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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July 26, 2019 Press Release

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.

 

June 25, 2019 Press Release

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.

 

June 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

 

June 19, 2019 Press Release

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.

 

May 23, 2019 Press Release

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. 

 

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after the House Committee on Appropriations passed the fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill. 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 House floor.

 

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the legislation invests $46.4 billion in Energy and Water Development programs, an increase of $1.8 billion from fiscal year 2019. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.

May 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The legislation funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior programs, the Department of Energy, and other related agencies.

 

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, voted to pass H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, legislation requiring the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord and develop a plan for how the United States will meet its commitments to reduce pollution and protect our environment.

 

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: