Rep. Kaptur Heralds $5,000,000 For W. Lake Erie Water Quality

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) heralded news today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest an additional $5,000,000 across Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to improve water quality in Lake Erie’s western basin.

Kaptur Rails Against GOP Push To Undermine Clean Water Act Rule

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) has called out GOP lawmakers last night for their push to adopt H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection (RIP) Act. This bill would block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from finalizing a clarifying rule determining whether certain waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act. The contested rule would reduce costly confusion and delays to permitting, and help ensure streams, wetlands, and surrounding communities are protected

Rep. Kaptur Celebrates $4.9 Million State Housing Initiative Support For Northern Ohio

Today Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur celebrated the allocation of $4,968,105.61 by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) to assist Northern Ohio land banks through its Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP). Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation will receive $2,699,071.83, Lorain County Land Reutilization Corporation will receive $269,033.78 and Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation will receive $2,000,000.00

Rep. Kaptur Calls For Compromise To Fully Address Nation’s Energy & Water Needs

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) delivered opening remarks to the House Committee on Rules last night, calling for a budget compromise that will end harmful sequester cuts that neglect critical projects. Energy and water projects and initiatives support U.S. economic development and manufacturing competitiveness, nuclear security, energy independence, water security, and basic infrastructure that prevents flooding and droughts throughout the country. Her full statement

Kaptur Votes To Protect Homeowners From Predatory Lending, Unfair Interest Rates

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur voted against legislation that passed in the House last night to raise interest rates on homeowners and expose many consumers to predatory lending practices that are currently prohibited by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). These Republican proposals, H.R. 650 and H.R. 685, would reclassify certain types of manufactured housing to allow real estate and financial services companies to push their customers into predatory and high-cost lending and insurance.


Central Ohio Housing Report – December 2018

While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low.