Washington, DC:  Congressman Mike Turner led 70 members of Congress in an effort to end the devastating effects of sequestration on our Defense Department and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  

On Friday February 27, the lawmakers sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner to ask for his support and leadership to ensure that national defense is adequately funded at or above the $561 billion included in the President’s budget request. 

“Seventy individual members have made it clear that a budget that fails to fully fund defense will not pass the House of Representatives,” said Turner.  “The protection of our national defense and of the security of the American people must come first. Every member who signed this letter was unwavering in their commitment to vote against a budget resolution that fails to fully fund national defense at or above the $561 billion identified by the President in his budget request,” said Turner.

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