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  • Stivers Statement on U.S. Forces in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    The following statement may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) regarding U.S. policy in Syria, following the launch of Turkish operations in Northern Syria: “It is now clear that the presence of U.S. troops was a stabilizing force in Northern Syria. Within two days of the withdrawal of U.S. troops, Turkish forces have read this decision as an invitation to launch offensive operations against our partners, the Kurdish forces. This could increase the flow of refugees into neighbo... Read more

  • Stivers Statement on U.S. Forces in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    The following statement may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) regarding U.S. policy in Syria: “Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria abandons our allies and benefits only the Assad regime and its backers – Iran and Russia. This move threatens to undercut the hard-won American victories against ISIS. We cannot allow our national security and our partnerships in the region to be undermined and I encourage the Trump Administration to reverse this decision immediately.” -30- Read more

  • Standing Up for Women in the Military
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military , Veterans

    For over three decades, I have served alongside incredibly brave women in the Ohio Army National Guard who continue to put their lives on the line for our country. However, these women should not needlessly put their health on the line when we can prevent it. The number of women joining the military continues to increase; it is estimated that there will be over two million female veterans by next year. I am glad that more women are not only joining the military, but achieving more leadership rol... Read more

  • Bill offers non-profits terrorism protections
    Posted in Articles on June 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    House lawmakers recently advanced a measure designed to ensure federal support to protect the safety of non-profits at risk of terrorism, including synagogues, mosques, churches and other places of worship. The Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019 authorizes a security grant program within the Department of Homeland Security for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations at risk of a terrorist attack. It was authored by Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G.... Read more

  • Kinzinger, Stivers support proposal to increase number of Special Immigrant Visas
    Posted in Articles on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to make available an additional 4,000 visas for U.S.-employed Afghans and Iraqis through the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. “This bill is not about politics, it is just the right thing to do,” said Rep. Stivers on Monday. The members are original cosponsors of the Afghan Allies and Protection Act, H.R. 2796, sponsored on May 16 by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) to support the Afghan and Ir... Read more

  • N. Korea sent U.S. $2M medical bill for treatment of Ohioan Otto Warmbier
    Posted in Articles on April 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    North Korea reportedly insisted the U.S. agree to pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released detained American college student Otto Warmbier while he was in a coma, according to a report published Thursday. The Washington Post, citing two people familiar with the situation, reported that Joseph Yun, a U.S. envoy sent to North Korea to retrieve the 21-year-old student, signed an agreement to pay the $2 million on instructions passed down from President Donald Trump. They spoke on ... Read more

  • Rep. Stivers Statement on Passing of Spc. Collette
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military , Veterans

    The following may be attributed to Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH): “Spc. Joseph Collette dedicated his life to serving his community and his country. As a Brigadier General in the Ohio National Guard, I have had the privilege to know and serve alongside exemplary men and women like Joseph. The Collette-Wickline family lost a husband, a father, a son and a brother, and we all have lost a hero. My prayers are with his family.” -30- Read more

  • Statement from Rep. Stivers on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    “I believe our first priority in Syria should be helping our NATO allies create safe zones so that the millions of displaced people can return to a safe place in their country and begin the rebuilding process. That objective will become almost impossible if we move forward in withdrawing all troops from Syria. Read more

  • Lawmakers Celebrate New Wright-Patterson Program
    Posted in Articles on December 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    The Pentagon’s recent decision to bring a major F-35 program to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base not only means more jobs for the area, but more notoriety within the U.S. military. Read more

  • Stivers Nominates Ross County Students to Military Academies
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and Military

    Congressman Steve Stivers (R – OH) this week announced his nomination of two Ross County students to the United States military academies. Read more

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