Rep. Marcy Kaptur

Representative from Ohio’s 9th District, Democrat

Kaptur, a Democrat, has been the representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district since Jan 3, 1983 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Kaptur has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kaptur is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Kaptur for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Marcy Kaptur sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kaptur sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (19%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Housing and Community Development (11%) Labor and Employment (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kaptur’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.Res. 720: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4641) to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for ...
May 11, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 4038: American SAFE Act of 2015
Nov 19, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
No H.R. 529: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans.
Feb 25, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Sep 2016, Kaptur missed 1,125 of 20,483 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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