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.

More on Energy

September 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), who co-led Conference Committee negotiations as a member of the Appropriations “Minibus” Conference Committee, announced Ohio priorities secured in the spending deal which covers the Department of Energy, Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Construction, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Legislative Branch.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – During congressional debate on a related bill, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) today sought inclusion of her bipartisan amendment to provide relief to communities impacted by the potential closure of nuclear plants. The amendment would establish the National Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program within the U.S. Department of Energy, and provide grants of up to 80% of lost tax revenue to local governments. The grants would decrease by 10% each year.

May 7, 2018 Press Release

Thank you Chairman Simpson and all Members of this great subcommittee that consistently endeavors to work on a bipartisan basis to produce bills that meet our nation’s priorities in energy, water, and nuclear capabilities for domestic needs as well as security. As always, we applaud that our subcommittee bill is among the first out of the starting gate for 2019. This does not happen by chance and I am grateful for the excellent working relationship we and our Members have, Mr. Chairman. This is an achievement worthy of emulation in this Congress.  

March 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the Dean of the Ohio Delegation and senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding the release of the Omnibus Appropriations package that would fund the government through September 30, 2018.

February 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of Ohio’s delegation in Congress and a senior Member of the Appropriations Committee which oversees government spending, issued the following statement after the release of President Trump’s budget.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Ranking Member of the Energy and Subcommittee on Appropriations, today announced nearly $2.4 million in Department of Energy funding to The University of Toledo for a three-year research initiative on algae derived fuel research.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Ranking Member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, joined as a lead cosponsor of H.R. 3681, the ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill authorizes reasonable growth in funding for ARPA-E through 2022. The bill was introduced by Ranking Member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). Additional lead cosponsors on the bill are Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT).

May 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee, today issued the following statement:

“Though imperfect, this compromise funding bill to fund the remainder of this fiscal year comes at a welcome time. Congress can now send a signal of stability and security to the American people. With this agreement, we will finally and fully fund federal agencies for the remainder of the year and avert another manufactured funding crisis. 

March 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump issued a series of sweeping executive orders that rollback critical rules and protections on the environment.

Kaptur statement: