Washington, D.C. —Following President Obama’s announcement Tuesday of his European Reassurance Initiative (ERI), Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement:

“Today, in the wake of ongoing Russian aggression, President Obama took a step forward to reassure our European allies of the U.S. commitment to Europe.

I was glad to see the President heed the leadership of the House of Representatives and take action consistent with congressional calls for a stronger military presence in Europe.

I look forward to receiving additional details and carefully reviewing the President’s proposal as we continue to closely monitor the situation."