Marcy (Marcy) Kaptur (D-09)

US Representative Marcy Kaptur

Marcy (Marcy) Kaptur (D-09)
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Capitol: 202.225.4146
FAX: 202.225.7711
District: 419.259.7500
Room 2186 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3509
17021 Lorain
Cleveland, OH 44111
Residence:Toledo, OH

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Automotive Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Poland
FC MemberPotato Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Full Employment Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ukraine Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional NASA Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Victims of Communism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refinery Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Tennis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Sugar Caucus
FC MemberHouse Lumber Trade Caucus
MemberHouse Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberFuture of American Media Caucus
Co-ChairHungarian American Caucus
FC MemberRussia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
Co-ChairGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Horse Caucus
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Georgia Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Defense
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Central and Eastern Europe
FC MemberMitochondrial Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Food Safety Caucus
FC MemberRock and Roll Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Quality Care Coalition
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC Member21st Century Health Care Caucus
FC MemberInternational Workers' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberMidwest High Speed Rail Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus


Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur proudly represents the working people of Ohio's Ninth Congressional District. She is currently the longest serving woman in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives and ranks among the most senior Members of the 116th Congress. Congresswoman Kaptur, a native Toledoan, lives in the same modest house where she grew up. She is a Polish-American with humble, working class roots. Her family operated a small grocery store and her mother later served on the original organizing committee of a trade union at the Champion Spark Plug factory in Toledo. After graduating from St. Ursula Academy, she became the first member of her family to attend college, earning a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin (1968) and later a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan. After working for 15 years as a city and regional planner, primarily in Toledo and Chicago, she accepted an appointment as a domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter. During his Administration, she helped maneuver 17 housing and neighborhood revitalization bills through Congress. In 1981, while pursuing a doctorate in urban planning and development finance at MIT, she was recruited by the Lucas County Democratic Party to run for Congress against a first-term Republican. In Washington, Kaptur fought vigorously to win a seat on the House Appropriations Committee. Today she serves as the first woman to Chair the influential House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which she considers an honor given the Ninth District stretches much of the southern Lake Erie coastline. Kaptur also serves as a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. She uses this assignment to advocate for a number of military assets throughout northern Ohio. Congresswoman also serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, which has jurisdiction over the Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Science Foundation. Born into a family steeped in patriotism and military service, Congresswoman Kaptur has made support for America's seniors, including veterans, the touchstone of her career in Congress. That dedication was displayed during the long legislative battle she waged to have a World War II memorial built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The memorial today is one of the most popular and beloved attractions in Washington, D.C. World War II veterans, now in their mid-eighties and nineties, are treated as heroes there every day. Congresswoman Kaptur's effort on the memorial and her advocacy on behalf of veterans led the Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor her with their prestigious Americanism Award. She has also received the Prisoner of War "Barbed Wire" Award for her commitment to veterans' affairs. She championed the cause of workers who got sick after exposure to beryllium by guiding a major piece of legislation to passage on their behalf. She has secured funding for a pathbreaking study into the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorders and other mental health issues among our armed forces. And she helped lead a community effort to save the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo when it was threatened by the base closure commission. Congresswoman Kaptur has always shown strong interest in America's standing in the world and its relations with other countries. She currently serves on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and co-chairs the Congressional Hungarian Caucus and also the Ukraine Caucus. A strong supporter of Middle East peace, she directed the first surplus farm commodities in 1999 to support the peace process in Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Congresswoman Kaptur remains dedicated to the development of democratic institutions globally. She has spearheaded private charitable efforts to alleviate suffering in nations such as Ukraine and Vietnam. As leader on issues related to international trade and human and labor rights, Kaptur has led the fight for fair trade laws, dating back to her opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement. In 1993, Congresswoman Kaptur was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Toledo in recognition of her "effective representation of the community." St. Ursula Academy named Kaptur Alumna of the Year in 1995. She is recipient of the Taubman College Distinguished Alumna award from the University of Michigan, making her the first woman so recognized and the first graduate of the Urban and Regional Planning Program to be so honored. Kaptur recently received the Director's Award from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for her commitment to increased understanding and appreciation of the peoples and cultures of Eurasia, Russia and East Europe. She was named the National Mental Health Association's "Legislator of the Year" for her championing mental health and received the 2002 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Kaptur is also the author of a book, Women in Congress- A Twentieth Century Odyssey, that was published by Congressional Quarterly in 1996. Dedicated to the principle that fiscal responsibility begins in "one's own backyard" Congresswoman Kaptur has consistently returned money to the federal Treasury. She refuses to accept Congressional pay raises and donates them to offset the federal deficit and charitable causes in her home community.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1982    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 6/17/1946
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