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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).

June 12, 2007 Press Release
"The Tricare web site is now part of Tricare.mil," said Congresswoman Kaptur, who serves on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee.

"The newly designed site is a one-stop shop," said Congresswoman Kaptur.

TRICARE is the health care plan for the uniformed services, retirees and their families, serving a beneficiary population of more than 9.2 million people.

June 12, 2007 Press Release
The study will focus on recurring low-oxygen episodes, known as hypoxia, in the lake. After a period of decline in hypoxic events during the 1980s and early 1990s, the episodes have once against become a critical issue because they can kill fish and create algal blooms, particularly in the warm and shallow Western Basin.

"The reappearance of 'dead zones'

June 12, 2007 Press Release
"This university is going to help lead America into a new day of energy independence," Congresswoman Kaptur said to audience of approximately 40 people during a ceremony in McMaster Hall on the UT campus. "In fact, this university is going to be a world leader.

"The Department of Defense joins as a new partner because it also understands that America

June 12, 2007 Press Release
The cost-of-living (COLA) increase in 2006 was 4.1%. The COLA adjustments are based on the Consumer Price Index.

The COLA increase will be reflected in Social Security checks starting in January 2007, while the increase for Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries will begin on December 30.

June 12, 2007 Press Release
Congresswoman Kaptur, a leading critic of "free trade" policies, responded to this morning's Commerce Department report that the U.S. trade deficit in August hit another record for a single month--$69.9 billion. That figure exceeded the previous record of $68.0 billion, set the month before. The August deficit far exceeded analysts' expectations of $66.4 billion.

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