Tim Ryan - OH13 1Tim Ryan – OH13

Current Position: US Representative for OH 13th District since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 US Senator
Former Position: State Senator from 2001 – 2002

Other Positions:  
Chair, Legislative Branch Subcommittee – House Appropriations Committee
Vice Chair, Defense Subcommittee

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We have people scaling the Capitol, hitting Cap. Police officers with lead pipes, & we can’t get bipartisanship. If we’re going to take on China, rebuild the country, reverse climate change, we need two political parties living in reality & the Republican Party ain’t one of them. Speech

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Tim Ryan And Capitol Police Rip “Unconscionable” Opposition To Jan. 6th Commission

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Senate candidate Tim Ryan visits Adams County
People's Defender, Ashley McCartySeptember 9, 2021

On his campaign trail throughout the state, Senate candidate and Rep. Tim Ryan (D) of Ohio’s 13th Congressional District made a few stops in Adams County on Sept. 1 to converse with locals.

Ohio’s 13th Congressional District is in northern Ohio and includes Akron, Warren, Youngstown and parts of Alliance, Ohio.

Ryan, 48, was born July 16, 1973, in Niles, Ohio, and currently resides in Howland, Ohio, with his wife Andrea and their three children.

Prior to his election into public office in 2002, Ryan served as president of Trumbull County Young Democrats and as chairman of the Earning by Learning Program in Warren, Ohio. He began his career in politics in 1995 as a congressional aide with the U.S. House of Representatives. Later, Ryan served as an intern for the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office.

Ryan holds a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and studied abroad in Florence, Italy, as part of the Dickinson School of Law’s International Law Program. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

Since his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, Ryan has been reelected nine times and is currently serving his tenth term. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government. Ryan also serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus, which examines and promotes policies to help American manufacturers find trained, educated workers, continue to lead the world in developing new industrial technologies, operate on a level playing field with their foreign competitors and obtain the capital they need to thrive

Tim Ryan And Capitol Police Rip "Unconscionable" Opposition To Jan. 6th Commission
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertMay 20, 2021 (10:20)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYYVgJAds7w

Congressman Tim Ryan let loose an impassioned rant against Republicans for refusing to investigate the riot in which they were nearly killed, while U.S. Capitol Police made it clear that their rank and file members are by no means ready to “move on.”

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Current Position: US Representative for OH 13th District since 2013
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 US Senator
Former Position: State Senator from 2001 – 2002

Other Positions:  
Chair, Legislative Branch Subcommittee – House Appropriations Committee
Vice Chair, Defense Subcommittee

Featured Quote: 
We have people scaling the Capitol, hitting Cap. Police officers with lead pipes, & we can’t get bipartisanship. If we’re going to take on China, rebuild the country, reverse climate change, we need two political parties living in reality & the Republican Party ain’t one of them. Speech

Featured Video: 
Tim Ryan And Capitol Police Rip “Unconscionable” Opposition To Jan. 6th Commission

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Senate candidate Tim Ryan visits Adams County
People’s Defender, Ashley McCartySeptember 9, 2021

On his campaign trail throughout the state, Senate candidate and Rep. Tim Ryan (D) of Ohio’s 13th Congressional District made a few stops in Adams County on Sept. 1 to converse with locals.

Ohio’s 13th Congressional District is in northern Ohio and includes Akron, Warren, Youngstown and parts of Alliance, Ohio.

Ryan, 48, was born July 16, 1973, in Niles, Ohio, and currently resides in Howland, Ohio, with his wife Andrea and their three children.

Prior to his election into public office in 2002, Ryan served as president of Trumbull County Young Democrats and as chairman of the Earning by Learning Program in Warren, Ohio. He began his career in politics in 1995 as a congressional aide with the U.S. House of Representatives. Later, Ryan served as an intern for the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office.

Ryan holds a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and studied abroad in Florence, Italy, as part of the Dickinson School of Law’s International Law Program. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

Since his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, Ryan has been reelected nine times and is currently serving his tenth term. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government. Ryan also serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus, which examines and promotes policies to help American manufacturers find trained, educated workers, continue to lead the world in developing new industrial technologies, operate on a level playing field with their foreign competitors and obtain the capital they need to thrive

Tim Ryan And Capitol Police Rip “Unconscionable” Opposition To Jan. 6th Commission
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertMay 20, 2021 (10:20)

Congressman Tim Ryan let loose an impassioned rant against Republicans for refusing to investigate the riot in which they were nearly killed, while U.S. Capitol Police made it clear that their rank and file members are by no means ready to “move on.”

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About

Tim Ryan - OH13

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Tim Ryan is a relentless advocate for working families in Ohio’s 13th District. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and was sworn in on January 3, 2003. Successfully reelected eight times, he is now serving in his ninth term. Congressman Ryan currently serves as a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government.

Ryan serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus and remains a leader in the fight to strengthen America’s manufacturing base and reform U.S. trade policies. The House Manufacturing Caucus examines and promotes policies to help American manufacturers find trained, educated workers, continue to lead the world in developing new industrial technologies, operate on a level playing field with their foreign competitors, and obtain the capital they need to thrive. Ryan is the leading advocate in the House to impose sanctions on unfair Chinese currency manipulation.

Ryan’s primary focus remains on the economy and quality-of-life in Northeast Ohio. He works closely with local officials and community leaders to advance local projects that enhance the economic competitiveness and help attract high-quality, high-paying jobs.

He is a dynamic leader in the House and speaks out on issues of particular concern in Northeast Ohio. He is a champion of efforts to make college more affordable, revitalize America’s cities and improve the health and well-being of American families and children. His work on these and other issues has garnered the attention of the national media.  He is the author of Healing America: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Recapture the American Spirit and The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm.

Ryan has also served in the Ohio State Senate where he spearheaded efforts to establish a state-based earned income tax credit, to standardize community school data reporting, and bring college students into the debate over higher education funding.

Before his election to public office, Ryan served as President of the Trumbull County Young Democrats and as Chairman of the Earning by Learning program in Warren, Ohio. He began his career in politics as a congressional aide with the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995 and later served as an intern for the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office. Ryan holds a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center), studied abroad as part of the Dickinson School of Law’s International Law Program in Florence, Italy, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Ryan was born on July 16, 1973 in Niles, Ohio and currently resides in Howland, Ohio with his wife Andrea and three children.

Voting Record

Votes on Bills

Caucuses 

Co-chairman, Congressional Manufacturing Caucus

Co-chairman, Military Mental Health Task Force (under the Congressional Mental Health Caucus)

Co-chairman, Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus

Experience

Work Experience

  • Member of the Ohio State Senate
    2000 to 2002
  • U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 17th Congressional District
    2000 to 2013

Education

Personal

Membership & Affiliation

Birth Year: 1973
Place of Birth: Niles, OH
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Christian: Catholic
Spouse:  Andrea Zetts

Contact

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Offices

Washington D.C. Office
1126 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5261
Fax: (202) 225-3719

Akron Office
1030 Tallmadge Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
Phone: (330) 630-7311
Fax: (330) 630-7314

Warren Office
197 West Market St.
Warren, OH 44481
Phone: 800-856-4152
Fax: 330-373-0098

Youngstown Office
241 West Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: (330) 740-0193
Fax: (330) 740-0182

Web

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Politics

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Committees

House Appropriations Committee

Legislation

Learn more about legislation sponsored and co-sponsored by Congressman Ryan.

Recent Elections

2020 Democratic Primary

Tim Ryan (D)61,813100%
TOTAL61,813

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Finances

RYAN, TIMOTHY J (TIM) has run in 8 races for public office, winning 7 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $9,183,110.

