House of Representatives
Congressmember Kaptur is currently serving her seventeenth term in Congress, is the senior-most woman in the House and the longest-serving woman from Ohio in Congressional history. She is ranking member on the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee, and has served on the Appropriations Financial Services, the Banking Committee, and the Budget Committee. Notably she is the first Democratic woman to serve on the Defense Subcommittee. Congressmember Kaptur has received many awards for her accomplishments representing the people of Ohio's 9th District, including "Legislator of the Year" by the National Mental Health Assocation.