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.
 

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March 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released a comprehensive COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide for constituents of Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District. The guide was distributed via email as an eNewsletter and social media. To view and download the guide, go to https://kaptur.house.gov/guide.

 

The COVID-19 Information and Resources Guide, includes:

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, released the following statement in response to the passage of historic families and workers-first legislation, which will now go to the President’s desk for his signature.

 

“At this historic moment for our beloved nation, we come together to pass the largest federal boost to our economy in modern history,” said Rep. Kaptur. “This package is “For Our People.” It will save lives and our economy.”

March 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), provided the following update to the constituents of Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District regarding the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19. The update was distributed via email as an eNewsletter. To receive future updates from Rep. Kaptur regarding COVID-19 and other important issues, sign up at https://kaptur.house.gov/contact/newsletter.

 

Dear Friends,

 

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted in support of H.R. 6074, an emergency supplemental appropriations bill to address the coronavirus outbreak:

 

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Trump Administration’s FY 2021 budget request for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA):

 

Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery

 

The Subcommittee will come to order.

 

March 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Trump Administration’s FY 2021 budget request for Department of Energy (DOE) applied energy programs.

 

Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery

 

February 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a Subcommittee hearing on the Trump Administration’s FY 2021 budget request for the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE Secretary Dan Brouillette testified on behalf of the Administration.

 

Rep. Kaptur Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery

 

February 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), a senior Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, announced her nominations for candidates from Ohio’s 9th Congressional District to the nation’s leading service institutions: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

 

January 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus, delivered the following speech on the floor of the House of Representatives urging her Senate colleagues to vote in favor of additional witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, including President Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), voted in favor of a War Powers Resolution to limit President Trump’s military actions regarding Iran. This resolution reiterates that only Congress can declare war and affirms that Congress has not authorized the use of military force against Iran. Hence, it states that any further military action in Iran requires Congress’ action. Rep.