Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement in response to Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s addition of a provision in the state budget that would send $2 million to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base:

“I congratulate Speaker Rosenberger on his effort to bring much needed state dollars to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in order to prepare for possible base realignments and closures in the future. I thank Speaker Rosenberger for pushing to provide $2 million to the base, Ohio’s largest single-site employer.

“Wright-Patt as an economic engine continues to grow the Dayton region’s defense industry. This $2 million in state funding signifies Wright-Patt’s importance to the state and will assist us in advocating for the base during any upcoming BRAC.”