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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.

June 12, 2007 Press Release
Congresswoman Kaptur voted in favor of the bipartisan Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (S. 2430), which was sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) and U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI). The bill passed the House by a voice vote. It was amended in the House, however, and must now go back to the Senate for approval.

June 12, 2007 Press Release
Cleveland-based Brush Wellman, the world's only fully integrated producer of beryllium, chose Elmore over another company facility located in Utah as the site for the $40-60 million investment in a primary beryllium facility.

"This is a red-letter day for Elmore and for Ottawa County," said Congresswoman Kaptur, who has worked to appropriate more than $18 million

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