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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
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|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Kaptur.
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 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 3, 2017 to Apr 14, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Marcy Kaptur sits on the following committees:
Kaptur was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4790 (116th): Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility Act
- H.R. 2960 (116th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 1271 (116th): Vet HP Act
- H.R. 3712 (110th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 1716 Spielbusch Avenue in Toledo, Ohio, as the “James M. Ashley and Thomas W.L. Ashley United States Courthouse.”.
- H.R. 289 (108th): Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Complex Expansion and Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act
- H.R. 2672 (100th): Veterans’ Home Loan Program Improvements and Property Rehabilitation Act of 1987
- H.J.Res. 436 (99th): A joint resolution to designate 1986 as “Save for the U.S.A. Year”, and for other purposes.
Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Kaptur sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (30%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Health (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Environmental Protection (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%)
Some of Kaptur’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2279: To establish the Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy and strategic national ...
- H.Res. 202: Expressing support for the need for a replacement fleet that meets the climate ...
- H.R. 1349: The COVID-19 Hospital and Health Provider Loan Conversion Act of 2021
- H.R. 1057: National World War II Memorial Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 816: Restoring Communities Left Behind Act
- H.Res. 93: Calling for the establishment of a new unit of the National Institutes of ...
- H.R. 8899 (116th): Transatlantic Telecommunications Security Act
From Jan 1983 to Apr 2021, Kaptur missed 1,177 of 22,811 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills