Congressman Pat Tiberi delivered the following remarks honoring fellow Ohio Congressmen Steve Stivers and Brad Wenstrup for their recent military promotions:
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize two members of our delegation, my friends, Congressman Steve Stivers and Congressman Brad Wenstrup upon their military promotions.
"Now as Brigadier General Stivers in the Ohio National Guard and Colonel Wenstrup in the U.S. Army Reserves, they both have served their country far beyond the boundaries of their districts. Today, I am humbled and honored to join my colleagues in congratulating them on their distinguished public and military careers.
"Congressman Stivers, thirty years ago as a young Buckeye, assumed the title of citizen soldier.
"In 1998, Congressman Wenstrup joined the U.S. Army Reserves after already establishing himself as doctor in the Cincinnati area.
"Today, Congressman Stivers and Congressman Wenstrup, as faithful representatives to your constituents, as members of our military, veterans of the Iraq War and recipients of the Bronze Star—you have always put service to our country first. Thank you from a grateful Congress and a grateful nation. Congratulations on your respective promotions."