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Committees

Committees

House Committee on Appropriations

Subcommittees

Legislative Branch
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Voting Record

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New Legislation

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Issues

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im Ryan is a relentless advocate for Ohio’s working families. Ohioans are working harder than ever, but they’re falling further behind. In the Senate, Tim will fight to raise wages, make healthcare more affordable, and revitalize manufacturing so we can make things in Ohio again.

Civil Rights

Women’s Equality

Equal Pay for Women:

In 2015, women made 78 cents for every dollar earned by a man. African American women earned 64 cents and Latina women earned 56 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. This is unacceptable. It is common sense that women and men should earn an equal income when they are doing equal work. This is about equality and justice for women, as well as, raising the living standards of working families. That is why I am a cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which strengthens and closes loopholes in the Equal Pay Act, including providing effective remedies to women who are not being paid equal wages for equal work. I am also a cosponsor of the Fair Pay Act of 2017, which would prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of gender or race.

Paid Family/Sick Leave:

In 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act was passed to allow employees to take 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period to care for a family member, newborn, newly-adopted child, or newly-placed foster child.  While this landmark legislation made great strides to help families during difficult and joyous times, we still have a long way to go to improve protected leave. The U.S. is the only country among 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents. Studies have shown that offering paid parental leave is not only better for the family, but also the company and economy.  That is why I am a cosponsor of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act, which provides that 6 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee must be paid. I am also a cosponsor of the FAMILY Act, which would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave each year to workers for the birth or adoption of a new child, the serious illness of an immediate family member, or a worker’s own medical condition. Lastly, I am a cosponsor of the Healthy Families Act, which would allow workers in businesses with 15 or more employees to earn up to seven job protected paid sick days each year. Hardworking Americans should not have to choose between their taking care of their child, their health or the health of a family member and their paycheck.

Improving the Health of Pregnant Women and Infants:

For every 1,000 live births in the United States, nearly six babies will not live to see their first birthday, and the problem is dire in the state of Ohio. Ohio ranks 45th in the nation for infant mortality.  A baby born in Iran has a greater chance of surviving the first year of life than a black baby born in Youngstown. A racial disparity in prematurity and infant mortality rates exists in every state and U.S. territory, with the mortality rate among black infants 2.2 times higher than that of non-Hispanic white infants. We must do more as a nation to help our most vulnerable, and that is why I have introduced the Healthy Start Reauthorization Act, which reauthorizes the Healthy Start for Infants Program. This program recognizes that a community-based approach to the early delivery of services to women and families improves perinatal outcomes.  I am also a cosponsor of the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act which creates grants for states to save and sustain the health of the mothers during pregnancy, and the Healthy MOM Act, which creates a special enrollment period for pregnant women so they can enroll in or change their health insurance when they become pregnant. We must make sure every pregnant woman get access to the health care they and their babies need.

Economy

Economy

As our country continues to grapple with the effects of globalization and automation and the challenges of the 21st Century economy, putting people back to work continues to be my number one priority as a member of Congress. We need fundamental changes that result in innovative, broad-reaching legislation that will grow the economy, give our children the skills they need to succeed in the future, reward businesses that keep jobs in the United States, create a level playing field for American workers in the global market.

There is no doubt we must do more to help educate the next generation for careers in this changing economy. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education helps drive our nation’s economic train and ensures our children will be prepared to lead the world in innovation and entrepreneurship. To learn more, click here:

We need an immediate investment and focus in putting Americans back to work – in good paying jobs that will help grow the economy and strengthen our communities. Around the country our crumbling roads, bridges, railroads and sewer systems urgently need improvements and repairs. A long-term robust investment in our country’s infrastructure, including upgrading our country’s broadband network and electrical grid, can help put American’s back to work. To learn more, click here:

We cannot move our country forward, however, without growing our manufacturing sector. Manufacturing is a vital American industry and the backbone of our country, when manufacturers are given the tools they need to compete in a global marketplace, Americans prosper and our nation becomes stronger.  To learn more click here: 

We have begun to witness the massive economic boon that transitioning to a clean-energy economy can bring throughout the country. In Ohio alone over 100,000 jobs are supported by the clean energy sector, and that number is growing fast – by a rate of 4.9 percent. The clean energy economy is growing in every Midwestern state, and smart government investment in clean energy can help grow it even faster. To learn more, click here: 

Helping Working Families

Standing Up for Workers and Working Families

Over the last 20 years, the gap between the wealthy and the middle class has grown significantly.  Families who were once comfortably in the middle class are now struggling to cope with record high prices for food, food and health care – while also providing a decent future for their families and children. A strong economy is the single most important factor in making the American Dream possible. I am proud to support legislation that stands with workers and working families and helps to alleviate the challenges they face.

Raising the Minimum Wage

In the United States, everyone should be able to access basic necessities like food and shelter. However, the current federal minimum wage is too low to adequately support someone working hard to make ends meet. At $7.25 an hour, the minimum wage pays only $15,000 per year, placing a family of three thousands of dollars below the poverty line. For hardworking Americans seeking economic security for themselves and their families, this is simply not good enough.

That is why I support raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. It can be very difficult to raise a family in this economy, and hardworking Americans deserve to be properly compensated. This bill is a step in the right direction.

Closing the Wage Gap

Despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women in the United States are paid on average just 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. In 2009, I was proud to vote for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and watch President Obama sign it into law. This important legislation clarified that pay discrimination constitutes a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As long as workers file their lawsuit within 180 days of receiving a discriminatory paycheck, their charges would still be considered timely.

Further, I am proud to be an original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act. This bill aims to eliminate the gender wage gap by allowing women to collect punitive as well as compensatory damages for pay discrimination. The Paycheck Fairness Act also offers negotiation skills training to women and girls as well as resources to small businesses to promote pay equity in the workplace. Paycheck fairness is not only good for women, but also good for the economic security of American families.

Improving Family and Medical Leave

In this economic climate, no one should have to worry about losing his or her job due to family obligations or medical necessity. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was passed to allow employees to take 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period to care for a family member, newborn, newly-adopted child, or newly-placed foster child. While this landmark legislation made great strides to help families during difficult and joyous times, we still have a long way to go to improve protected leave.

That is why I am a cosponsor the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, a bill that extends the legacy of the FMLA through 12 weeks of paid leave. I am also a cosponsor of the Healthy Families Act, which permits employees to earn at least one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Hardworking Americans should not have to choose between their health or the health of a family member and their paycheck.

Protecting the Workplace Rights of Pregnant Women

Women make up nearly half of the American workforce, yet their job security is often threatened when they become pregnant.  As a husband and father, I am proud to cosponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bill making it unlawful to force pregnant women out of the workplace or deny them reasonable accommodations that would enable them to continue providing for their families.

Manufacturing

Revitalizing American Manufacturing

Protecting our economy and putting citizens back to work is one of my top priorities as a Member of Congress. We need to take an innovative approach to legislation that will grow the economy, reward businesses that keep jobs in the United States, reduce the deficit, and create a level playing field for American workers in the global market.

Protecting Manufacturing

It is essential we do all we can to strengthen and protect manufacturing, a vital American industry and the foundation of our economy. When manufacturers are given the tools they need to compete in a global marketplace, Americans prosper and our nation becomes stronger. Manufacturing employs 662,000 Ohioans and contributes $99.8 billion to our state’s economy.  In our district alone, we have more than 600 manufacturing companies employing nearly 37,000 workers. Most recently, manufacturers have lost on average 74,000 jobs per month, good-paying jobs that pay an average of 20 percent more than typical service sector jobs.

