Health and Medical Care

In Congress, Turner has been a leader in working to protect our military personnel and honoring them for their sacrifices. Turner voted to update the G.I. Bill, which increased health care benefits, housing allowances, insurance benefits and education opportunities for America's veterans. The G.I. Bill also allows veterans to transfer unused benefits to their immediate family. Additionally, Congressman Turner voted for the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act, a law aimed at improving VA medical care for veterans.

During the 110th Congress, Turner aided area veterans by working with regional leaders and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) to create a task force aimed at improving local veterans' health care. In addition to this, Congressman Turner has been a leader in finding answers to what occurred at the Dayton VA Medical Center dental scandal, which resulted in several hundred veterans possibly being exposed to blood borne illnesses. Turner has worked with GDAHA to form a task force to independently investigate the VA and its response to this failure to adhere to basic medical safety standards. As a result, Congressman Turner introduced legislation which would make it a crime for VA employees to willfully neglect safety procedures as set by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Source: www.miketurner.com/issues.php (02/16/2012)

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