Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

Kaptur stands up in Appropriations Committee to demand Army Corps release Brandon Road Study

July 12, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) stood up today, as Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, to demand the Army Corps of Engineers release the Brandon Road Study.

The Amendment was bipartisan and is the exact same as Kaptur’s Stop Asian Carp Now Act, which would require the Army Corps to release the report within seven days of enactment.

Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH-14) and Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI-04) joined her effort as cosponsors of the amendment.

Kaptur ultimately withdrew her Amendment as Energy and Water Appropriations Chair Mike Simpson (R-ID-02), in a show of bipartisanship, pledged to work with Kaptur, Joyce, Moolenaar and the other Great Lakes members to urge the Army Corps to release the report. 

Kaptur closed her remarks by saying: “We’ve got to put petty interests aside and figure out how to save the Great Lakes.”