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  • Stivers Encourages Administration to Support Our Allies
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier last week, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH), together with five of his colleagues, alerted President Joe Biden to serious concerns with the efficiency of the United States’ Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. “As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I could focus on my mission because I knew I had the unwavering support of everyone on our team, including the interpreters and support staff there with us every day,” said Representative Stivers. “When our team needed th... Read more

  • Stivers Delivers Pizza to Ohio Soldiers Protecting the Capitol
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) delivered food to Ohio National Guard members stationed at the U.S. Capitol in preparation of Inauguration Day. “Tens of thousands of National Guard members left their families, their loved ones, and their homes during these unprecedented times to support law enforcement in D.C. and to protect the Capitol,” said Rep. Stivers. “Last week, I got to spend time with some of these brave men and women from the Ohio National Guard who a... Read more

  • Statement from Rep. Stivers on the Passage of the Waiver for the Secretary of Defense Appointment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    The following statement may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH), regarding the House passage of H.R. 335, Waiver for the Secretary of Defense Appointment: “I voted for the waiver for General Mattis, and I voted for the waiver for General Austin – one for a Republican president, and one Democrat president. But since George Washington resigned his commission in 1783, we’ve had civilian control of our military and that is not a precedent that should be taken lightly. These waivers ... Read more

  • Statement from Rep. Stivers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    The following may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) regarding the override of the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “For decades, people on both sides of the aisle have put aside their differences for the sake of the men and women who serve our nation,” Stivers said. “While it’s disappointing that the President let a political disagreement stand in the way of the well-being of our troops, I was proud to join my Republican and Democratic colleagues to let o... Read more

  • Stivers' Policies to Address Veteran Suicide are Now Signed Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military , Fixing Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last Saturday, a bill introduced by Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Andy Levin (D-MI) was signed into law as part of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, a comprehensive mental health care reform bill to support veterans. Their bipartisan bill, the VA Emergency Department Safety Planning Act, will help ensure emergency room personnel are effectively implementing safety plans and follow-ups for veterans deemed to be at risk of su... Read more

  • ICYMI: Stivers Priorities Advance in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military , Veterans

    “The NDAA is Congress’s commitment to our men and women in uniform, it lets them know that we’ve got their backs,” Stivers said. “That commitment needs to continue even after they have separated from the military, and I was pleased to work with my colleagues across the aisle to address a number of challenging issues that face our servicemembers.” Read more

  • Statement from Rep. Stivers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    The following statement may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) regarding the attacks on Al-Asad and Irbil Airbases: “My heart is with our troops tonight as they stand in defense of America against missile attacks in Iraq. As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I believe that we must be strategic in our choices, but consistent in our support of our brave men and women. We need to conduct a thorough battle damage assessment, and any response should be considered through the len... Read more

  • Statement from Rep. Stivers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    The following may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH), regarding the ongoing situation at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad: “Hezbollah and the Iranian government cannot expect an attack on any American to go unanswered, and as I continue to monitor the situation in Baghdad, I’m grateful to the brave diplomats and servicemembers who are defending democracy against terrorism.” -30- Read more

  • Keeping America’s Promise
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    During Operation Iraqi Freedom, I had the honor to serve alongside incredible soldiers who were prepared to make huge sacrifices for the United States and our freedoms. Men and women alike were willing to take on enormous risks for our cause, some of whom were not even U.S. citizens. Nonetheless, they stood, shoulder to shoulder, alongside one another to defend our liberties. Now, as a Member of Congress, one of my top priorities is to make sure that the promises made to my fellow veterans in ex... Read more

  • Stivers Priorities Advance in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and accompanying Conference Report with bipartisan support. Two key priorities of Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) were included in the final legislation, both of which were directly influenced by his experience in the Ohio Army National Guard and work with fellow veterans. H.R. 2796, the Afghan Allies Protection Act, would increase the number of Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs)... Read more

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