Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio


The United States-Ukraine relationship is based on the universal desire for freedom, economic prosperity, and security. As a proud co-founder and co-chair of the Ukraine Caucus, Ms. Kaptur is committed to working with her colleagues to ensuring that the United States stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine as it continues on the path towards liberty. Since her first visit to Ukraine as a young woman, Kaptur has closely monitored Ukraine’s democratic developments. Given its fertile soil, resilient and proud people, and strategic location, Ukraine has tremendous potential and is the key for democratic transformation in the region.  

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States remains a steadfast ally of Ukraine. Kaptur works energetically to keep the flame for Ukraine alive in Congress. Amongst other Ukrainian priorities, she has advocated for strong humanitarian assistance, full support and integration of Internally Displaced People, and works with allies to ensure a diplomatic solution to fully restore Ukrainian territorial sovereignty.

Kaptur has worked to shine a light on Ukrainian women, particularly rural women who produce a majority of food domestically consumed and who have done much to hold the nation together. They serve as the bastion of society, feed their families and countrymen, and are important role models for younger generations. By increasing their access to markets and removing societal and legal limitations to their success, the international community can strengthen Ukraine’s social fabric.

More on Ukraine

March 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Ukraine Caucus Chairs, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Andy Harris (R-MD), Sander Levin (D-MI), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) issued a statement reaffirming support for Ukraine on the anniversary of Russia’s annexation and illegal occupation of Crimea:

November 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Ukraine Caucus Chairs, Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Andy Harris (R-MD), Sander Levin (D-MI), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), today said the following on the targeting of journalists in Russia including the continued imprisonment of Ukrainian journalist, Roman Sushchenko by Russian authorities:

November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Ukrainian Caucus Co-Chairs, Reps. Sander Levin (D-MI), Andy Harris (R-MD), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), today introduced a resolution commemorating the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide.

November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Dennis Ross (R-FL), and Chris Smith (R-NJ) have announced the formation of the Victims of Communism Caucus for the 115thCongress (2017-2019).

October 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the Dean of the Ohio Delegation, released the following statement regarding news that Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort was indicted:

“It is important that we let justice run its course, and let Mr. Mueller, the special prosecutor in this matter, do his job.

March 6, 2017 Press Release

Cleveland -- On Monday, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation and founding Co-chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, will hold a press availability regarding concerning reports that President Donald Trump's campaign met with Russian officials last year.

February 3, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), along with one other Democrat and two Republicans, today introduced a resolution aimed at uniting Congress behind a tougher line on Russian aggression in Ukraine. The resolution calls on Russia to stop violating the agreed upon cease-fire, and stop the violence in eastern Ukraine. Miss Kaptur, a founding co-chair of the House Ukraine Caucus, attributed the resolution to new attacks by Russia on Avdiivka in the Donetsk Region of Ukraine.

February 3, 2017 Press Release

Kaptur introduces bipartisan House Resolution calling on Russia to stop the bombing and violent attacks in eastern Ukraine
With many dead and dozens wounded, Kaptur leads call for Russia to stop the killing