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Rep. Marcy Kaptur

Representative for Ohio’s 9th District

pronounced MAHR-see // KAP-ter

Kaptur is the representative for Ohio’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 1983. Kaptur is next up for reelection in 2020.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2009 Kaptur was investigated for soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for legislative outcomes. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the charges.

Dec. 2, 2009 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismiss the allegations
Feb. 26, 2010 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the charges on the OCE's recommendation
Photo of Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Kaptur.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kaptur is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Kaptur has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Marcy Kaptur sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Kaptur was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kaptur sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) International Affairs (22%) Labor and Employment (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Kaptur’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kaptur voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Kaptur voted No

Kaptur voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Kaptur voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Kaptur voted Aye

Kaptur voted Nay

Kaptur voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Jun 2019, Kaptur missed 1,158 of 22,063 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: