Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

National Security


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.


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.


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

September 18, 2017 Press Release

Toledo, OH -- The University of Toledo will teach more than 2,000 local high school students and teachers how to use mathematics and computational thinking to solve cybersecurity problems in smart vehicles as part of a new $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

September 5, 2017 Press Release

Toledo, OH – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

August 21, 2017 Press Release

Toledo, OH -- Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after President Donald Trump's speech regarding U.S. strategy in Afghanistan:

"There can be no blank check for war anywhere. Committing more American troops without a clear path forward will not lead to the resolution of this sixteen-year war.

August 13, 2017 Press Release

Toledo, OH -- Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement:

"No community should have to endure what Charlottesville has endured today. My heart breaks for the tragic loss of life and violence that occurred against those who were standing up for liberty and against hate.

June 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), introduced legislation, H.R. 3033 the Aeronautics Innovation Act of 2017, which creates funding and programmatic stability for NASA to mature and demonstrate new aeronautics technology that will continue to secure the Nation’s position as the world’s leading air and economic power.

June 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and 200 Members of Congress filed a federal lawsuit against President Trump for violating one of the Constitution’s critical anti-corruption provisions: the Foreign Emoluments Clause. The emoluments clause prohibits the President from accepting foreign payments without seeking and receiving Congressional authorization.

June 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), a senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced the inclusion of $15 million in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill for the 180th Fighter Wing. The funds will be used to replace and upgrade the temporary hangers that are part of North American Air Defense Command’s (NORAD) mission.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Below is a statement attributable to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) regarding the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel.

“The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller is an overdue but constructive first step in ensuring a proper investigation of Trump Administration ties to Russia and Russian interests occurs within the Department of Justice.

May 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Member of the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations, and Co-chair of Congress’ Ukraine, Hungary and Poland Caucuses, today issued the following statement: 

May 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) a senior Member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the Congress’ Ukraine, Hungary and Poland Caucuses issued the following statement, on the firing of FBI Director James Comey: