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.
Testing biofuels at the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo. Dependence on imported energy is our chief strategic vulnerability.


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

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:

April 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement:

February 28, 2017 Press Release

February 28, 2017
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Kaptur stands with Judiciary Democrats to push for investigation regarding President Trump, Russia and conflicts of interest

January 29, 2017 Press Release

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Kaptur statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration and refugees

January 11, 2017 Press Release


January 11, 2017
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January 11, 2017 In The News

The Constitution clearly states: “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”

November 17, 2016 Press Release

November 17, 2016                                                                           

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Kaptur Slams Republican Leaders in Congress for Failing to Pass Critical 2017 Budget and Department Funding Bills