Energy

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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April 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) applauded the historic legislative achievements made in the first 100 of the new Democratic Majority in the House of Representatives:

April 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Energy’s Science, Energy, and Environmental Management Programs.

 

Chairwoman Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery

 

April 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA).

 

Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery

 

The Subcommittee will come to order.

 

March 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation. The Trump budget cuts funding for the Army Corps by 31% and funding for the Bureau of Reclamation by 28%. Chairwoman Kaptur strongly opposes these proposed cuts.

 

Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery

 

March 26, 2019 Press Release

 

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March 26, 2019

 

Media Contact:
Griffin Anderson, (202) 225-4146

 

Kaptur Holds Hearing on Trump Budget Request for Department of Energy

 

March 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request, which includes an 11% reduction to the Department of Energy and a $270 million dollar, 90 % cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

 

March 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, today announced $1,100,000 in federal funds administered through the Department of Energy (DOE) to support University of Toledo (UT) research into ultra-high efficiency solar cells.

 

March 7, 2019 Press Release


Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a public Subcommittee hearing on energy and nuclear security workforce development challenges and opportunities. The purpose of the hearing was to identify workforce development opportunities and challenges with a focus on growing and retaining our nation’s energy and nuclear security workforce. The hearing will assist the Subcommittee as it prepares the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill.

February 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the longest serving woman in the United States Congress and member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, released the following statement after she cosponsored legislation to immediately terminate President Trump’s national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and currently has 222 cosponsors.

 

February 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the longest serving woman in the United States Congress and Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, today announced $29,400,000 in federal funds to expand conservation efforts across the Great Lakes region and improve the health of communities along Lake Erie.