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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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 7/13/16 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 GAO Confirms Inquiry of Central States Pension Fund Investments 7/09/16 Rep. Kaptur Hails Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 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. 7/08/16 Rep. Kaptur, House Democrats Continue to Press for Laws to Prevent Gun Violence 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 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People 7/07/16 Republicans Strike Rep. Kaptur's Postal Service Improvement Provision 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 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule 6/30/16 Congress Jumps on Bandwagon to Reduce Biologic Drug Exclusivity Term 6/29/16 Kaptur Heralds $4.27 Million in Homeland Security Funds 6/29/16 Rep. Kaptur, Cleveland Community Leaders Focus On Postal Service Improvements 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 Words From A Sexual Assault Survivor to Her Attacker 6/15/16 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis 6/15/16 Recognizing Michael Rubinger 6/15/16 PRESS RELEASE: Republicans Belly Flop on Kaptur Water Infrastructure Amendment 6/14/16 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 6/14/16 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 6/13/16 Cleveland wind project awarded $40 million DOE grant to develop Lake wind farm 6/13/16 Celebrating the History of St. Lucas Lutheran Church 6/09/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership 6/09/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections In The Trans-Pacific Partnership 6/09/16 Welcoming the Honorable Warren Davidson to the House of Representatives 6/09/16 Swearing in of the Honorable Warren Davidson, of Ohio, As A Member of the House 6/03/16 Congressional Full Employment Caucus Statement on May Jobs Report 5/31/16 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 5/26/16 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency- Protect Pollinators & Further Examine Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators 5/26/16 Statement of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur on the defeat of the FY 2017 Energy & Water Appropriations measure 5/25/16 Ukraine Caucus Statement On Savchenko Release 5/25/16 In Honor of Ambassador F. Hadyn Williams 5/25/16 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 5/24/16 Kaptur Statement on FY2017 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill 5/24/16 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 5/24/16 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 5/24/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel 5/20/16 Letter to Chairman Meredith Broadbent, International Trade Commission- Combat Illegal Trade

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