As Co-Chair of both the House Manufacturing Caucus and the House Maker Caucus, I am dedicated to promoting and expanding American manufacturing. I have introduced legislation to establish the position of U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer in the Executive Office of the President. The U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer (CMO) will be responsible for coordinating manufacturing-related policies and activities across agencies. The CMO will also develop a national strategy to revitalize the manufacturing sector, spur economic growth, and increase our competitiveness around the globe. Manufacturing is the stabilizing force behind our local and national economy. Without a strong domestic manufacturing base, we will not have a strong economic recovery.

Fair and Balanced Trade

Each and every day, I hear stories from constituents who have been negatively impacted by free trade agreements that ship manufacturing jobs overseas. When plants are closed and friends and family lose a reliable source of income, it has a profound rippling effect that impacts every part of our community. All workers ask for is a level playing field so they can compete on a global scale. However, past trade agreements have not lived up to those standards, and I have consistently opposed them while in Congress. That is why I voted against the Panama, Colombia, and South Korea free trade agreements and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Furthermore, I have testified before the International Trade Commission to voice my concern about predatory behavior of countries such as China that continues to dump steel and aluminum products on our shores at government subsidized below-market prices. It is my belief that hardworking Americans deserve better when it comes to our country’s trade policy.

Advanced Manufacturing

Future of manufacturing rests with our ability to innovate. We must invest in innovation in manufacturing, so new industries and jobs can flourish. In 2012, a landmark $85 million public-private investment was made in Northeast Ohio. The joint venture, America Makes, was the first major investment to help revitalize American manufacturing by investing in “additive manufacturing” which relies on 3D printers to build components layer-by-layer rather than subtractive processes like milling. More than 20 collaborative research projects are under way and Northeast Ohio is already seeing the benefits with companies coming to Youngstown, Akron, and Cleveland. This investment is helping the U.S. grow its capabilities in additive manufacturing; but unfortunately, experts estimate that American spending only amounts to about one-third of what China is investing in in the same industry.

Education and Workforce Development

There is no doubt we must do more to help educate the next generation for careers in manufacturing. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education helps drive our nation’s economic train and ensures our children will be prepared to lead the world in innovation and entrepreneurship. That is why I have introduced the 21st Century Shop Class Act, which promotes maker education and will help gives students the skills they will need to participate in the exciting jobs that require knowledge of new tools, such as computer programming, engineering analysis, 3-D printing, and robotics. I have also cosponsored the Stepping up to STEM Education Act and the Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act to help expand and increase the participation in STEM programs. As Americans we have always valued education, and we have had a strong appetite for innovation and entrepreneurship.  This is even more important today as the competition for manufacturing and jobs has truly become global. We need educated citizens that will be ready to build a better and brighter future for the United States of America.

Education

Education

We must improve and expand our children’s opportunity to access a quality education in in the United States of America. Investing in education is an investment into our economy, our quality of life and most importantly it is an investment into our children’s future.

Every Child Deserves a Quality Education

It is our responsibility in Congress to improve and expand our children’s opportunity to access a quality education in in the United States of America. Investing in education is an investment into our economy, our quality of life and most importantly it is an investment into our children’s future. Advancements in childhood nutrition, after-school programs, technology in schools, as well as teacher salaries, recruitment and training must be a priority for success. We have seen how severe state and federal budget cuts undermine the ability of our local school districts to provide a quality education for our children; this has resulted in overcrowded and dilapidated schools, overburdened and stressed teachers, increased class sizes, and inadequate support services like special education, after-school care and preschool programs. That is why I have continually voted against legislation that would make drastic cuts to our children’s education.

As a father and the husband of an elementary school teacher, I understand the need for Congress to improve education and ensure equal access to a quality education.  That is why I supported the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which includes commonsense provisions that ensure our young people get the education they deserve. This legislation gives states greater power to close the achievement gap for disadvantaged students, reduces overreliance on standardized testing, and gives teachers and schools the resources they need to be successful.

Social Emotional Learning

In the last few years, I have become convinced of the necessity of teaching social and emotional learning skills to our children, and have worked with some great leaders in bringing the financial and intellectual skills and expertise to Youngstown and Warren City Schools. Social and emotional learning is a process that promotes the development of core personal competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships skills, and responsible decision-making – all within a safe, caring, and participatory learning environment.

In 2011, I introduced the Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act to allow federal funding for teacher and principal training to be used for SEL programming. As we have seen in schools in our district, SEL helps increase attendance, decrease suspensions and behavioral incidences, and improve attention and participation among students. Creating a healthy and safe environment for students to learn is essential to a quality education. I was proud that language that will help expand and make the teaching of social and emotional learning more effective was included in the ESSA. Creating a healthy and safe environment for students to learn is essential to a quality education and I am proud this bill continues to advance this important cause. I will continue to support legislation that helps our young people both boost their academic potential and teach them how to build the relationships and skills necessary to be a productive member of the American workforce.

Charter School Accountability

Ohio is home to nearly 400 taxpayer-funded charter schools that educate approximately 123,000 students. These families and children deserve a charter school system that promotes transparency and is held accountable to make sure every student is receiving the best education. That is why I introduced the Charter School Accountability Act to increase transparency and oversight of the U.S. charter school system. I was pleased that the ESSA strengthens the accountability and transparency within the charter school program, including language from this bill. Ohio students attending charter schools, and their parents, should never have to worry if they are getting the education they are owed.

Higher Education

Education does not stop after high school and we need to improve equality and access at the college level as well. College costs are increasing at a much faster rate than the financial aid given to students and their families. Since 1978, the cost of college tuition has increased by an astounding 1200%, with no real end in sight. Our students are drowning in the debt they were forced to take on to cover these rising costs, and they are too often saddled with tremendous debts long after they complete their education. To make interest rates for college students more affordable, I cosponsored the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which allows borrowers with existing student loans to refinance at the lower interest rates available to new borrowers. Student borrowers should not have to wait for relief when they need help now.

Salad Bars in Schools

We must do more to help raise awareness and educate our children on how to eat healthier both at home and at school. Most children consume a least half of their meals at school, with more than 32 million participating in the National School Lunch Program and more than 12 million participating in the School Breakfast Program. Research shows that children are much more likely to consume healthy fresh food if there is a salad bar available for children to build and create their own meal. However, the upfront cost of acquiring the equipment and the investment in planning and administering a salad bar can be too costly for most schools to undertake with existing resources. That is why I introduced the Salad Bars in Schools Act, which supports creating a grant program that would allow schools to work with existing non-profits that promote getting more salad bars into our children’s schools.

Environment

Environment

Addressing the Dangers of Climate Change

The threat of global climate change is one of the most critical issues facing our nation, and the world today. I believe that we owe it to future generations to tackle this problem head on and get serious in addressing the reduction of carbon emissions. The science is clear that if greenhouse gasses continue to be emitted at the current rate, we will see increased signs of climate instability, including more frequent severe weather, sea level rise and damage to natural resources and wildlife. These effects could have a major impact on our quality of life and could result in a devastating loss of life and property. I believe we must protect the integrity of the Clean Air Act and not reject the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment finding that greenhouse gases are harmful pollutants that threaten public health and welfare. Additionally, investing in alternative energy technologies necessary to combat global climate change will lay the foundation for renewed prosperity through the creation of clean energy jobs and the elimination of our addiction to foreign oil.

That is why I have consistently voted against House Republican spending bills that would cut investments in energy efficiency, clean energy like wind and solar, and advanced vehicle technologies. Furthermore, I am opposed to cuts to important agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, Interior Department, and the Energy Department. These entities only goal is to protect our country’s natural resources and improve our public health through environmental safeguards.

Protecting the Great Lakes

As a Member of Congress from Northeast Ohio, I understand the importance of protecting our waterways, especially the Great Lakes. That is why I am proud that my legislation to help prevent harmful algal blooms by requiring the EPA to appoint a coordinator to address the issue of these algal blooms in the Great Lakes was signed into law by President Obama. I believe it our duty as Ohioans to ensure that Lake Erie and the Great Lakes are able to thrive. Ohio’s abundance of fresh water is a vital resource and strategic advantage, and it’s critical that we do everything in our power to combat these harmful algal blooms that threaten the health and well-being of our state.

Health Care

Health Care

Healthcare Overview

For the first time in decades, the United States has seen a drop in life expectancy. This is extremely troubling and emphasizes the need for our country to take a hard look on the health and wellness of our citizens. We need to increase access to healthcare for all Americans, improve preventative health, and make the necessary investments into research and development on how to combat diseases.

Affordable Care Act

I am proud supporter of the Affordable Care Act which put in place a patient bill of rights. The ramifications of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for Ohioans are real. In Ohio alone, more than 35 thousand young adults would lose their insurance coverage through their parents’ health plans. Nearly 6.7 million residents of Ohio with private insurance coverage will be vulnerable again to having lifetime limits placed on how much insurance companies will spend on their health care. More than 1.8 million seniors in Ohio who have Medicare coverage would be forced to pay a co-pay to receive important preventive services like mammograms and colonoscopies. Repealing the ACA will have tragic effects on the millions of Americans who rely on quality and affordable healthcare for their families.

Research and Development

As Congress continues to work to promote accountability in the budget and avoid wasteful spending, I believe it is imperative that we continue to fund important programs to improve our Nation’s healthcare. That is why I am a longtime supporter of continuing to fund the National Institute of Health, which provides funding for research grants and clinical trials for such diseases as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.

Further, I was pleased to support the 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law by President Obama. This legislation focuses on increased investments to the NIH, expedites reviews of lifesaving medicine, and streamlines the drug and device development process. This legislation will deliver $8.75 billion for the NIH in mandatory funding over the next five years which will help continue research grants and clinical trials for many diseases. This legislation also focuses on the modernization of clinical trials and supports the inclusion of diverse populations in clinical research, which allows for the use of new and creative adaptive clinical trial designs and encourages the development of next generation treatments. Furthermore, it supports the development of precision medicine through funding in the NIH and Cures Innovation Fund. In addition, the package includes key provisions on substance use disorders and mental health, including $1 billion in grants for states to treat heroin and prescription opioid addiction. I hope this legislation will give the millions of people of who are suffering from life-threatening diseases and their families hope that a cure will be discovered.

Nutrition Curriculum

Healthcare spending in the United States continues to rise. Healthcare expenditures surpassed $2.3 trillion in 2008, with costs from chronic disease treatment accounting for over 75 percent of national health costs. Many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke are linked to dietary and lifestyle choices. Unfortunately, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, many physicians feel inadequately trained to provide proper nutrition advice. Furthermore, the same can be said for physical activity – although expert recommendations encourage more medical schools to teach physical activity, only 13 percent of medical schools integrate it into the curricula. That is why I introduced the bipartisan Expansion of Nutrition’s Role in Curricula and Healthcare (ENRICH) Act, which would create a grant program for U.S. Medical Schools and Osteopathic Colleges to create an integrated nutrition and physical activity curriculum program.

Health and Wellness

Overview

Americans are facing a chronic health epidemic which is increasing healthcare spending and lowering quality of life. Constant stress and easy access to fast food has exacerbated these problems. Healthcare expenditures in the United States surpassed $2.3 trillion in 2008, with costs from chronic disease treatment accounting for over 75 percent of national health costs. Many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke are linked to dietary and lifestyle choices. Luckily, there are several promising avenues that can help Americans live more wholesome lives – such as practicing mindfulness, teaching social emotional learning and healthy eating.

Mindfulness

I started a daily mindfulness practice a few years ago and immediately began to appreciate its practical benefits in my everyday life. It helps me harness more of my energy and pay better attention to what I am doing in relation to those around me. It can be utilized by hardworking Americans in a variety of contexts including in our schools, hospitals, military, and social services. Research shows mindfulness can help address stress related illnesses and lead to greater productivity. This is why I have created a space for other Representatives and staff to learn how to mediate and take a few minutes out of the busy days to have some quiet time.

In the classroom, teaching students how to control their emotions can help them be more successful, as well as make life easier on their teachers. Mindfulness techniques have also been proven to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) – as well as those currently serving our country deal with the difficult realities of deployment. Mindfulness practices have the ability to unlock the potential of everyone from blue collar workers to white collar CEOs, and save the government money in the process.

Social Emotional Learning

In the last few years, I have become convinced of the necessity of teaching social and emotional learning skills to our children, and have worked with some great leaders in bringing the financial and intellectual skills and expertise to Youngstown and Warren City Schools. Social and emotional learning is a process that promotes the development of core personal competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships skills, and responsible decision-making – all within a safe, caring, and participatory learning environment.

In 2011, I introduced the Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act to allow federal funding for teacher and principal training to be used for SEL programming. As we have seen in schools in our district, SEL helps increase attendance, decrease suspensions and behavioral incidences, and improve attention and participation among students. Creating a healthy and safe environment for students to learn is essential to a quality education. I was proud that language that will help expand and make the teaching of social and emotional learning more effective was included in the ESSA. Creating a healthy and safe environment for students to learn is essential to a quality education and I am proud this bill continues to advance this important cause. I will continue to support legislation that helps our young people both boost their academic potential and teach them how to build the relationships and skills necessary to be a productive member of the American workforce.

Healthy Eating

I enjoy eating hot wings, burgers, and fries as much as anyone else. There is nothing wrong with eating fast food or getting desert every now and then. However, many government policies make eating bad food the most convenient and affordable option. This cheap, unhealthy food is driving up the number of Americans with diet-related illnesses, like diabetes or heart disease, which is leading to increases in health care spending. Tax dollars are currently going to big producers for corn, soy, and wheat rather than to support smaller producers for locally sourced fruits and vegetables. By shifting subsidies away from highly processed foods, we will be able to move the system in a healthier direction. I will continue to fight to promote realistic solutions to help families access nutrient rich foods, increase utilization of community gardens, and educate Americans about what they are eating.

Salad Bars in Schools

We must do more to help raise awareness and educate our children on how to eat healthier both at home and at school. Most children consume a least half of their meals at school, with more than 32 million participating in the National School Lunch Program and more than 12 million participating in the School Breakfast Program. Research shows that children are much more likely to consume healthy fresh food if there is a salad bar available for children to build and create their own meal. However, the upfront cost of acquiring the equipment and the investment in planning and administering a salad bar can be too costly for most schools to undertake with existing resources. That is why I introduced the Salad Bars in Schools Act, which supports creating a grant program that would allow schools to work with existing non-profits that promote getting more salad bars into our children’s schools.

Enrich Act

Our medical system relies too heavily on responding to illness rather than promoting wellness. We need to be proactive in encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, rather than being reactive in responding to those who are unhealthy. One way to do this would be to help our those in the medical fields to treat the whole person, rather than just their illness, by including diet and daily exercise in their treatment options. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, many physicians feel inadequately trained to provide proper nutrition advice. Furthermore, the same can be said for physical activity—although expert recommendations encourage more medical schools to teach physical activity, only 13 percent of medical schools integrate it into the curricula. That is why I introduced the bipartisan Expansion of Nutrition’s Role in Curricula and Healthcare (ENRICH) Act, which would create a grant program for U.S. Medical Schools and Osteopathic Colleges to create an integrated nutrition and physical activity curriculum program.

Protecting Reproductive Health

There are many factors involved when a woman decides to end a pregnancy, and over the past 14 years in political office, I have gained a deeper understanding of the complexities and emotions that accompany the difficult decisions that women and families make when confronted with these situations. I’ve heard firsthand from women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds about the circumstances and hardships that accompany this personal choice, which we should not judge.

I have sat with women from Ohio and across the nation and heard them talk about their varying experiences: abusive relationships, financial hardship, health scares, rape, and incest. There are endless stories about women in troubling situations – the woman who became pregnant and has a violent spouse; the woman who lost her job and is unable to afford another child; or the underage girl who risks being thrown out of her house if she reveals her pregnancy. These are just a few of the many stories I have heard.  Each of these women lived through difficult and personal situations with few options and no clear path to take. This is why there is no easy answer.

These women gave me a better understanding of how complex and difficult certain situations can become. And while there are people of good conscience on both sides of this argument, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: the heavy hand of government must not make this decision for women and families. Each and every American deserves the right to deal with these difficult situations in consultation with their families, close friends, or religious advisors. No federal or state law banning abortion can honestly and fairly take into account the various circumstances that make each decision unique.

Where government does have the ability to play a significant role is in giving women and families the tools they need to prevent unintended pregnancies by expanding education and access to contraception. We must get past the ignorance, fear, and – yes – discrimination against women that lead to restrictions on contraception and age-appropriate sex education.

During my time in Congress, I have authored and supported many proposals to help women prevent unplanned pregnancies, support prevention education, teach teens about values and healthy relationships and ensure access to contraception by increasing funding for family planning programs. I am also a cosponsor the Women’s Health Protection Act and Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act, which would help protect women in response to increasing attacks on access to reproductive health.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

With our energy grids failing, our sewers leaking, our roads crumbling, and interest rates at historically low levels, now is the time to reinvest in America. Even in the depths of the Great Depression, we invested money into public works that led to the post-war economic expansion. Infrastructure investments spur economic development by making areas safe and attractive for new businesses, while simultaneously creating thousands of jobs. Research conducted by the World Bank indicates a 10 percent increase in infrastructure spending directly leads to a 1 percent increase in GDP.

I believe there is a critical need for Congress to address our country’s crumbling infrastructure. America requires a robust transportation infrastructure to compete in the global economy, and the current state of our roads, bridges, and railroads reflects decades of neglect. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) reports that more than 25% of bridges in the United States either need significant repairs or are handling more traffic than they were originally designed to carry. In addition 32% of America’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, costing U.S. motorists who are traveling on deficient pavement $67 billion a year. The Federal Highway Administration estimates that these poor road conditions play a role in more than 14,300 traffic fatalities annually.

That is why I supported the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on in December of 2015. I voted in favor this legislation, which provides $281 billion in funding and reauthorizing highway, bridge, transportation safety, and public transit projects for the next five years. It is time for Congress to stop passing short-term extensions and give our state and local governments the tools and the stability they need to move infrastructure projects forward. Too many communities are suffering from aging roads and bridges and I am pleased that this bill will provide the first step to rebuilding our country’s transportation portals and help put Americans back to work.

I am extremely happy to have had the opportunity to assist the City of Akron in receiving a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant in 2016. This program affords state and local governments to apply for federal investment in our nation’s roads, rails, and ports. While simultaneously improving infrastructure, the TIGER grant program serves as an important component for job creation and economic development across the nation. The TIGER grant helped Akron make enhancements to major connections within Akron’s downtown area, and provide support for both local and global businesses located in the Akron downtown. Akron is quickly becoming a global hub of innovation, attracting international biomedical technologies and companies that are looking for help in commercializing their produces and expanding into a global market and this TIGER will help the City of Akron continue to move forward and grow.

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I understand the importance of the continuing fight for our infrastructure’s needs. From this position, I will continue my efforts ensuring that our transportation and infrastructure systems our effective and safely serve the American people.

Safety

Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic

Overview

A prescription drug and heroin epidemic is currently sweeping our state and the nation. Opioid deaths have surpassed 30,000 for the first time in history.  I have personally seen tragedy play out in our community due to the readily available nature of these drugs.  In Ohio, fatal drug overdoses have been the leading cause of accidental death since 2007, with heroin-involved deaths rising from 16 percent of all drug overdoses in 2008 to 22 percent in 2010. These numbers are unacceptable, and more needs to be done to stem the ever-growing tide. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus and member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, I have made it my priority to educate and raise awareness about the dangers of heroin and opioid abuse.

Substance abuse costs our nation $600 billion in health care, criminal justice, and lost productivity costs, but that is nothing compared to the toll it takes on our families and friends. We cannot continue to allow heroin and prescription drugs to wreak havoc on our communities. There is no simple answer to how we combat this public health crisis, and we must treat addiction as a disease and respond accordingly. It needs to be a comprehensive approach that combines law enforcement, prevention, treatment, recovery support, overdose reversal and criminal justice initiatives.

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery (CARA) Act

In the 114th Congress, I introduced the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery (CARA) Act to provide for a robust response to the heroin and prescription drug epidemic through prevention, law enforcement strategies, and the expansion of evidence-based treatment. I am proud that President Obama signed this important piece of legislation into law.

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 expands prevention and educational efforts to prevent the abuse of opioids, increases the availability of naloxone to law enforcement agencies and other responders, and strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs to help states monitor and track prescription drug diversion and to help at-risk individuals access services. Furthermore, it creates a grant program to states to carry out a comprehensive opioid abuse response, reauthorizes a grant program for residential treatment for pregnant and postpartum women who have an opioid-use disorder and for their children, and expands prescription drug take-back programs. I was happy to continue this work in the 115th Congress with the introduction of CARA 2.0, which builds on the effort authorizes new funding and programs to combat this ongoing problem.

Increasing Access to Treatment

Right now, 2.1 million Americans abuse prescription pain relievers, yet only 1 in 10 gets treated. I believe we must make substance abuse treatment more accessible and affordable for anyone who makes the courageous decision to get help. That is why Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and I have introduced the Breaking Addiction Act, which would increase access to treatment by repealing the archaic IMD Exclusion once and for all and opens up treatment for those men and women who need it.

Expand Treatment and Recovery for Infants, Pregnant Women

We need to make sure we are doing everything in our power to protect the most vulnerable and innocent victims of this epidemic – infants. That is why I cosponsored the Protecting Our Infants Act, which creates a report on prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome, and develops strategies to address gaps in research and programs. I was proud this legislation became law in 2015.

Social Security

Protecting Our Seniors

Ensuring Social Security and Medicare for Future Generations

Social Security and Medicare are two of our most important social programs, having helped keep millions of seniors and the disabled out of poverty. House Democrats fought long and hard to pass the original Medicare program, and we must continue to honor Medicare’s guarantee that our seniors’ health needs will be taken care of during their golden years.

Before Medicare, in 1964 just 51 percent of Americans over 65 had health care coverage. Today thanks to Medicare, coverage is practically universal. Currently Medicare provides comprehensive health care coverage to 47 million Americans, including 39 million seniors and 8 million people under 65 with disabilities. Such universal coverage has shielded seniors from the often debilitating costs of healthcare, drastically reducing the number of our seniors living in poverty. Nearly 30 percent of seniors lived below the poverty line in 1964, and today that number has dropped to 7.5 percent.

As you know, Republicans want to privatize and block grant Medicare. This would end Medicare as we know it. According to them, Medicare would be replaced by what Republicans call “premium support.” Vouchers would be given to seniors to reduce the price of buying private insurance. However, if they cannot afford insurance even with the vouchers, they would be left uninsured with no additional assistance from the government. This plan would be a disaster for our nation’s seniors. It give insurance companies the power to decide who they wish to cover, leaving many seniors unable to purchase insurance because their preexisting health conditions are too costly.

Under Republican’s plan, millions of seniors who have paid into Medicare their entire lives will left out in the cold. I refuse to stand idly by as Republicans attempt to rob America’s seniors from getting the quality health care they deserve. I want my children and grandchildren to have the same health security the generations before them had. Rest assured I will do everything in my power to protect Medicare and Social Security and keep the promise our country has made to its citizens.

Veterans

Fighting for our Servicemembers and Veterans

Protecting our national security is imperative to the American way of life. Continuous wars have taken a toll on our military. I am dedicated to honoring our commitments and restoring the health of our military. We need smart acquisitions to restore our military strength; we need to care for our servicemembers and the families who are bearing the burden of war; we need to honor our obligations to our Veterans. Providing for our armed forces, service members and Veterans is essential to continue our American freedoms.

Increasing Military Readiness

Being from the Mahoning Valley, I often think of the servicemembers at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and Camp Ravenna who work tirelessly each day to keep our nation safe and the duty I have to ensure they have what they need to do their jobs. As a member of the House Defense Approprations Subcommittee and the House Military Construction and Veterans Appropriations Subcommittee, I am proud to play an integral part in the formation of funding legislation that help improve the equipment and services that are critical to our national security. Each and every day, the men and women of our military sacrifice for our safety; it is our job to give them the resources they need to succeed.

Steady investments in our military is essential, especially prioritizing the recapitalization of the Air Force’s C130 Fleet. This modernization plan will provide hardworking airmen, including the 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, with overdue essential upgrades. Furthermore, I am pleased that we were able to reinvest $12M in the 13th District, providing essential upgrades to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and Camp Ravenna. This funding will give our Airmen and Soldiers the training facilities necessary to remain combat ready and complete their missions. I am proud to have supported our men and women in uniform and will continue ensure the vital upkeep of YARS and Camp Ravenna.

Fighting for Our Veterans Healthcare

The health and well-being of our nation’s active servicemen, servicewomen, and veterans is extremely important to me. Unfortunately, military mental health patients around the country are still having trouble accessing quality treatment.  This is inexcusable. As Co-Chair of the Military Mental Health Caucus, I have worked closely with my Congressional colleagues to demand that military members and veterans suffering from mental illnesses receive the same standard of treatment. The price of not doing so is simply too high—as we are painfully finding out.

I have cosponsored multiple pieces of legislation designed to assist our service members and their families, including the Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act, Post 9/11 GI Bill Reserve Component Eligibility Act, Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act, a bill to prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the VA, the Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Physicians Act, Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act, and the Sgt Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act. Additionally, I have supported the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on February 12, 2015. This legislation increases access to mental health care by creating a peer support and community outreach pilot program to assist transitioning service members, and mandating an annual evaluation of VA mental health and suicide-prevention programs. While this is an important step in the right direction, we must do more.

We need to change the VA system in a way that is going to fix this problem and heal our veterans, and we must work to rebuild the trust with veterans and their families. That is why I have introduced legislation that would help modernize and improve military health treatment both at the VA and at Veteran Services Organizations by incorporating integrative health techniques into their treatment for veterans. I believe these integrative approaches can help preemptively address these needs and ultimately create less expensive treatments for long-term veteran healthcare.

Honor Our Commitment to Veterans

Through my position on the Appropriations Committee I intend to make sure our Veterans get the care they fought for and deserve. I have co-sponsored multiple pieces of legislation designed to guarantee we do not turn our back on the promises we made our Veterans. This legislation includes the Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act, Fair Treatment for Families of Veterans Act, Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act, Support the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act, Honor America’s Guard-Reserve Retirees Act, Retired Pay Restoration Act, and Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act. If we are going to continue to rely upon our military to act when we require their assistance, we must act now to hold up our end of the bargain. The United States made promises to our Veterans and now owes faithfulness to our commitments.

Democracy & Governance

STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY

Tipping the balance of power back to working people in the United States will demand bold reforms to strengthen our democracy. Tim has long fought to get money out of politics and ensure that our government works on behalf of working people—not just corporations and the wealthy and well-connected.

He’s cosponsored and repeatedly voted for legislation that would roll back the Citizens United decision, require dark money groups to disclose their donors, and end the influence of corporate special interests on our elections.

And while Ohioans speak out against partisan gerrymanders that dilute the voice of communities of color and voting restrictions that keep people of color, people with disabilities, working-class people, students, veterans, and seniors from the ballot box, Tim is pushing to pass critical legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act—and calling on the Senate to abolish the filibuster in order to get the job done.

Economy & Jobs

CUTTING WORKERS IN ON THE DEAL

The most valuable asset the United States has ever had was a thriving middle class. But today, after decades of disinvestment, unfair trade and outsourcing, and policies that have boosted the wealthiest and the biggest corporations at the expense of working people, Ohioans are working harder than ever before, doing everything right, and still falling further behind. Tim has spent his career fighting for working people, no matter their race or gender, and he’ll continue to fight in the Senate—beginning with passing the PRO Act, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, expanding access to high-quality and affordable child care, and protecting the promise of a dignified retirement.

After seeing the devastating impacts of NAFTA on Northeast Ohio, Tim has consistently taken on both parties to oppose harmful trade policies that allow companies to ship Ohio jobs overseas and hollow out Ohio communities. He was an outspoken opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, voted against unfair trade deals introduced by Democrats and Republicans alike, and prior to the passage of USMCA, was a leading voice to renegotiate NAFTA to level the playing field for Ohio workers. Tim has also consistently called out China and other bad actors for illegal practices like currency manipulation, intellectual property theft, and corporate subsidies, and he will keep fighting to crack down on those who break the law to undercut Ohio workers and businesses.

Tim recognizes that a full economic recovery will require everyone at the table—including both businesses and workers—working together to reinvest into our people and communities. That’s why he’s consistently worked to bring businesses and investment to Ohio, to help small businesses keep their doors open during the pandemic, and to cut taxes for businesses that do right by their workers by providing paid leave and other critical benefits.

We can’t tilt the balance of power back to working people unless we’re cutting all workers in on the deal, which is why Tim will keep working to close the gender and racial pay gaps that have left working women and Black and Brown workers behind, to expand access to credit and capital for minority-owned businesses, and reinvest into communities across Ohio that have been left behind for too long.

REBUILDING OUR COUNTRY AND REVITALIZING MANUFACTURING

Ohio workers dominated the last industrial age—steel in Youngstown, rubber in Akron, glass in Toledo, as well as entire supply chains for the automotive and aerospace industries. Now, we have a chance to do it all over again with the industries of the future—whether it’s wind turbines and solar panels, semiconductors, or charging stations for electric vehicles. Tim is working to ensure that Ohio can once more compete and win by making bold investments into our infrastructure and revitalizing manufacturing to meet the needs of the 21st-century economy—beginning with efforts to fix our supply chain and bring down costs for Ohioans while creating thousands of good paying jobs for our communities

Tim believes we need a robust infrastructure bill that will put thousands of Ohioans to work rebuilding our roads and bridges, and connect Ohioans in our cities and rural areas to affordable, high-speed internet so we can compete around the world. At the heart of the infrastructure plan is Tim’s bipartisan Build America, Buy America legislation that he’s introduced alongside Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to make sure that any taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects use American-made materials.

Ohio workers have always led the nation and the world in making things. Tim will continue to honor that history by pushing to invest in skills training and apprenticeships, R&D, and emerging industries so Ohio can remain a manufacturing powerhouse.

GIVING SENIORS A PAY RAISE

For nearly a century, the promise in this country has been simple: anyone working hard has the right to a dignified retirement. Tim has always fought back against dangerous efforts to cut and privatize Social Security and Medicare that would directly harm older Ohioans, as well as surviving spouses and Ohioans with disabilities.

CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL OHIO

As we get Ohio working again, Tim is committed to making sure our rural areas don’t get left behind any longer.

