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June 12, 2007 Press Release
Other winners include:

Runners up: Sonya Shiffler (Waite High School) and Blythe Worstell (Whitmer High School)

June 12, 2007 Press Release
According to Oberlin Fire Chief Dennis Kirin, the federal award will be used to purchase a mobile “live fire simulator” for use in training firefighters in Oberlin and throughout the area. It is estimated that the federal award will cover 95 percent of the cost of the simulator, with five percent coming from local sources.

June 12, 2007 Press Release
Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution grants to the legislative branch the power "to regulate commerce with foreign nations."

Fast track is an artifice that emasculates the role of the legislative branch and transfers undue power over international trade to the executive branch. It empowers the executive branch to negotiate and sign international

June 12, 2007 Press Release
"The Earned Income Tax Credit brings hundreds of thousands of tax dollars back to our community," said Congresswoman Kaptur. "The Earned Income Credit is there for working families who qualify, but to get it, they have to claim it on their tax forms.

The Earned Income Credit, Kaptur explained, is a tax credit for people who

June 12, 2007 Press Release
"As a longtime advocate for ethanol and the development of biodiesel technologies, I am thrilled that our new Democratic Majority has tackled this important matter so early in its session. I am pleased that today we are taking some important steps in shifting how federal resources are used - taking them away from preferential treatment for an industry with record profits and instead
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."

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