Foreign Affairs

U.S. foreign policy must reflect the needs of new levels of interdependence globally. Our foreign policy should encourage economic and democratic growth and protect national security. While maintaining our sovereignty, the U.S. supports the efforts of international organizations in peacekeeping and crisis management. As a partner for peace, the U.S. can assist in negotiations in the troubled regions of the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere. Northern Ohio has a proud immigrant tradition that has enriched our community with diverse and worldly citizens.
 

CHINA

Congresswoman Kaptur serves as a member of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Sino-US relations are never far from the congressional agenda: bilateral trade imbalance, national security, human rights, currency manipulation, intellectual property rights, or cyber-warfare. For more on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, click here.
 

EASTERN EUROPE

Congresswoman Kaptur serves as co-chair of the Congressional Hungarian-American Caucus and also the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus. She is a member of the Congressional Caucus on Poland and the Congressional Caucus on Central and Eastern Europe.

Our nation has much to gain from alliances with the emerging democracies that were formerly under Soviet domination. Congresswoman Kaptur, a Polish-American, is always seeking opportunities to deepen the relationships between Northern Ohio and Eastern Europe. Stronger ties can strengthen both regions economically, strategically and culturally. Also, much has been done to recognize those who lost their lives in the fight against oppression by commemorating the Holocaust, the Great Ukrainian Famine in 1933, and the Katyn Massacre. It is important that we remember and honor those who lost their lives and suffered at the hands of Nazi and Soviet oppression.
 

MIDDLE EAST

The ongoing Middle East conflict is perhaps the most vexing diplomatic quandary in the world. As a superpower, the U.S. has both the opportunity and responsibility to help bring stability to this volatile and strategic region. The U.S. must be an honest broker for peace and revisit a peace process. We must encourage people-to-people contact in the region so we can eliminate hatred and highlight common bonds between neighbors. The pathway to peace can be paved by grass-roots diplomacy in addition to governmental compromise. Peace in the region is possible if all sides distance themselves from extremism and open themselves to frank dialogue. The U.S. can help usher in a new era of hope for the region and the world.
 

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October 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement on the passing of Colin Powell.

October 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Andy Harris (R-MD) released the following statement related to the filling of independent supervisory board seats at Naftogaz.

September 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes an amendment she co-led with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) requiring mandatory sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

September 7, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of an additional $60 million in security assistance, and $45 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine.

September 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus (CUC) Co-Chairs Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) released the following statement after CUC members and allies met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

August 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement on the loss of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak in the terror attack on Kabul Airport.

August 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement on the loss of American forces in Afghanistan.

August 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Andy Harris (R-MD) released the following statement on the 30th Anniversary of Ukraine's Independence Day.

June 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Ukraine Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Andy Harris (R-MD), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), heralded the allocation of a $150 million package for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which will be used to help Ukraine better defend itself against Russian aggression.

June 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Andy Harris (R-MD), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), sent a bipartisan letter to President Biden ahead of the upcoming G7, NATO, and U.S.-EU Summits, and his meeting with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.