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Honored to serve the hardworking families of Ohio's 9th District. Longest-serving woman in history of Congress. Ranking Member on Energy & Water @AppropsDems.
Nov 20, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
🧵Rosalynn Carter—beloved spouse of President Jimmy Carter and mother to their family and our nation—has blessed our Republic for over 3/4 of a century. Her perpetual kindness, wisdom, faithfulness to family, community, and country are legendary. Her patriotism had no bounds. 1/5 Image As #FirstLady, she perseveringly and with her matter-of-fact manner elevated the plight of mental illness to national attention—As a farm wife, the footage of her carrying her sewing machine into the @WhiteHouse stirred surprise and even criticism in many privileged quarters. 2/5 Image
Apr 2, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
This week working with @RepDwightEvans, I reintroduced the Farmers Market and Food Bank Local Revitalization Act, legislation that provides nutrition security for seniors and families while supporting our local farmers, markets, and food banks. Think Local! Dollar for dollar, the senior & family Farmers Market Nutrition Programs are among the most effective programs across America. By connecting farmers with more of their neighbors, we ensure those in need have a meal at the table while uplifting growers & producers who feed us all.
Mar 17, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Democratic and Republican Members of Congress representing the congested northern Ohio rail corridor are eager to address aging rail infrastructure, increased traffic and rail safety. The stakes are too high for more delay. We must also look to the future and come together to protect workers and deliver transformative and safe commercial and passenger rail solutions.
Jun 1, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
I share the pain, anguish, frustration, and fear of so many who demonstrated peacefully across our region & U.S. this weekend. The rate that black Americans die during police interactions and the deficient responses their families receive from our judicial system is a disgrace. It is our duty to snuff out all forms of hate and racism. Those protesting peacefully are patriots. Their demonstration is as the Founders envisioned and they deserve respect and admiration for seeking a better America. They will make our country stronger.
May 19, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
As workers across our region return to the workplace, I'm concerned by the continued lack of testing needed to keep them safe. (Thread)… FCA has take innovative & industry leading measures to prevent infection among workers. Nobody wants to see Jeep, or any employer, become the next Smithfield, where hundreds of workers became infected with COVID. It's not Jeep's fault that testing remains scarce– that's on Trump.
Mar 9, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
How our nation rebuilds its infrastructure over the next decade will play a monumental role in our ability to combat climate change for the next century. That’s why as Chair of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, I’m working to facilitate greater understanding and coordination between local, state, and federal agencies. Image
Feb 7, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Last night, the House passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, a historic victory for the American worker and the most significant piece of legislation strengthening workers’ right to organize in over 80 years. I’m glad to be an original cosponsor.… Nationwide, millions of Americans work full-time jobs or even multiple part-time jobs, yet earn unsustainable wages & little to no benefits. Too many people work multiple jobs yet struggle to make ends meet while they watch CEOs make millions. #PROAct…
Feb 5, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
The strength of America’s greatness can't be attributed to one man, but to the force and determination of an entire people as diverse as the land we call home. The vote to acquit President Trump is as much a reflection of the deep partisan divide in our country as it is a result. Despite overwhelming evidence and testimony, I fear President Trump, as well as future presidents of both parties, will be emboldened to undermine our democracy, subvert accountability, and avoid transparency with impunity because of the precedent set by the Senate Majority.
Feb 5, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
I’m delighted to have Susan Fuehrer as my guest at the State of the Union this evening. Susan has led a remarkable career as a public servant improving the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) delivery of high-quality care to our veterans in Northern Ohio. Image Today, she serves as the first president of MetroHealth’s Institute for H.O.P.E. (Health, Opportunity, Partnership and Empowerment), using her lifetime of experience to reduce healthcare disparities and improve access to affordable healthcare for Ohioans across our region. Image
Dec 19, 2019 11 tweets 2 min read
Members of Congress swear a solemn oath to protect and defend our Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Today, we fulfilled our Oath. No person runs for Congress with the desire to impeach a President – I certainly did not. For the sake of our democracy, we pray impeachment is never necessary.
