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June 11, 2008 Press Release
The need for action is underscored by the slowing economy. The U.S. has lost jobs for five straight months; unemployment rose to 5.5 percent in May.

In Ohio, 335,000 workers are unemployed. The unemployment rate in Ohio is 5.6 percent. In the Ninth District, the jobless rate is 7.6% in Ottawa County, 6.5% in Lucas County, 6.3% in Erie County and 6.2% in Lorain County.

June 10, 2008 Press Release
Marcy Kaptur, expressing deep concern over a growing shortage of food at local pantries and soup kitchens, contributed 10,000 pounds of Ohio-grown potatoes to the Toledo Seagate Food Bank.

Congresswoman Kaptur directed $1,000 from a Congressional pay raise account—which consists of funds from the congressional pay raises that
June 10, 2008 Press Release
Congresswoman Kaptur directed $1,000 from a Congressional pay raise account—which consists of funds from the congressional pay raises that she has refused to accept—to purchase the potatoes from Michael Farms, a family-owned business in Champaign County. Kaptur said she was able to purchase 10,000 pounds of Ohio potatoes for $1,000 (or, $1 per 10-pound bag).

June 5, 2008 Press Release

“This honor showcases the excellent workers and companies who call Toledo their home,” Kaptur said. “Toledo-made and American-made products are superior because the workers who make them are among the most talented, dedicated, and hardest-working in the world, and they deserve this national recognition.”

June 4, 2008 Press Release
“This resolution by the House recognizes two well-known lawmakers, two favorite sons of our community,” Congresswoman Kaptur said.
May 23, 2008 Press Release

“The high cost of energy in general, and gasoline in particular, is putting a real squeeze on American families,” said Congresswoman Kaptur. “Drivers are paying the price because the Bush Administration failed to produce an energy policy.”

May 21, 2008 Press Release
Marcy's remarks at the 2008 International Association of Machinists (IAM) Legislative Conference, where she was presented with the Official Fighting Machinist Eagle award.  The presentation followed a video commemorating her October 2007 speech on the Machinists strike at
May 20, 2008 Speech
 Machinists President R. Thomas Buffenbarger and Vice President Richard P. Michalski present Kaptur with the Official Fighting Machinist Eagle award.
May 20, 2008 Press Release
“Senator Ted Kennedy, the lion of the Senate and always a fighter for causes such as national health care, social justice and help for the poorest Americans, is in our hearts and prayers today as he fights against illness. I join with our community in sending heartfelt wishes for a rapid recovery to the Senator.”
May 16, 2008 Press Release
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended until May 30 the deadline for farmers in the Sandusky Watershed to apply for the Conservation Security Program (CSP).

The Sandusky Watershed includes certain farms located in eastern Ottawa County and western Erie County, which are located in the Ninth Congressional District.