Congressman Mike Turner

Republican Congressman Mike Turner in 2013 voted to continue the government shutdown. Now he says he supports keeping the Planned Parenthood debate separate from the federal budget issue.
WYSO

Republican incumbent Mike Turner has been re-elected to the House of Representatives.  This was the second time Turner faced Democrat Robert Klepinger in the race for Congress.  The two were originally opponents in 2014.  Independent Tom McMasters was also vying for the seat.  

Turner says his top priorities include cutting government costs and increasing job growth.  He has served in the House of Representatives for 13 years. Before that, he was mayor of Dayton.

The tenth district includes Montgomery, Greene, and Fayette counties.

Another government shutdown is looking increasingly possible as the deadline to pass a federal budget looms. Many Ohio lawmakers say they don’t want a shutdown—but don’t agree on the fine print, either.

Dayton Groups Rally Over Proposed Trade Agreement

May 18, 2015

Dayton unions and community groups plan to rally today in front of Republican U.S. Congressman Mike Turner’s Dayton office. They’ll urge him to vote no on fast tracking the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. The fast track legislation would make it possible for the president to push the large trade agreement through congress quickly with no amendments.

Brian Mason, the political coordinator for IUE-CWA Local 755, thinks the agreement would lead to more jobs being outsourced to Asian countries.

Congressman Mike Turner at Delphi Hearing in 2013
WYSO

Former employees of auto parts company Delphi, including many in the Dayton area, are working to get a health care tax credit back on the agenda in Congress. About 20,000 people, many of them in Ohio, lost health care and part of their pensions during the GM bankruptcy in 2009; Delphi spun off from GM in 1999, but pensions and health care remained intertwined for employees of the parts-maker.

John Boehner
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All 435 seats in Congress are on the line in today's election, including a few in the Miami Valley. House Speaker John Boehner is facing Democratic challenger Thomas Poetter in Ohio’s 8th district. Poetter is an education professor at Miami University with little political experience. Boehner’s district is predominantly Republican and wraps around the north and west sides of Dayton.

Congressmen Mike Turner (R-OH) and John Carter (R-TX) speak with reporters outside WPAFB's Hope Hotel.
Jerry Kenney

Lawmakers from Ohio and Texas are assessing how Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has done since a 2008 Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC. Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10thdistrict and Congressman John Carter from Texas spent about four hours Monday touring Wright-Patt facilities.

Carter is Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations. His visit to Wright-Patt was in part to look at results of the 2008 BRAC that brought a $230 million investment in military construction at the base. It also brought more than 1,000 new jobs to the area.

Feds May Not Need Dayton To Host Immigrant Children

Aug 7, 2014

A controversy could be fizzling out over whether Dayton will host immigrant children from Central America in temporary shelters. The federal government told Mayor Nan Whaley it might not need the help, after all.

Local lawmakers and activists are responding to the Supreme Court’s decision a year ago overturning article four of the 1964 Voting Rights Act. That article mandated that nine states that have a history of voting discrimination must notify the federal government before they make any changes to their voting rules—that didn’t include Ohio. The protection has been used to keep particularly southern states from passing restrictive voting laws.

StatehouseNews

Several Dayton groups are asking Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th district to help renew emergency unemployment benefits. A bipartisan Senate bill expected to pass this week has found little support in the House.

Dayton Residents Call For “Robin Hood Tax”

Apr 4, 2014
Protesters in downtown Dayton wore Robin Hood hats.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

A group of protesters gathered in front of Ohio Congressman Mike Turner’s Dayton office Friday to call for the passage of a so-called “Robin Hood tax.” The demonstration is one of several across the country timed with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968.

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