Jul 18, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
America’s economic history is rooted in the exploitation of labor. It’s a lesson worth remembering, but not a history of yester-years alone. Our existing trade deals, like #NAFTA, impose an economic model built on cheap labor where profits matter more than people. This system undermines the rule of law w/ a global race to the bottom. Trade is not just about goods. It's about people. It's about workers. It's about communities. Unfortunately, President Trump’s renegotiated NAFTA 2.0 does little to remedy the mistakes of the original NAFTA.
Jun 5, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
19% of Cleveland households have no checking or savings account. 24% are underbanked, forced to use payday loan firms & currency exchange stores to cash paychecks or make loans. Cuyahoga County’s underbanked pop. is greater than that of the entire state.… One solution is the creation of a public banking option administered by the U.S. Postal Service. With 35,000 Post Offices spread across our country, thousands of brick & mortar branches already exist. They're local, accessible, and familiar to communities.…
Apr 29, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
The suicide of a veteran outside the Cleveland VA this morning has left me heartbroken. My sincere condolences and prayers are with the veteran’s family and friends during this immensely difficult time.… The level of pain that brings someone to suicide is fortunately unimaginable to many of us. Tragically, 20 veterans a day take their own life – >7,000 a year. The suicide at the Cleveland VA marks the 25th veteran suicide on VA property in just 18 months.…
Apr 26, 2019 4 tweets 1 min read
This week, I introduced the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act, legislation to reestablish and build upon the historic achievements of the original Civilian Conservation Corps. Image From 1933 to 1942, the CCC employed over 3 million Americans, planted 3.5 billion trees, built countless miles of public trails and roadways, and constructed over 800 parks that Americans enjoy to this day.
Mar 28, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
The passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act is long overdue. But while my Republican colleagues say the bill is an unnecessary boon for trial attorneys and a burden on employers, the latest numbers tell a different story. #EqualPayForEqualWork… American women lag far behind fair pay for equal work. Women working full-time, year-round, are paid only 80¢ for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. The pay gaps are more severe for women of color: 61¢ for African American women and 53¢ for Latina women. Image
Mar 11, 2019 6 tweets 4 min read
JUST IN: @RepMarcyKaptur on the #TrumpBudget:

President Trump's cruel and shortsighted budget fails to reflect the values or best interest of the American people.

It would harm the Great Lakes, cut Social Security, and put seniors, the poor, and middle-class in further peril. Image The #TrumpBudget is harmful to the environment, especially our Great Lakes Region, through a 90% cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and significant reductions to @ENERGY, @Interior, and @EPA.…
Mar 6, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
Pleased to report the House passed my bill to cultivate the next generation of #veterans health professionals. Veterans in our communities deserve the best possible care, but that can't happen if we don’t fill the tens of thousands of healthcare vacancies across @DeptVetAffairs. The VET HP Act creates a pilot program for pre-med students specializing in health professions where there is an identified staffing shortage and allows them to gain clinical observation experience at one of five pilot VA centers.
Feb 28, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
As #BlackHistoryMonth comes to a close, we highlight Jera’s Heavenly Sweet— a thriving Black owned business in our community. Image Owner Jera Stewart started baking at age 9 & hasn’t stopped since. Jera gained recognition in the community by selling baked goods at festivals & food trucks. In 2012, she became a licensed home bakery & in 2017 Jera’s Heavenly Sweet opened in the One SeaGate building in Toledo.
Feb 14, 2019 5 tweets 1 min read
Past national security emergencies have involved hurricanes, wildfires, hostage crises, epidemics and public health emergencies and terrorist attacks posing grave and immediate risk to American lives. The situation at the border clearly falls short. Deeply concerned by President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border as justification for building a wall. A wall won't protect the most vulnerable points on the southern border: ports of entry.
Feb 8, 2019 4 tweets 1 min read
Congressman and gentleman John Dingell, giant of a human being, enduring patriot, beloved friend and colleague, legendary lawmaker, and proud Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives, has risen from us to fly with the eagles. The citizens of Ohio join me in expressing deepest condolences to his loving, devoted spouse Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, his family, friends, colleagues, and his constituents whom he represented so honorably and fought for so fiercely.
Feb 6, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
President Trump has told working families in my part of the country that he’ll stand up for them and put their interests first time and again. #SOTU Yet whether it’s on trade, infrastructure, tackling the opioid crisis, prescription drug costs, or effective border security, President Trump has not only failed to deliver on their behalf, he has pushed policies that have actively hurt them.