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April 3, 2019 Press Release
"The energy future of our country depends on DOE’s vital investments to solve our toughest energy challenges. The President’s budget request harms America’s energy future, our competitiveness, our consumers, and our economy. The Trump budget also falls short in meeting our obligations to the communities that have sacrificed, and still bear the brunt of costs borne from winning World War II."
April 2, 2019 Press Release
"I remain mindful of the national security imperative of the nuclear deterrent along with a strong nonproliferation program. The NNSA makes up a sizeable portion of this Subcommittee’s bill, and as such, we must ensure that precious resources are provided as part of a balanced, coherent strategy."
March 27, 2019 Press Release
"Unfortunately, the budget request is woefully inadequate to address the challenges before us. It slashes funding for the Corps and Bureau by nearly a third each from 2019 levels. At a time when we should be investing in water infrastructure improvements, this budget moves us in the wrong direction."
March 26, 2019 Press Release
"The President’s budget request harms America’s energy future, our competitiveness, our consumers, and our economy. Mr. Secretary, just when I think I can no longer be surprised by this Administration, this budget request hits a new low."
March 7, 2019 Press Release
"As the energy sector evolves to include more sustainable forms of energy, as our nuclear security needs also grow, and as more Americans retire, it is paramount that today’s energy workforce transitions to meet new opportunities, and that we build the 'workforce of tomorrow.'"
February 13, 2019 Press Release
"DOE’s Weatherization program has a direct, positive impact on the lives and pocketbooks of every day Americans, particularly elderly and low-income Americans, spanning all 50 states, U.S. territories, and Native American Tribes."
February 13, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, held a public oversight hearing to explore the successes, challenges, and innovations of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Committee members heard from weatherization experts at the local, state, and federal levels. The hearing can be viewed here.

February 7, 2019 Hearing

Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development, and Related Agencies

Live stream can be found here:

July 9, 2014 Press Release

 I thank Chairman Simpson for his leadership.

   This energy, water, and nuclear security bill is liberty's business. It is about national nuclear security, about energy security, about jobs and economic growth here at home through upgrading our ports, preventing flooding, assuring fresh water from coast to coast, and inventing the new energy technologies required to reposition America for energy security in our homeland for a new century. Bottom line: our bill is about the business of ensuring liberty for our country.

June 18, 2014 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, I want to congratulate you on the bipartisan and transparent manner in which you crafted the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water bill. I also want to express my gratitude to Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, and the other members of the Subcommittee for their efforts. Finally, I would like to thank the majority Subcommittee staff and your personal staff for their great work, as well as Taunja Berquam, on our side, for her exceptional diligence and expertise and Ryan Steyer.