Washington, DC— Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, authored and successfully included important provisions for Southwest Ohio and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the final, bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. This legislation was successfully passed by the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support this afternoon. The Senate is expected to take up the legislation next week.
“This bicameral, bipartisan legislation is a product of substantial negotiations between the House and Senate and it was an honor to advocate successfully on behalf of our Southwest Ohio community and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to make certain that the provisions we included in the House version of the bill were included in the final compromise package.”
Housing for Disabled and Low-income Veterans
“It was an honor to support a provision directing the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish a pilot program to rehabilitate and modify homes of disabled and low-income veterans. “
Unmanned Aerial Systems
“Our region is an epicenter for innovative research in the expanding field of Unmanned Aerial Systems. I authored provisions included in this year’s NDAA that ensures all of Ohio’s airspace resources are recognized and utilized to their maximum capacity." 
Abrams Tank
"The FY 2015 NDAA recognizes the necessity of the Abrams Tank to our national security and authorizes an additional $120 million for Abrams Tank upgrades. This provision keeps the production lines open in Lima, Ohio and ensures that our skilled, technical workers are protected."