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June 12, 2007 Press Release
Congresswoman Kaptur, who is currently serving her 13th term from Ohio's Ninth Congressional District, was one of 21 Democrats who Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named to the panel.

"Our nation faces daunting fiscal challenges," said Congresswoman Kaptur. "I am looking forward to this opportunity to work with Chairman

June 12, 2007 Press Release
"This legislation will make higher education more affordable for students-and parents-from working class families throughout our country," said Congresswoman Kaptur, who voted for the legislation (H.R. 5) that passed the House on a vote of 356-71.

"Passage of the College Student Relief act will put higher education within

June 12, 2007 Press Release
"It took a Democratic-controlled House to pass this much-needed legislation," Congresswoman Kaptur said. "In a previous Congress, I had tried to bring forward an amendment on negotiated prices, but was refused a vote by the Republican leadership. The real winners today are not only the American taxpayers but also the estimated 42 million Americans who are eligible for
June 12, 2007 Press Release
Implementation of the 9-11 Commission recommendations is one of the top priorities of the Democratic-controlled House and the vote was seen as a sign of the strength of the new majority. On final passage, 231 Democrats voted in favor (two were absent). Sixty-eight Republicans supported the measure, with 128 Republicans opposed.

"Port security is essential to America's homeland security," said

June 12, 2007 Press Release
Late this afternoon, the House voted 315-116 in favor of the bill. Approximately 13 million Americans would enjoy a higher standard of living and increased purchasing power as a result of raising the minimum wage.

"Raising the minimum wage gives value again to the ethic of work itself," Congresswoman Kaptur said. "This is a working women's issue and also a children's issue."

June 12, 2007 Press Release
Congresswoman Kaptur, who has more of the Lake Erie coastline in her district than any other Member, worked together with colleagues on the congressional Great Lakes Task Force in writing Admiral Thad W. Allen, commandant of the Coast Guard. They expressed concern about the Coast Guard proposal to conduct "live fire" weapons training exercises in 34
June 12, 2007 Press Release
"Although the deficit in October was the lowest since August of last year, we're still on pace for a record deficit in 2006," Kaptur said. "The Bush Administration's trade policy is to drive down the value of the U.S. dollar. That puts us even more at the mercy of foreign investors who finance our debt, and our position becomes more precarious with each passing month. We continue
June 12, 2007 Press Release
The Iraq Study Group has provided a readable, working document that affirms the situation in Iraq is "grave and deteriorating," and that "time is running out" for a U.S. success strategy. Indeed, the report attests that 79 percent of the Iraqi people do not believe the U.S. presence there is constructive. As I have affirmed many times since the Abu Ghraib
June 12, 2007 Press Release
Congresswoman Kaptur, a member of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, spoke at a recent conference on bio-based products at the Pentagon.

Also attending were Secretary Gordon England of the United States Air Force, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).

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