Representative Marcy Kaptur's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 9, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
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9/26/16 Scott, Nadler and 68 Members of Congress Applaud NLRB's Columbia University Decision 9/22/16 Protecting Our Water From Microcystin Toxins 9/14/16 No Lameduck Vote on TPP 9/14/16 Kaptur Pursues Opioid Treatment Funds 9/14/16 Turner Requests Explanation From FBI on Clinton Holiday News Dumps 9/13/16 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Calling for Budget Anomalies to Address Opioid Epidemic 9/08/16 Kaptur: National Science Foundation Awards UToledo Researcher $210,000 9/03/16 Kaptur Commends Special $45,291 Federal Award To Berea Fire Department 8/18/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Make Tibet a Priority in Final Months in Office 8/11/16 Kaptur: Low-Interest Federal Loan Aims to End Raw Sewage Dumping in Lake Erie 8/01/16 Kaptur Hails Toledo Zoo Award for Lake Sturgeon Project 7/27/16 Kaptur: University of Toledo Awarded $235,035 from National Science Foundation 7/25/16 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 7/22/16 Kelleys Island Land Field Airport Secures $171,100 for Runway Improvements 7/20/16 Kaptur Praises Two-Year $151,100 Federal Award for Cancer Research at UT 7/20/16 Kaptur Applauds HUD Award of $1.65 Million to Erie County to Protect Children and Families from Dangerous Lead in Homes 7/19/16 Kaptur: Ohio Union Receives $336,157 for National Hazardous Material Training 7/18/16 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children 7/15/16 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Urging Investigation into Chinese Railcar Deal that Threatens National Security 7/14/16 Rep. Kaptur Applauds $700 Million Retool of the Toledo Jeep North Assembly Plant 7/13/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns 7/13/16 Kaptur: $3.1 Million Grant to put First Responders Back on the Job at Lorain Fire 7/12/16 Kaptur: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Receive $22.1 Million In Airport Improvement Federal Funds 7/09/16 Rep. Kaptur Hails Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 7/09/16 GAO Confirms Inquiry of Central States Pension Fund Investments 7/08/16 Rep. Kaptur, House Democrats Continue to Press for Laws to Prevent Gun Violence 7/08/16 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. 7/07/16 Providing for Consideration of Conference Report on S. Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of and for Other Purposes 7/07/16 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People 7/07/16 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 7/07/16 Republicans Strike Rep. Kaptur's Postal Service Improvement Provision 7/06/16 Opposing the Point of Order Regarding the Mail-Delivery Standards in H.R. 5485 7/06/16 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017 7/06/16 Gun Ownership is Not An Absolute Right 7/06/16 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016 7/05/16 GAO to Prove Financially Struggling Central States Pension Fund 7/05/16 Letter to Ms. Mary Anne Penner, Director of Stamp Services of the Postal Service - Issue an Alzheimer's Research Semipostal Stamp 7/02/16 Rep. Kaptur Encourages Local Northern Ohio Apprenticeship Programs to Compete for ApprenticeshipUSA Industry Intermediary Contracts 7/01/16 Kaptur Praises $1.3 Million in Job Training Funds to Toledo's Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio 7/01/16 Development is a Major Step in Ending Veteran Homelessness in Toledo, Ohio 6/30/16 Congress Jumps on Bandwagon to Reduce Biologic Drug Exclusivity Term 6/30/16 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule 6/29/16 Rep. Kaptur, Cleveland Community Leaders Focus On Postal Service Improvements 6/29/16 Kaptur Heralds $4.27 Million in Homeland Security Funds 6/28/16 Cleveland Offshore Wind Farm Project Awarded $40 Million DOE Grant 6/27/16 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State - Investigate and Prosecute Syrian War Crimes 6/24/16 Kaptur Joins 'Sit-In' to Stand Up to Gun Manufacturers 6/21/16 Rep. Kaptur, Sen. Brown, Others Seek GAO Inquiry Into Handling of Central States Pension Fund Investments 6/20/16 Letter to President Barack Obama - Create Special Envoy for Palestinian Youth 6/15/16 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis

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