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Marcy Kaptur's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 9, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
Date Title
Aug. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office
Aug. 11, 2016 Kaptur: Low-Interest Federal Loan Aims to End Raw Sewage Dumping in Lake Erie
Aug. 1, 2016 Kaptur Hails Toledo Zoo Award for Lake Sturgeon Project
July 27, 2016 Kaptur: University of Toledo Awarded $235,035 from National Science Foundation
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief
July 22, 2016 Kelleys Island Land Field Airport Secures $171,100 for Runway Improvements
July 20, 2016 Kaptur Applauds HUD Award of $1.65 Million to Erie County to Protect Children and Families from Dangerous Lead in Homes
July 20, 2016 Kaptur Praises Two-Year $151,100 Federal Award for Cancer Research at UT
July 19, 2016 Kaptur: Ohio Union Receives $336,157 for National Hazardous Material Training
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security
July 14, 2016 Rep. Kaptur Applauds $700 Million Retool of the Toledo Jeep North Assembly Plant
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns
July 13, 2016 Kaptur: $3.1 Million Grant to put First Responders Back on the Job at Lorain Fire
July 12, 2016 Kaptur: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Receive $22.1 Million In Airport Improvement Federal Funds
July 9, 2016 Rep. Kaptur Hails Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
July 9, 2016 GAO Confirms Inquiry of Central States Pension Fund Investments
July 8, 2016 Rep. Kaptur, House Democrats Continue to Press for Laws to Prevent Gun Violence
July 8, 2016 Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) joined the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to announce the award of $1,948,415 in federal research funds to The University of Toledo's Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology research endeavors. The research project is funded for five years at $389,683 per year, and managed by The University of Toledo Medical School Professor R. Mark Wooten for the purpose of the "Intravital assessment of Borrelia burgdorferi immune clearance in skin," which is the causative agent of Lyme disease. "This is further national recognition for the important research being done at The University of Toledo," said Kaptur. "Lyme disease affects 300,000 Americans each year, a number far greater than previously thought, and 40% of whom end up with long-term, serious health concerns. There are no current tests available to definitively prove if the Lyme organism is eradicated or that the patient is cured. Research such as this will help us to know more about Lyme disease." "Researchers have had a hard time gaining an accurate understanding of how this bacterium acts in humans and other hosts since they are obligate parasites (can only survive within animals, not in artificial cultures)," said Professor Wooten of The University of Toledo. "Our group at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences has been able to develop advanced microscopy models that allow us to directly observe the bacteria within the skin of individual intact living mice without harming the animal, and can then continuously observe how they interact with the host's immune cells over long periods of time. This NIH-funded study will use these methods to identify key mechanisms that allow the bacteria to evade the host's immune responses, with the hope they will provide new targets for Lyme disease-directed therapies." Kaptur is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, which has oversight over the National Institute of Health.
July 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Call on Department of Veterans Affairs to Ban Confederate Flags from Veteran Cemeteries
July 7, 2016 Providing for Consideration of Conference Report on S. Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of and for Other Purposes
July 7, 2016 Republicans Strike Rep. Kaptur's Postal Service Improvement Provision
July 6, 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017
July 6, 2016 Gun Ownership is Not An Absolute Right
July 6, 2016 Opposing the Point of Order Regarding the Mail-Delivery Standards in H.R. 5485
July 6, 2016 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016
July 5, 2016 Letter to Ms. Mary Anne Penner, Director of Stamp Services of the Postal Service - Issue an Alzheimer's Research Semipostal Stamp
July 5, 2016 GAO to Prove Financially Struggling Central States Pension Fund
July 2, 2016 Rep. Kaptur Encourages Local Northern Ohio Apprenticeship Programs to Compete for ApprenticeshipUSA Industry Intermediary Contracts
July 1, 2016 Development is a Major Step in Ending Veteran Homelessness in Toledo, Ohio
July 1, 2016 Kaptur Praises $1.3 Million in Job Training Funds to Toledo's Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio
June 30, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule
June 30, 2016 Congress Jumps on Bandwagon to Reduce Biologic Drug Exclusivity Term
June 29, 2016 Kaptur Heralds $4.27 Million in Homeland Security Funds
June 29, 2016 Rep. Kaptur, Cleveland Community Leaders Focus On Postal Service Improvements
June 28, 2016 Cleveland Offshore Wind Farm Project Awarded $40 Million DOE Grant
June 27, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State- Investigate and Prosecute Syrian War Crimes
June 24, 2016 Kaptur Joins 'Sit-In' to Stand Up to Gun Manufacturers
June 21, 2016 Rep. Kaptur, Sen. Brown, Others Seek GAO Inquiry Into Handling of Central States Pension Fund Investments
June 20, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama- Create Special Envoy for Palestinian Youth
June 15, 2016 PRESS RELEASE: Republicans Belly Flop on Kaptur Water Infrastructure Amendment
June 15, 2016 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis
June 14, 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency
June 13, 2016 Cleveland wind project awarded $40 million DOE grant to develop Lake wind farm
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections In The Trans-Pacific Partnership
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
June 3, 2016 Congressional Full Employment Caucus Statement on May Jobs Report
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives - Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban
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