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Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

Second District Congressman-Elect Brad Wenstrup has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee.

The House Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction for general defense policy, the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and numerous individual programs and initiatives.

Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) welcomes Brad to the committee by noting the value of his experience.

“I’m honored to have Brad join us on Armed Services,” McKeon said. “We have a high mission on the Committee, as we work to provide our troops with the best training, equipment, and leadership in the world. Brad’s record as a combat surgeon will do a great service towards that mission, and bring even greater credit on our Committee.”

Wenstrup said that the Armed Services Committee is one where he could truly make a positive difference, especially with his military background.

“One of the primary responsibilities of the federal government is to provide for the defense of our citizens and the freedoms we all cherish,” Wenstrup said. “As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, I am proud to represent a district that is the home of many patriotic military families.”

Wenstrup said that he is honored to have the opportunity to serve further as a member of the Armed Services Committee.

“I want to thank Chairman McKeon and I look forward to working alongside him and other committed members of the committee to ensure that our military men and women, and their families, continue to have the support they need to keep our nation free and secure,” Wenstrup said.

Wenstrup, a small business owner, doctor and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, served a year’s deployment to Iraq and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was elected to Congress on Nov. 6 and will take office in early January.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@heartlandpublications.com

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