Tim is fighting to make big investments into our roads and bridges and affordable high-speed internet that will help connect our communities and make it easier to do business in rural Ohio — all while creating good-paying construction jobs for local workers and using American-made materials to do it. Ohio is home to the best workers in the world, and our rural communities have a critical role to play as we bring our supply chain home and revitalize manufacturing.

With the right leadership, our small towns and rural areas can continue to offer a great quality of life for all who live there, which is why Tim is pushing to put people to work rebuilding and modernizing our schools and building more affordable housing, helping rural Ohioans get the skills to find a good job, expanding access to affordable child care, and making sure Ohio’s rural hospitals have the resources they need to keep their doors open. In Congress, he’s worked to secure funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission, which provides critical resources to health care providers throughout eastern Ohio so that families can access the care they need without having to drive hours away.  He also knows how hard the opioid epidemic has hit rural Ohio. He’s worked across party lines to expand rural mental health care for veterans and expand access to telehealth services for those struggling with substance use disorder, and will continue to fight for resources to address this devastating crisis.

Finally, Tim is proud to support the Ohio farmers who feed and fuel the world. He’s pushed to bring down input costs for farmers, inspire the next generation of Ohioans to pursue careers in agriculture, and is working to make sure that family farmers are able to pass their land on to the next generation. Tim also recognizes the critical role that farmers play in protecting our environment, which is why he has proudly cosponsored legislation to expand the use of low-carbon biofuels, and to partner with and reward farmers who employ conservation practices to improve soil quality and sequester carbon.

Instead, he’s working to give a pay raise to seniors and other beneficiaries of these critical benefits. In Congress, he has supported legislation that would put more money in seniors’ pockets by increasing benefits, cutting taxes, and ensuring that Social Security keeps up with the rising cost of living so that no one who has spent a lifetime working hard has to retire into poverty—all of which we can do by raising workers’ wages so we’re investing more money into retirement, and by asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share.

Tim also supports strengthening and expanding Medicare by lowering the eligibility age to 60 and allowing people to buy in at 50, allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices—which would result in big savings for seniors and taxpayers—and expanding benefits to include vision, dental, and hearing coverage so older Ohioans can get the care they need.

Finally, Tim knows a pension is a promise. He’s fought to shore up multi-employer pension plans and successfully worked with Senator Sherrod Brown to pass the Butch Lewis Act, protecting the hard-earned pensions of more than 40,000 Ohio workers and retirees, and he’ll always fight to make sure that after years of hard work, our seniors are cut in on the deal.

Public Safety

HONORING OHIO’S MILITARY COMMUNITY AND STRENGTHENING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY

Tim has always shown up for the veterans, service members, and military families who take on the unthinkable to keep us safe. In Congress, he has worked to cut servicemembers and their families in on the deal by raising pay, investing in new pathways to civilian life, and expanding and modernizing the support and care systems that serve our servicemembers and veterans. And in the Senate, he’ll continue to fight to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Tim is working to close the pay gap between National Guard members, reservists, and active duty servicemembers, and to increase pay and benefits for those who serve our country. He voted to extend GI Bill benefits to those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and helped pass the biggest military pay increase in years and the biggest increase in VA funding in history—all while continuing to push for health care resources that meet the needs of our veterans today, including new treatments for those struggling with PTSD, opioid use disorder, and chronic pain.

Tim also recognizes that one of the best ways of honoring our troops is by making sure they can get a good-paying job as they transition to civilian life, by expanding access to skills training and career opportunities, investing in programs like Helmets to Hardhats, and rewarding businesses that hire National Guard members, reservists, and veterans.

Tim understands that our defense needs and the challenges our military faces are constantly evolving. For instance, China is outpacing the United States in emerging technologies that give them a massive strategic advantage on the world stage. Tim is working to bring research dollars to Ohio to develop new defense technologies here, and to strengthen our defense industrial base so that instead of relying on foreign countries to supply our military, we can secure our supply chain and create good jobs in Ohio.

KEEPING OHIOANS SAFE

Every Ohioan should be able to go about their lives safely and free from the threat of violence.

As a dad of three and the husband of an elementary school teacher, Tim has fought to end the epidemic of gun violence that threatens communities across Ohio. In the wake of the 2019 Oregon District shooting in Dayton, Tim led a caravan of gun safety advocates to Mitch McConnell’s hometown to demand the Senate take up gun safety reform legislation, including commonsense proposals to expand background checks and keep guns out of the hands of terrorists and dangerous criminals.

Tim understands that local law enforcement needs resources to protect the communities they serve, and that police officers should earn a good wage and benefits that reflect the dangers they face every day, which is why he has brought back millions of dollars to help communities across Ohio recruit and train officers.

He also knows that public safety also means modernizing our policing to address the challenges of the 21st century—like making sure law enforcement has the resources to detect and stop the spread of opioids and synthetic drugs—and bringing folks to the table to address police brutality and systemic racism and restore trust between law enforcement and the people they’re sworn to serve and protect. Tim has worked across party lines to sponsor legislation to invest in immersive training for law enforcement to better respond to people experiencing mental health crises, and continues to support efforts to expand racial bias training and increase transparency and accountability in policing.

MODERNIZING OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

As the great-grandson of immigrants, Tim understands personally how new Americans’ contributions to our communities have shaped the fabric of our society. If we’re serious about honoring our heritage as a nation of immigrants, we need to set aside the scare tactics and work to modernize our broken system to keep families together—all while taking steps to grow our economy and keep Americans safe.

In Congress, Tim has worked to secure funding to make sure law enforcement agencies are adequately staffed, and invest in technology and resources to secure our border as effectively as possible to better keep out terrorists and criminals and prevent the spread of fentanyl and other deadly drugs.

He’s voted to reform our broken immigration system and spoke up against efforts to separate immigrant families and end protections for young people brought to the United States as children. Above all, Tim remains committed to working with anyone to make it easier to immigrate here legally, streamline and update our intake processes for refugees and asylum seekers, and establish a path to citizenship for the workers and small business owners who are already in the United States.

Health & Education

INVESTING IN AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OHIOANS

In the richest country on Earth, it is unacceptable that anyone should go broke because they had to go to the hospital or pay for a prescription. Tim is committed to bringing down health care costs and giving Ohioans more options for how they get the care they need. He also knows we must invest into rural health care and find new ways to attract health care workers to underserved and rural areas so every Ohioan can get high-quality, affordable care without having to travel far from home.

Tim supports expanding Medicare by lowering the eligibility age to 60, and allowing people to buy into the program at 50, along with creating a public option that will increase competition and bring down costs. He also supports allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, which would keep more money in Ohioans’ pockets while also saving hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars and helping sustain Medicare for generations to come.

Every Ohioan should be able to get the care that’s right for them. Tim proudly supports the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, which would invest in research and training to end the Black maternal mortality crisis. He’ll always fight back against dangerous efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, and efforts to do away with the right to a safe abortion or otherwise deny families the ability to make important decisions about their reproductive care.

Finally, Tim has long been an outspoken advocate for the Ohioans impacted by the opioid epidemic. It is heartbreaking and unacceptable that we are losing over 100,000 Americans to overdoses annually, which is why Tim has worked across party lines to advocate for an approach to this emergency that combines treatment, law enforcement, and prevention. He was the lead Democratic sponsor of the landmark bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and is now working to build on it by passing CARA 3.0. Tim has worked across the aisle to increase funding and training for law enforcement to detect and prevent the spread of opioids and strengthen border security to stop the flow of deadly drugs from China and Mexico. He’s secured hundreds of millions of dollars for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services in Ohio and will continue working to invest in research and monitoring on fentanyl, and establish more effective ways to treat substance use disorder.

