National Security

DEFENDING AMERICA AND PROTECTING THE HOMELAND

As a member of the Defense Subcommittee of House Appropriations, Congresswoman Kaptur is guided by two major themes: guaranteeing national security and restoring energy independence. Congress must make sure our servicemen and servicewomen are the best trained and best equipped soldiers in the world. We must provide the most modern defense systems and equipment for our forces, including Guard and Reserve units.

It is also critical that our government secure the defense industrial base and recapture key defense technologies from foreign outsourcing.
 

RESTORING AMERICA’S ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

Northern Ohio is the “#1 Green Energy Community” in the U.S. and our technology and experience in alternative energy allow us the opportunity to showcase projects that restore our nation’s energy independence.

We hope to lead our nation’s efforts to secure energy independence at all U.S. military bases and installations. That leadership is on display at the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo. Its 783-kilowatt solar electric generation plant last year provided an annual utility savings of $150,000 and used 99.7% local content—which means jobs in the community.

Congresswoman Kaptur has championed creation of a federal policy on strategic metals. A $90 million beryllium plant in Elmore, Ohio is a prime example of public-private partnership. The Department of Defense and Materion Corporation (formerly Brush Wellman) collaborated on the factory with federal funding under Title III of the Defense Production Act.
 

BUY AMERICA LEGISLATION

Congresswoman Kaptur has always supported strong Buy America provisions in defense legislation in order to support the defense industrial base, which is critical to our nation’s national security.

Buy America provisions help small companies, such as tool and die manufacturers, foundry operators and machinists in Northern Ohio, compete with larger defense contractors on Pentagon contracts.
 

More on National Security

August 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and 173 other House Democrats in sending a new letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, calling for the reversal of policies that have worsened the crisis facing the Postal Service and exacerbated a dramatic increase in delayed and undelivered mail.

 

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement after the fiscal year 2021 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill, legislation she introduced and championed through the Appropriations Committee, passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Energy and Water Development bill funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior programs, the Department of Energy, and other related agencies.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement after President Trump suggested delaying the November election, a power granted exclusively to the United States Congress, as he increases his attacks on voting from home.

 

July 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies, released the following statement after the Subcommittee approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2021 bill.

June 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), testified before the House Committee on Administration’s Subcommittee on Elections during a hearing entitled: The Impact of COVID-19 on Voting Rights and Election Administration: Ensuring Safe and Fair Elections.

 

June 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Chairwoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Chairman Peter J.

June 8, 2020 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), in addition to Caucus Member, Rep.

May 22, 2020 Press Release

Cleveland, OH – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) released the following statement after the Trump Administration rejected the certification of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s (NOACA) request for direct federal funding from the Department of the Treasury through the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The Trump Administration conveyed its decision in a letter from the Department of Treasury to Representatives Kaptur, Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), David Joyce (R-OH) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

May 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) joined 78 of her House colleagues in urging House Leadership to include a “Restoration and Resilience Jobs” program in future economic recovery packages. In April 2019, Rep. Kaptur introduced the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act of 2019, legislation to reestablish and build upon the historic achievements of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act), ahead of a vote on the bill scheduled for Friday evening.