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

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.

October 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) took to the floor of the U.S. House to share stories from individuals who have been organizing supply shipments to Puerto Rico. Kaptur also inserted a story from a constituent’s relative in the Congressional record.

Key excerpts from the speech:

“What a privilege it has been for me to know, and do my best to help, community leaders in Lorain, Ohio who have been engaged in the Puerto Rican relief effort following Hurricane Maria.”

October 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) spoke at a press conference with colleagues today to urge action and attention from the Trump Administration regarding the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

September 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) today signed onto a letter urging further action from the Trump Administration to ensure that Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands receive the assistance and help needed to deal with the ongoing crisis after Hurricane Maria.

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.