Dependence on importing foreign oil cost America over $321 billion last year. Petroleum and energy alone added $140 billion to our trade deficit. That lost income translates into thousands of lost jobs. By developing domestic energy sources rather than defending exploitation and extraction abroad, we could create jobs at home instead of sending our dollars overseas.
Previously, Congresswoman Kaptur introduced the Rural Energy Investment Act of 2013. This bill would invest in renewable energy programs with proven track records, such as biofuels, creating thousands of jobs that cannot be outsourced.
From her status as the senior Democrat on the Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, Kaptur is ocmmitted to fighting for job creating, energy investment across the Great Lakes Heartland. From offshore wind power to fuel-efficient vehicles to sensor technology to solar research and development, Northern Ohio is emerging as a hotbed for energy innovation.
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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Role in Addressing Climate Change. Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery:
We are here to discuss the topic of climate change – a global issue that challenges our ability to sustain life on earth. Our job in Congress is to frame the magnitude of this challenge and provide a practical pathway forward that is regionally sensitive.
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.
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WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), released the following statement after Dr. Janet L. Kavandi, Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, announced her retirement from NASA effective September 30:
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $9,184,229 federal investment to facilitate an advanced nuclear technology project at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (Oak Harbor, OH) under the Advanced Reactor Development Pathway Program. The proposed project will install an electrolysis unit at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station to demonstrate an innovative hybrid energy system.
Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Auto Caucus Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Mike Kelly (R-PA), submitted bipartisan testimony to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce during the committee’s Member Day hearing.
WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3055, an Appropriations package totaling $383.3 billion in discretionary spending that consists of five Fiscal Year 2020 funding bills, Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-5) released the following statement after their bipartisan amendment adding $500,000 for the International Fisheries Commissions to combat Grass Carp in the Great Lakes passed the House of Representatives in the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. The bill, now containing $1,000,000 for Grass Carp control in the Great Lakes, goes to the U.S. Senate where it is expected to be adopted.
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after the FY2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan basis. The legislation funds the Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior programs, and other related agencies and now heads to the Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), Co-Chair of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after the Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite signed a report to Congress detailing the path forward to begin construction of a barrier at the Brandon Road dam. The Corps project is intended to prevent Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes.