Ambassador Piotr Wilczek congratulated Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur who became the longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives. Congresswoman Kaptur, who comes from a Polish-American household, has been one of the strongest supporters of Poland on Capitol Hill.
Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat from Ohio, is the founder and co-chairman of the House Poland Caucus. The Congresswoman often supported our Embassy in the implementation of Polish projects on Capitol Hill. On Sunday, March 18, Marcy Kaptur will celebrate over 35 years of service in Congress.
Thanks to our close cooperation with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s office, together we were able to organize several important historical and cultural projects in Congress. Just last year in the Library of Congress we organized a large conference on the life and legacy of General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, entitled “The Purest Son of Liberty: Tadeusz Kosciuszko in America” as well as the display of an exhibit about General Władysław Anders entitled “Anders Army: Trail of Hope” in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the rebirth of Poland, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur delivered a speech on the floor of the Congress, in which she declared, “Poland never surrendered. There never was a collaborationist Polish Government. Establishing a free government in exile, Polish armies fought on every front in Europe, including alongside American soldiers at Normandy. Despite the Nazi and Soviet campaign to wipe out Poland’s most educated and accomplished and, indeed, Poland’s history, Poland resisted at home with the largest underground resistance movement in Europe. Poland never surrendered, nor did it ever surrender to Nazi nor Communist, murderous ideology.”
We sincerely congratulate Congresswoman Kaptur on her many years of service and thank her for her longstanding friendship. We’re proud that the two longest serving women in Congress, Rep. Kaptur and Sen. Mikulski, are Polish-Americans!
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC