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Rep. Marcy Kaptur is the co-founder of the Ukraine Caucus and said this week she now supports impeachment inquiries against President Trump.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, host Steve Brown discusses a whistleblower's allegations that President Trump tried to use leverage over Ukraine for political favors. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D- Toledo) joins the show to explain why this scandal pushed her towards supporting impeachmwent proceedings.

Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty says the aligations against President Trump are the most serious to date.
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Ohio's congressional delegation followed party lines Tuesday in reacting to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that she’ll pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Lake Erie advocates are hoping a proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project in Illinois will block invasive carp species from entering the Great Lakes — but they’re watching to see how officials will pay for it.

Representatives of several Great Lakes and environmental groups met Sept. 4 in Perry to talk with Rep. Dave Joyce (R-Ohio) about protecting the lake.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) at a rally for United Steelworkers union.
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure Wednesday to help stabilize multiemployer pensions, which would affect 60,000 Ohio workers. Now the bill is up for consideration in the Senate, where Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has been pushing for its passage.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur speaks in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 2018, on the anniversary of the Seneca Falls convention.
Marcy Kaptur / Twitter

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), who chairs a U.S. House energy and water subcommittee, says that Ohio’s new energy bill is a step in the wrong direction.

Youngstown-area U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan takes a selfie with a delegate at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

We're still almost two years away from the time when the numbers geeks hired by the political parties in Ohio put on their green eyeshades and load their U.S. Census data into their computers and begin turning out a brand-new congressional district map.

Frank LaRose

A federal court has ruled that Ohio's congressional map is an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander" and must be redrawn before the 2020 election.

Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur says she will vote to defeat the new North American Free Trade Agreement worked out by the Trump Administration last fall. On Friday the Democrat said one of the reasons she is opposed to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is an expansion of drug company exclusivity. 

“You weren’t expecting that the pharmaceutical issue would be hidden in a trade bill but it is,” said Kaptur.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur speaks in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 2018, on the anniversary of the Seneca Falls convention.
Marcy Kaptur / Twitter

The longest-serving woman in U.S. House history blamed partisan gerrymandering on Wednesday for making "a mess" of Congress and harming the nation.

Troy Balderson Sworn In As Newest Member Of Congress

Sep 6, 2018
Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday in Newark, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Republican Troy Balderson of Ohio was sworn in as the newest member of Congress on Wednesday afternoon.

Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty says the aligations against President Trump are the most serious to date.
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Ohio's Democratic congressional delegation wants Gov. John Kasich to rescind a proposal for imposing new work requirements on Medicaid expansion recipients.

Lake Erie
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has decided to include Western Lake Erie in a list of impaired waters, due to the harmful algae blooms that plague the region every year.  The agency’s move comes after years of calls from environmentalists and a federal lawsuit.

Marcy Kaptur didn't plan for this.

First elected in 1982, the Ohio Democrat didn't set out to become the longest-serving woman in House history.

"The reasons that I ran, to change certain practices and policies, [I thought] could be done much more quickly," she said in an interview with NPR. On Sunday, Kaptur becomes the longest-serving woman ever to serve in the chamber with a tenure that spans 35 years, two months and 15 days.

Congresswoman Kaptur looking for connections between President Trump and the Russians at last summer's RNC in Cleveland.
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

If you were at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last summer, Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur wants to know if you witnessed any meetings between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian officials.

If you were at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last summer, Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur wants to know if you witnessed any meetings between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian officials.

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