Congressman Turner has long been an advocate for America's veterans.
Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedoms. Congressman Turner has consistently fought for our former servicemembers to have access to safe housing, good jobs, and the healthcare they need when they come home.
Southwest Ohio is home to over 60,000 veterans, representing a sizable portion of our community’s population. Congressman Turner continues efforts to support the Dayton VA Medical Center as they provide the best healthcare for our wounded veterans daily.
During his time in Congress, he has authored and cosponsored numerous pieces of legislation to help provide safe and affordable housing for our veterans in the pursuit to end veterans’ homelessness. In August of 2020, Congressman Turner successfully advocated for nearly $4 million in grants to help fund the building of transitional housing and other support services for our veterans who have bravely served our country.
Congressman Turner has also led numerous bills to support veteran’s families including the Military Retiree Survivor Comfort Act, which will end the policy of scaling back veteran retirement benefits while families are in mourning.
Congressman Turner has also supported the SAVE LIVES Act, which became law in March of 2021, and expands the VA’s authority to provide COVID-19 vaccines to veterans who are not currently enrolled in the VA’s healthcare system. He has consistently supported the Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members Act, which would expand access to service dogs for Post 9/11 veterans suffering from the most severe levels of post-traumatic stress.
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|6/1/10||Reps. Turner’s Military Sexual Assault Protections Approved by House Armed Services Committee|
|5/10/10||Reps. Turner and Tsongas Introduce Legislation to Target Sexual Assault in the Military|
|5/5/10||Congressman Mike Turner Marks Military Spouse Appreciation Day|
|4/28/10||Reps. Turner, Herseth Sandlin Welcome Defense Secretary Gates’ “Fresh Look” at Military Child Custody Rights|
|7/23/09||Turner Supports Veteran Preference in Senior Housing|