Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

TURNER Statement on Austin Confirmation

Jan 22, 2021
Press Release

Today Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement on the confirmation of General (Ret.) Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense:

“Congratulations to General (Ret.) Lloyd Austin on his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Defense. Safeguarding our national security and the future of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base remain my top priorities,” said Turner. “With that in mind, I look forward to continuing my work with the Department of Defense under Secretary Austin’s leadership and welcoming him to our community and NASIC.”

Congressman Turner is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. He is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 

With over 30,000 employees, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the largest single site employer in Ohio.