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October 1, 2020 Press Release

Toledo, OH — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement announcing that Toledo Public Schools (TPS) has been awarded $10,376,904 in federal funding over three years to improve pay structures, recruit and retain great teachers, and provide greater professional opportunities to educators. The funding was awarded through a competitive grant application through the Department of Education’s Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) program, of which Kaptur wrote a letter of support.

 

April 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) announced $24,777,826 in emergency federal funding for Universities, Colleges, and vocational training programs across Ohio’s 9th Congressional District as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed last month by Congress. The emergency grants are to help cover significant financial losses resulting from the prevention of, preparation for, and response to COVID-19.

March 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released a comprehensive COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide for constituents of Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District. The guide was distributed via email as an eNewsletter and social media. To view and download the guide, go to https://kaptur.house.gov/guide.

 

The COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide, includes:

March 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to the nation’s nine federal student loan servicers urging them to apply emergency financial assistance measures announced by the Department of Education in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis to all of the loans they currently service. The letter was signed by 60 Members of Congress.

 

February 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), a senior Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, announced her nominations for candidates from Ohio’s 9th Congressional District to the nation’s leading service institutions: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

 

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after the House passed two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills – H.R. 1865, domestic priorities and international assistance appropriations minibus, and H.R.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), voted to pass the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Included in the $738B funding bill are a number of Rep. Kaptur’s priorities, including the Congresswoman’s bipartisan effort to include the Coast Guard in a Department of Defense program to provide youth STEM education (STARBASE).

 

November 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, joined representatives and researchers from the University of Toledo and Eaton Corporation at a press conference announcing $8,700,000 in Department of Energy (DOE) funding that will support the two organizations in their research and development of solar technology. The University of Toledo awards follow on the recent and major award the University received from the U.S. Air Force in April.

 

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) has introduced the Transform Student Debt to Home Equity Act of 2019, legislation that directs the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to establish a pilot program to connect creditworthy federal student debt holders with housing properties for sale but held by the federal government and landbanks.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), introduced the bipartisan Coast Guard Youth STEM Programs Expansion Act, to grant the Coast Guard expanded authority to partner with the Department of Education and the Department of Defense to improve STEM exposure for America’s elementary and secondary school students and their teachers. Rep. Kaptur introduced the legislation on a bipartisan basis with Congressman Don Young (AK-At-Large).

 

Specifically, the Coast Guard Youth STEM Programs Expansion Act: