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June 12, 2007 Press Release
"We must reshape trade agreements in North America to ensure rising standards of living for our peoples," said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

The groups met in Ottawa on June 5, 2006, to extend the work of the first North American Forum held in Washington in May 2005. This second forum brought progressive legislators together

June 12, 2007 Press Release
Our coastal region can draw millions of visitors here annually by showcasing the beauty of our 'Bloom Coast’. Lucas and Lorain Counties are Ohio's flower capitals. Homeowners, businesses, organizations and local governments can visually show their support by beautifying their own property and neighborhood,” said Kaptur. “Through coordinated theme plantings, our region
June 12, 2007 Press Release
A hazardous substance grant of $200,000 and a petroleum grant of $200,000 will be used to conduct community outreach activities, perform environmental site assessments, and to investigate the impacts of exposures on at-risk populations.

The funding will aid the City and the Port Authority to identify potentially hazardous sites and prepare preliminary clean-up plans for those sites.

June 12, 2007 Press Release
"As we enjoy one of the most beautiful spring seasons on record, it seems an appropriate time to welcome the start of the Senior Farmers' Market Coupon Program," said Kaptur. "Since this effort began in the summer of 2001, it has provided more than $5 million in fresh fruits and vegetables to thousands of our region's older adults, while
June 12, 2007 Press Release
TOLEDO, OHIO - Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) released the following statement on the latest trade deficit numbers released by the Department of Commerce today. The trade deficit hit $62 billion in March, which is almost $10 billion more than the previous year's monthly deficit of $53.7 billion. The deficit
June 12, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) joined her colleagues in the House and Members of the Democratic Rural Working Group today to unveil a plan to invest in America, grow our energy, and establish energy independence. The Biofuels Energy package would rapidly expand the production and distribution of biofuels;
June 12, 2007 Press Release
Kaptur has been strongly advocating an eco-tourism theme presenting Lake Erie's coast as Ohio's "Bloom Coast" and has enlisted all stakeholders along the lakefront in that endeavor. The City of Vermilion and Lorain County are also interested in being part of Ohio's "Bloom Coast."

"Our hope is to broaden tourism on Lake Erie's south coast and that this

June 12, 2007 Press Release
Kaptur was joined by the USDA Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment Mark Rey, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Extension Service of Ohio State University, several area landscapers and nursery operators, and school children to bring community awareness to private home and land owners. She urged scout troops, school groups, the business
June 12, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) announced today that Midwest Optoelectronics of Toledo will be awarded $99,455 from the Department of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to further its path-breaking work in solar cell technology. This funding will be made available

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