Statement : Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

May 6, 2021 Statement
"The budget is an opportunity to invest in our nation and our common future. I welcome the Department’s leadership in advancing equity by creating an inclusive economy and expanding opportunity."
May 3, 2021 Statement

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Chair of the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee's Member Day hearing:

Thank you to all of our colleagues who will come before us today.  We appreciate the time you have taken to be here today. 

March 17, 2021 Statement
"Beyond installation jobs, our nation must manufacture the wind turbines and solar panels in the United States. We must squarely meet predatory competition posed by nations like China that do not hesitate to steal intellectual property. Our efforts must be dedicated to commercializing new technologies for electric vehicles, we must reinvent and retool our transportation and our domestic vehicle industry, and produce those vehicles here at home."
March 10, 2021 Statement
"Our regions face challenges that look nothing like one another, but we all have common enemies—a changing climate and a rapidly deteriorating infrastructure. We must act boldly and reinvigorate investment in our infrastructure. Doing so we will spur economic recovery, create jobs, and protect the environment and public health."
February 25, 2021 Statement
"New innovations will lead to new opportunities. Reversing the impacts of climate change will create good-paying jobs across every state in our country. Already there are more Americans working in energy efficiency and energy production jobs than waiters and waitresses. We must continue to innovate and lead in these areas so our nation is not left behind. As people and communities succeed, so will America."