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Kaptur voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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====National security====
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Kaptur voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Kaptur voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Kaptur voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Economy====
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=====Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Kaptur voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Kaptur voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Kaptur voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Votesmart,'' "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Kaptur voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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* "Health care should be a right.  By reforming health care so that it serves people instead of special interests, every American can have access to affordable, high-quality health care."
 
* "Health care should be a right.  By reforming health care so that it serves people instead of special interests, every American can have access to affordable, high-quality health care."
  
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Support vote}}
 
Kaptur voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
 
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* '''Mortgage relief/Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008'''. In 2008, Kaptur voted against $300 billion in mortgage relief. This was a vote against the [[Barney Frank]] motion to concur in the Senate amendment with the House amendment to HR 3221. The Senate amendment granted authority to the Treasury Department to extend new credit and buy stock in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It would also have created an independent regulator for FNMA and Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank System. It would have overhauled the Federal Housing Administration and allowed it to insure up to $300 billion worth of new, refinanced loans for struggling mortgage borrowers. It also included a $7,500 tax credit to some first-time homebuyers, higher loan limits for FHA-backed loans, a standard tax deduction for property taxes and revenue-raisers to offset part of the costs. It also authorized $3.92 billion in grants to states and localities to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed properties, and increase the federal debt limit to $10.6 trillion. (Vote 519, HR 3221, 7/23/08, Passed 272-152 R 45-149 D 227-3).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll519.xml ''Thomas'', "Roll call vote on Vote 519, HR 3221]</ref>
 
* '''Mortgage relief/Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008'''. In 2008, Kaptur voted against $300 billion in mortgage relief. This was a vote against the [[Barney Frank]] motion to concur in the Senate amendment with the House amendment to HR 3221. The Senate amendment granted authority to the Treasury Department to extend new credit and buy stock in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It would also have created an independent regulator for FNMA and Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank System. It would have overhauled the Federal Housing Administration and allowed it to insure up to $300 billion worth of new, refinanced loans for struggling mortgage borrowers. It also included a $7,500 tax credit to some first-time homebuyers, higher loan limits for FHA-backed loans, a standard tax deduction for property taxes and revenue-raisers to offset part of the costs. It also authorized $3.92 billion in grants to states and localities to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed properties, and increase the federal debt limit to $10.6 trillion. (Vote 519, HR 3221, 7/23/08, Passed 272-152 R 45-149 D 227-3).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll519.xml ''Thomas'', "Roll call vote on Vote 519, HR 3221]</ref>
 
* '''Lead paint and asbestos regulations'''.  In 1995, Kaptur voted against exempting lead paint and asbestos regulations from an unfunded mandate ban. Kaptur voted against the Clay, D-MO, amendment to HR 5. The amendment exempted from the bill federal mandates that regulate lead paint and asbestos exposure in schools. (Vote 65, HR 5, 1/30/95, Rejected 127-297 R 0-225 D 126-72.)<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d104:h.r.00005: ''Thomas'', "Roll call on Vote 65, HR 5, 1/30/95"]</ref>
 
* '''Lead paint and asbestos regulations'''.  In 1995, Kaptur voted against exempting lead paint and asbestos regulations from an unfunded mandate ban. Kaptur voted against the Clay, D-MO, amendment to HR 5. The amendment exempted from the bill federal mandates that regulate lead paint and asbestos exposure in schools. (Vote 65, HR 5, 1/30/95, Rejected 127-297 R 0-225 D 126-72.)<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d104:h.r.00005: ''Thomas'', "Roll call on Vote 65, HR 5, 1/30/95"]</ref>
 
====Recent votes in Congress====
 
 
The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks each representative's Congressional votes. Marcy Kaptur's most recent votes can be found [http://www.opencongress.org/people/voting_history/400211_Marcy_Kaptur here.]
 
 
====Public statement fact checking====
 
 
The website ''Politifact'' fact checks statements made by ''and about'' each representative. Marcy Kaptur's profile can be found [http://www.politifact.com/personalities/marcy-kaptur/ here.]
 
  
 
===Campaign media===
 
===Campaign media===

Revision as of 16:29, 23 September 2013

Marcy Kaptur
Marcy Kaptur.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 9
Incumbent
In office
1983-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 31
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorEd Weber (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,517,909
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHistory, University of Wisconsin, 1968
Master'sUrban Planning, University of Michigan, 1974
Personal
BirthdayJune 17, 1946
Place of birthToledo, OH
Net worth$520,008
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Marcy Kaptur (b. June 17, 1946) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 9th congressional district. Kaptur was first elected to the U.S. House in 1982, defeating a Republican incumbent who had been elected in the Reagan GOP wave of 1980.

Kaptur was pursuing a doctorate in urban affairs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when she was encouraged to run for election in 1982.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Kaptur is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Kaptur was born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1946 and attended St. Ursula Academy. She went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1968 with a BA in History. She also received an M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan in 1974. She did post-graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1969 until 1975, she worked as an urban planner. After this, she worked two years for the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, before becoming assistant director for urban affairs in the Carter administration. In 1979, she left the administration and, in 1983, was elected to the US House.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Kaptur's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1968: Graduated from University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
  • 1974: Graduated from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1981: Post-graduate studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1969-1975: Worked as an urban planner, Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio, Plan Commissions
  • 1975-1977: Director of planning, National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs
  • 1977-1979: Served as assistant director for urban affairs, domestic policy staff, Executive Office of the President
  • 1983-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kaptur serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Ranking member)
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

2011-2012

  • Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Budget

Issues

Legislative actions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Kaptur voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Kaptur's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[8][9] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Kaptur was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[8][9]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Kaptur voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Kaptur voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[11]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Kaptur voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "No" Kaptur voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Kaptur voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[14] The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Kaptur voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[16]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Kaptur voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[17]

Campaign themes

2012

On her campaign website, Kaptur outlined her policy platform and campaign themes. The following are selections from her platform:

  • "We must support our troops by giving them the the finest training and equipment--and keep our promises of health care and education to America's veterans."
  • "We must end our dependence on foreign oil--not just talk about it--and put Americans back to work making clean and renewable energy."
  • "We must ensure all workers benefit from basic labor and environmental standards--I believe in fair trade, not unfair agreements like NAFTA."
  • "We must protect our citizens by supporting local police, firefighters and first responders."
  • "We must reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, working together with our friends in the international community."
  • "Education is the cornerstone of America’s future. By investing in high quality teachers, smaller class sizes and modern school buildings, we can make America the world leader in education."
  • "Families deserve a living wage. By raising the minimum wage and improving our competitiveness, no working family in America should have to live in poverty."
  • "Health care should be a right. By reforming health care so that it serves people instead of special interests, every American can have access to affordable, high-quality health care."

Debates

February 4, 2012

On Saturday, February 4, candidates Kaptur, Kucinich, Veysey, and Kraus participated in a debate held at Sandusky's Ebenezer Baptist Church. The debate was hosted by the NAACP. Coverage of the debate can be found here.

February 13, 2012

On Monday, February 13, Democratic candidates Kaptur, Kucinich, and Veysey participated in a debate for Time Warner Cable's Northeast Ohio Network. Coverage of the debate can be found here.

February 20, 2012

On Monday, February 20, Democratic candidates Kaptur, Kucinich, and Veysey participated in a debate hosted by the City Club of Cleveland. Coverage of the debate can be found here. Full audio of the debate can be found here.

February 22, 2012

On Wednesday, Democratic candidates Kaptur, Kucinich, and Veysey participated in a debate hosted by the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues & Progress (CHIP). Full video of the debate can be found here.

February 23, 2012

On Thursday, February 23, the Sandusky Register hosted a debate featuring the District 9 Democratic candidates. Full video of the debate can be found here.

Political positions

Notable votes

  • Mortgage relief/Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008. In 2008, Kaptur voted against $300 billion in mortgage relief. This was a vote against the Barney Frank motion to concur in the Senate amendment with the House amendment to HR 3221. The Senate amendment granted authority to the Treasury Department to extend new credit and buy stock in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It would also have created an independent regulator for FNMA and Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank System. It would have overhauled the Federal Housing Administration and allowed it to insure up to $300 billion worth of new, refinanced loans for struggling mortgage borrowers. It also included a $7,500 tax credit to some first-time homebuyers, higher loan limits for FHA-backed loans, a standard tax deduction for property taxes and revenue-raisers to offset part of the costs. It also authorized $3.92 billion in grants to states and localities to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed properties, and increase the federal debt limit to $10.6 trillion. (Vote 519, HR 3221, 7/23/08, Passed 272-152 R 45-149 D 227-3).[18]
  • Lead paint and asbestos regulations. In 1995, Kaptur voted against exempting lead paint and asbestos regulations from an unfunded mandate ban. Kaptur voted against the Clay, D-MO, amendment to HR 5. The amendment exempted from the bill federal mandates that regulate lead paint and asbestos exposure in schools. (Vote 65, HR 5, 1/30/95, Rejected 127-297 R 0-225 D 126-72.)[19]

Campaign media

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Kaptur won re-election in the 2012 election for Ohio's 9th Congressional District.[20] On March 30, 2012 the National Journal released a list of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. [21] The 9th district was on the list.[21] Kaptur defeated Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Graham Veysey in the Democratic Party primary on March 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013.[22] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[22] Kaptur was considered one the vulnerable incumbents.[23]

U.S. House, Ohio District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcy Kaptur Incumbent 73% 217,771
     Republican Samuel Wurzelbacher 23% 68,668
     Libertarian Sean Stipe 3.9% 11,725
Total Votes 298,164
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio's 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarcy Kaptur Incumbent 56.2% 42,902
Dennis J. Kucinich Incumbent 40% 30,564
Graham Vesysey 3.8% 2,900
Total Votes 76,366

Primary news

Politico: Top 5 ugliest battles

Politico named the 9th District primary race one of the five ugliest in the nation. Also named were IL-16, PA-12, CA-30, and NJ-9.[24]

Kaptur ad implies Kucinich cozy with Dimora

Kaptur released a radio ad citing Kucinich's praise for former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora. Dimora is currently facing federal racketeering charges. Kucinich called the ad, "despicable in its dishonesty and innuendo." Further coverage of the ad can be found here.

Kucinich accuses Kaptur of sign theft

Kucinich accused the Kaptur campaign of an "aggressive, illegal sign removal operation" targeting his supporter's yard signs. Kaptur's campaign called the allegations, "silly." Further coverage of the sign allegations can be found here.

Polls

District 9 Democratic Primary
Poll Marcy Kaptur Dennis J. KucinichGraham VeyseyUndecidedSample Size
American Public Polling
February 20 – 27, 2012
39%35%10%16%200
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Primary endorsements

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kaptur is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Kaptur raised a total of $4,517,909 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[40]

Marcy Kaptur's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $1,150,008
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $652,273
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $640,879
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $505,050
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $660,254
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $418,373
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $491,072
Grand Total Raised $4,517,909

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kaptur’s reports.[41]

Marcy Kaptur (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2013$128,695.51$31,267.06$(27,748.17)$132,214.40
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$132,214.40$78,276.00$(60,614.53)$149,875.87
Running totals
$109,543.06$(88,362.7)


2012

Breakdown of the source of Kaptur's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Kaptur won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $1,150,009 and spent $1,588,127.[44]

Cost per vote

Kaptur spent $7.30 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Kaptur won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $652,273 and spent $1,041,035.[45]

Her top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

2008

Kaptur won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $640,879 and spent $501,404.[46]

Her top 5 contributors between 2007-2008 were:

2006

Kaptur won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006. During that re-election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $505,050 and spent $495,351.[47]

Her top 5 contributors between 2005-2006 were:

2004

Kaptur won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004. During that re-election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $660,254 and spent $615,506.[48]

Her top 5 contributors between 2003-2004 were:


Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kaptur is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 20, 2013.[49]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[50]

Kaptur most often votes with:

Kaptur least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Kaptur missed 1,003 of 18,089 roll call votes from Jan 1983 to Apr 2013, which is 5.5% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[51]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kaptur paid her congressional staff a total of $925,447 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[52]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kaptur's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $290,017 to $750,000. That averages to $520,008, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 3.17% from 2010.[53]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kaptur's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $303,017 to $771,000. This averages out to $537,008.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[54]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Kaptur ranked 108th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[55]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Kaptur ranked 141st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[56]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Marcy Kaptur voted with the Democratic Party 95.2% of the time, which ranked 81st among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[57]

Personal

Kaptur is not married.[58]

Recent news

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Additional reading

External links


References

  1. Cleveland.com "Blue-collar roots guide Marcy Kaptur's folksy -- and occasionally fiery -- career in Congress," Accessed June 20, 2013
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Kaptur, Marcia Carolyn," Accessed February 22, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Kaptur," Accessed June 20, 2013
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Weber
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 9
1983–present
Succeeded by
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