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Honorable Marcy Kaptur

Congresswomen for Ohio's Ninth Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives

Fourteen term Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is the longest serving woman in the House of Representatives where she serves on the powerful Appropriations Committee and the Budget Committee. The first Democratic woman in history to serve on the defense appropriations subcommittee, she also serves on the agriculture and transportation/HUD subcommittees.  Previous committee assignments include Veterans Affairs, Banking and Budget.

A lifelong Ohioan, Congresswoman Kaptur is nationally known for her successful effort to authorize construction of a World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.  The memorial was dedicated in 2004.   She is a leader in the commitment to ensure proper care and compensation for veterans and their families and has dedicated her efforts throughout her tenure in Congress to putting America’s veterans and their families first.

Congresswoman Kaptur is a tireless advocate for her district, which runs along the Lake Erie coastline and includes most of Lucas County, all of Ottawa and Erie counties and western Lorain County. 

An acclaimed champion of the working class, Marcy Kaptur has led the fight against job-killing trade agreements such as NAFTA and Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China.  She has been a leader in national efforts to address the foreclosure crisis, calling for accountability and sound policy.  She continues to fight for economic security, retirement security, energy security, educational security, health care security, and national security. 

Before being elected to Congress, Kaptur practiced as an urban planner and as an urban advisor to President Jimmy Carter.  Kaptur is a graduate of St. Ursula Academy in Toledo.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan.  Kaptur is the author of the book, Women of Congress, published by Congressional Quarterly.