Marcy Kaptur

U.S. House Democrats say they have enough votes to impeach Trump

BY: - January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — At least 214 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Supporters of the impeachment effort say they would have enough votes to send charges against Trump […]

US Rep. Marcy Kaptur with Rep. Andy Levin and Rep. Tim Ryan

Kaptur withdraws from race to head U.S. House spending panel, endorses new chair

BY: - December 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats selected Rep. Rosa DeLauro, (D-Conn.), to head the powerful Appropriations Committee on Thursday, after a three-way election in which she defeated colleagues from Ohio and Florida. The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee recommended DeLauro for the post earlier this week over Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur and Florida Rep. Debbie […]

All Ohio U.S. Congressional incumbents win reelection, Associated Press projects

BY: - November 3, 2020

All of Ohio’s U.S. Congressional district incumbents both Republican and Democratic have won reelection according to projections from the Associated Press based on unofficial results. The AP has called the races in favor of incumbent Democratic U.S. Reps. Joyce Beatty, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge, and Tim Ryan, as well as Republican incumbents Steve Chabot, Troy […]

Pence, Biden visit Ohio in late battleground push

BY: - October 13, 2020

Flanked by dump trucks and construction equipment, some adorned with flags and campaign signs, Vice President Mike Pence told hundreds of supporters about the need to “Make America Great Again, again.” Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also made his case to Buckeye State voters Monday in back-to-back events in Toledo and Cincinnati. The two […]

Ohio joins other states in refusing to foot the bill for ballot postage

BY: - September 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — Ohio Democrats are fuming over a recent decision to levy what they call a “modern-day poll tax” on voters this fall: the cost of the stamps needed to mail a ballot. The state’s GOP-led Controlling Board this week rejected a $3 million proposal to pay for postage on absentee ballots and ballot application forms. […]

COMMENTARY

An SOS (Save Our Schools) to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman from education groups

BY: , and - July 8, 2020

Editor’s Note: This is a joint commentary from Lois Carson, president of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, Scott DiMauro, president of the Ohio Education Association, and Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers. On Thursday, March 12, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Ohio schools would be shutting down physically and four […]

George Floyd’s brother: ‘Make sure that he is more than another face on a t-shirt’

BY: - June 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — George Floyd’s younger brother, Philonise Floyd, pleaded with lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to ensure that his brother didn’t die in vain.  “I can’t tell you the kind of pain you feel when you watch something like that. When you watch your big brother, who you looked up to your whole entire life […]

Auto worker at a Chrysler plant in Ohio

A new federal agency to revive the Great Lakes region?

BY: - June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Great Lakes region took a beating last decade with the collapse of its manufacturing sector.  The region’s economy has been in recovery — but the pandemic threatens to deal another devastating blow. Unemployment is spiking and cities and states are facing massive revenue losses, which have the potential to destabilize the region’s […]

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan takes workhorse-showhorse divide to extremes

BY: - February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON — One of the most influential members of Congress — and most ardent defenders of President Donald Trump — is also one of the least active legislatively. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan — the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the upper chamber’s main investigative arm — didn’t introduce any bills […]

Congressional Dems advance pro-union reforms with an eye toward Nov. elections

BY: - February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — Buried under news about the Iowa caucuses, the president’s State of the Union address and the end of the impeachment trial is an upcoming vote on what could be the most significant labor reform legislation in a generation. The U.S. House bill would strengthen protections for workers who organize for higher wages, better […]

U.S. House votes to limit Trump’s war authority (again). Here’s how Ohioans voted

BY: - February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for the use of military force that allowed the George W. Bush administration to wage war against Saddam Hussein’s government in Iraq.  Most House Democrats joined 11 Republicans and one independent to approve a resolution to approve the repeal amid concerns about escalating […]

Here is what Ohio’s members of Congress said about impeaching Trump

BY: - December 20, 2019

Wednesday’s historic vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump was approved on a near-completely party line vote. Such was true for Ohio’s delegation of 16 representatives. All 12 Republicans voted against the two articles of impeachment, while the four Democrats voted in favor. Nine Ohio representatives from both sides spoke […]