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 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after President Joe Biden released his FY2022 budget request. Rep. Kaptur also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

 

March 31, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris unveiled the American Jobs Plan, a historic, new-age jobs and infrastructure package to reimagine and rebuild the American economy, invest in American communities, create millions of new jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, combat climate change, and take on global competitors like China.

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on strategies for energy and climate innovation. Video available here.

 

Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery

 

January 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement after she was selected by her Democratic colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to again serve as Chairwoman of the influential House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. Rep. Kaptur first assumed the Subcommittee’s gavel in 2019, the first woman in the history of the House to serve in the position.

 

January 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the bipartisan House Great Lakes Task Force Co-Chairs Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), David Joyce (R-OH), and Bill Huizenga (R-MI), alongside Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL) and Jack Bergman (R-MI), led 21 Members of Congress in sending a bipartisan letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Rickey "R.D." James regarding the Task Force’s priorities for the Great Lakes region as the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) develops its fiscal year (FY) 2021 work plan.

 

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies, released the following statement highlighting the Northern Ohio priorities included in the House-passed 2021 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, legislation she introduced and shepherded through Congress. The legislation funds the Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior programs, and other related agencies.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the House passed her 2021 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The legislation funds the Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior programs, and other related agencies. The bill was passed as a part of a bipartisan omnibus package that funds the federal government through September 2021.

 

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies, released the following statement on the massive cybersecurity breach affecting federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy:

 

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Bill Huizenga (D-MI) applaud the passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) today in the House of Representatives. This bipartisan effort prioritizes the health and well-being of the Great Lakes as a whole and places a necessary focus on the viability of these beloved bodies of water. With today’s vote, the bipartisan and bicameral agreement now heads to the Senate for final approval.