“The recovery must reach deeper to lift workers and families that have been impacted by the current recession. We must reverse the trend toward outsourcing of good jobs. The winning strategy is to ‘Invent in America’ and ‘Make and Grow It in America Again.’ 

“The recession that began in 2007 has hollowed out the jobs base of our regional economy. We need innovative policies to repair our infrastructure, develop clean sources of energy, and capitalize on our strengths in manufacturing, transportation, value-added agriculture, and natural resources. 

“I look forward to representing our members from the nation’s heartland on the Steering and Policy Committee.” 

Kaptur represents Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes all of Ottawa and Erie counties and parts of Lucas and Lorain counties.