Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

Great Lakes Restoration

Great Lakes Restoration

Since the creation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), our nation has made strides in reviving and protecting our nation’s greatest freshwater treasure — our Great Lakes. Under the GLRI, we have supported more than 2,000 projects, removed 42 health impairments from 17 contaminated sites, and delisted finished work at six toxic areas of concern.

 

Kaptur is fighting in Congress to ensure the GLRI is fully funded through her role as a Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Taks Force and from her seat on the on the Appropriations Committee, which has jurisdiction over spending. This includes protecting programs like Sea Grant and ensuring that the Federal government provides adequate assistance and resources in combatting the damage of harmful algal blooms (HABs).

 

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur: Lake Erie Leaders event (July 10, 2017)

Congersswoman Kaptur convened a group of experts from Ohio Sea Grant, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Cleveland Water Alliance to speak with citizens of the Ninth District about the economic and environmental health of the Great Lakes.

More on Great Lakes Restoration

May 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Dave Joyce (R-OH) along with some of their bipartisan colleagues, sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, in support of the Great Lakes Advisory Board. Recently, the EPA has threated the establishment and composition of the much-needed advisory group, which sparked the need for the letter after multiple attempts of outreach to the agency by Reps Joyce and Kaptur.

Excerpts of the letter read:

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation, released the following statement after voting no for the GOP led Farm Bill:

“America needs Congress to pass a bipartisan Farm Bill, not engage in political theatrics. Congress must immediately go back to the drawing board and produce a real Farm Bill that shows respect for our nation’s farmers and as well as consumers.

April 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, today announced $249,000 in federal conservation funds for the Bay Point Conservation Project in Ottawa County. The investment comes from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, today issued the following statement after news the State of Ohio will declare the open waters of Lake Erie impaired.

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.

March 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) issued the following statements today after the U.S.

February 22, 2018 Press Release

Cleveland — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), released the following statement after news that the State of Ohio and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reached a settlement in the lawsuit regarding the disposal of dredged material at the Port of Cleveland.

February 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition Co-Chairs, Congressman David P. Joyce (OH-14) and Rick Nolan (MN-08), released the following statement after news President Trump’s budget would cut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 90%, from $300 million to $30 million.

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.

February 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) issued a statement applauding a letter from Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL), Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and a group of 24 bipartisan colleagues, urging a prompt and on-time completion of the Brandon Road Study, a critical milestone for a project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.