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June 12, 2007
WASHINGTON,DC- Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) announced today that MidwestOptoelectronics of Toledo will be awarded $99,455 from the Department ofEnergy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to further its path-breakingwork in solar cell technology.

June 12, 2007
"It's always been said that if you don't like the policies of the BushAdministration, wait six months. Six months ago he opposed many of thesteps he is suggesting today. Furthermore, what the President hassuggested today I proposed several years ago.

June 12, 2007
"The record-breaking hemorrhage of America'sgood jobs continues unabated as evidenced by the latest trade deficit figuresreleased today," said Kaptur. "Every billion dollars in deficit equalsmore than 10,000 jobs lost. At the same time, the U.S.is becoming more and more beholden to foreign interests who are financing thisnet deficit.

June 12, 2007
April 3, 2006

The HonorableMichael Leavitt, Secretary
U.S.Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20201

Dear SecretaryLeavitt:


June 12, 2007
WASHINGTON,DC- In celebration of Women's History Month, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9)introduced the Honoring Female Pioneers Act today that createsa U.S.postage stamp honoring four female Congressional pioneers: Jeannette Rankin(R-MT), Mary Teresa Norton (D-NJ), Patsy Mink (D-HI), and Shirley Chisholm(D-NY).

June 12, 2007
"This amendment would have allowed Congress to oversee exactlyhow the billions in taxpayer dollars are being spent in Iraq and in the GulfCoast,"said Kaptur.

June 12, 2007
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture is the federal agency charged withresponding to problems created by invasive species, such as the Emerald AshBorer, and has not followed Congressional directives," said Kaptur.

June 12, 2007
"To ignore the public outcry over this ill conceived plan is absolutelyirresponsible," said Kaptur. "The American people elected us to dosomething when an issue like this comes up."

Last afternoon, Republicans voted to block consideration of a bill thatwould have immediately stopped the Bush-Dubai ports deal.


June 12, 2007
TOLEDO,OHIO-- Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) reminded working families today at the MargaretHuntCommunity Centerthat they may be eligible for a credit "refund" on their taxes through theEarned Income Tax Credit. Kaptur pointed out where local Volunteer IncomeTax Assistance (VITA) sites are available to provide free taxpreparations.

June 12, 2007
TOLEDO,OHIO -Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), a strong opponent of the outsourcing of U.S. port operations toforeign owned firms, today called for investigations by both the HouseGovernment Reform Committee and the Treasury Inspector General into the BushAdministration's approval of the management of U.S.ports by Dubai Ports World.