Ohio Rep. Kaptur to become longest-serving woman in US House
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marcy Kaptur, of Ohio, is poised to become the longest-serving female member ever in the U.S. House.
The 71-year-old Democrat from Toledo has served in the House since 1983.
The longest-serving woman in the House so far was Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers, a Massachusetts Republican who served from 1925 until she died in 1960. Kaptur would surpass that tenure of more than 35 years Sunday.
Colleagues applauded Kaptur on Wednesday in a rare moment of bipartisan celebration as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker Paul Ryan offered comments praising Kaptur’s long service.
Kaptur is campaigning this year for re-election to what would be her 19th term.