HELPING OUR STUDENTS WIN THE FUTURE

As a dad of three and the husband of a first-grade public school teacher, Tim knows firsthand what it’ll take to make sure all our kids can get a great education. That’s why he’s working to invest in high-quality affordable child care, universal pre-K, and two years of tuition-free community college for anyone who wants, along with bold investments to modernize our school buildings and give our teachers the resources they need. Our kids are entering a competitive and rapidly changing world, and we owe it to them and their parents to make sure they’re ready to take on any challenges the world throws at them. Tim is working to invest in programs to help kids build grit and resilience, expand access to healthy food in our schools, and teach entrepreneurship so the next generation can build the businesses of the future.

Tim recognizes that with other countries making huge investments into their workforce, we can’t afford not to give our team the skills to compete and win. He’s working to bring back and modernize shop class, and reinvest in skills development and registered apprenticeship programs because not having a college degree doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to get a good job and help Ohio dominate the future.

Finally, Tim and Andrea are still paying off student loans, and they understand the pressure that the student debt crisis has put on so many Americans. Which is why in addition to making it easier to go to community college, Tim supports expanding access to tuition-free college in exchange for public service, allowing student-borrowers to refinance their loans, and expanding loan forgiveness so that crushing debt isn’t holding Ohioans back from serving their community or pursuing the career that’s right for them.

Human Rights

ENDING RACIAL DISPARITIES

Ohioans are ready to dominate the future, but we can’t do it unless every one of us is able to compete on an even playing field, and that begins with taking action to end the systemic racism that continues to play a role in every aspect of our lives—the schools our kids attend, which communities get funding for infrastructure and public services, whether we can get the health care we need, what jobs we have access to and how much money we earn, and how we’re treated in the eyes of the law.

Tim recognizes that for too long, Black and Brown communities across Ohio have been cut off from the resources they need to compete and thrive. He’s committed to ending disparities in access to resources to help businesses grow, investment into high-quality public education beginning with universal pre-K, and affordable health care from providers who understand their patients’ needs.

He’s committed to bringing people together to drive the conversation forward about how we build and restore trust between our police and the communities they are sworn to serve, and supported legislation to invest in training and expand accountability for law enforcement, including introducing a bipartisan immersive training bill that earned the support of both NAACP and law enforcement organizations. He’s also voted to ban the use of chokeholds, require training to end the use of racial profiling in policing, and create a National Police Misconduct Registry—all of which would increase accountability and ensure best practices and training.

Finally, Tim understands that one of the most fundamental ways to make our government work equally for all of us by ensuring that every Ohioan has access to the ballot box, a right that has too often come under attack here in Ohio through voter roll purges, attempts to cut down on early voting and ballot drop boxes in the midst of a pandemic, and gerrymandering that waters down the voices of Black voters. That’s why he is an original cosponsor of the John Lewis Voting Rights Restoration Act and other critical legislation to shore up our democracy, and why he will always work to protect and strengthen Ohioans’ most fundamental right.

PROTECTING REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM

Every Ohioan should be able to access the health care that’s right for them, and that includes protecting the right to safe, legal abortion. As the state legislature and local governments around Ohio push dangerous proposals to ban abortion without exception for rape or incest, and to punish people for helping those seeking urgently-needed care, Tim is working to protect reproductive freedom for all Ohioans.

Tim is a proud cosponsor and recently voted to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify Roe v. Wade. He has voted against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and other health care providers, and opposes efforts to restrict access to health care coverage for reproductive care.
Finally, Tim recognizes that the greatest threat to reproductive rights in the United States today comes from efforts to throw out decades of legal precedent and overturn Roe. In the Senate, he will study judicial nominees’ records and past statements on reproductive rights, and oppose the confirmation of those who will not protect this critical right.

STANDING WITH LGBTQ+ OHIOANS

All Ohioans should be able to live their lives safely, with dignity, and free from discrimination or fear. Tim is a proud cosponsor of the Equality Act, which would strengthen legal protections for LGBTQ+ Ohioans and ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, employment, health care, and more.

Tim is committed to making sure LGBTQ+ youth can grow, learn, and thrive in a safe environment, which is why he’s supported legislation to end harmful practices like conversion therapy, and combat bullying and harassment in schools and on college campuses.

Tim recognizes the courage and sacrifice it takes to step up and serve our country, and he’s working to ensure that LGBTQ+ Americans who serve are able to do so, and to be treated equally and with respect. He voted to end the ban on transgender Americans serving in the military, and is working to make sure LGBTQ+ veterans can get the health care they need by working across the aisle to establish a Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Veterans within the VA.

Finally, he recognizes the critical role that the judiciary plays in safeguarding the rights of all Ohioans. As Senator, he will carefully consider every judicial nominee’s record and positions when it comes to ensuring that our LGBTQ+ friends and loved ones enjoy equal protections under the law.

Energy & Environment

DOMINATING THE CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY AND PROTECTING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES

From Lake Erie to the hills of Appalachia, Ohio’s natural resources are a source of pride, part of our way of life, and an economic driver that we need to protect. Tim is focused on making sure that efforts to combat climate change and protect the health of every Ohioan translate into investments into our people and our communities, creating good-paying jobs and opportunities for Ohio workers to once again lead the country and the world—all while ensuring that we enjoy the benefits for generations to come.

With climate change already bringing more intense heat, flooding, and changes to growing seasons for our farmers—along with greater risk of heat death and more unsafe air quality days that disproportionately harm low-income communities and people of color—Tim recognizes that we can’t afford not to act. He’s pushed to pass a robust infrastructure plan that will put thousands of Ohioans to work modernizing our grid, going big on clean energy, and preparing for the challenges of the 21st century, all while using American-made materials.

There’s no reason we should be relying on wind turbines and solar panels made in China. Tim is fighting to cut Ohio workers in on the deal by revitalizing clean manufacturing here at home—so we can supply the world with American-made wind turbines, solar panels, batteries, electric vehicles, and everything else we’ll need to power the clean energy economy.

Finally, Tim has worked with Democrats and Republicans to fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and fought to clean up Ohio’s waterways—ensuring our state remains open for business, investing in safe drinking water for all Ohioans, and boosting Ohio’s outdoors economy for generations to come.

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Timothy John Ryan (born July 16, 1973) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio since 2003. A member of the Democratic Party, he has represented Ohio’s 13th congressional district since 2013 and previously represented Ohio’s 17th congressional district until redistricting. Ryan’s district currently takes in a large swath of northeastern Ohio, from Youngstown to Akron. He is the Democratic nominee in the 2022 United States Senate election in Ohio.

Born in Niles, Ryan worked as an aide to U.S. Representative Jim Traficant after studying political science at Bowling Green State University, and earned a law degree from the University of New Hampshire. He served in the Ohio Senate from 2001 to 2002 before winning the election to succeed Traficant. In November 2016, Ryan launched an unsuccessful challenge to unseat Nancy Pelosi as party leader of the House Democrats. He was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination before ending his campaign in 2019 to run for reelection.[1] Ryan was reelected to his tenth term in 2020.[2]

In 2021, Ryan announced his candidacy for Ohio’s Senate seat and won the Democratic nomination with 70% of the vote. He faces Republican nominee J. D. Vance in the general election.

Early life and career

Ryan was born in Niles, Ohio, the son of Rochelle Maria (Rizzi) and Allen Leroy Ryan;[3] he is of Irish and Italian ancestry. Ryan’s parents divorced when he was seven years old, and Ryan was raised by his mother.[4] Ryan graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, where he played football as a quarterback and coached junior high basketball. He was recruited to play football at Youngstown State University, but a knee injury ended his playing career and he transferred to Bowling Green State University.[4]

Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Bowling Green in 1995 and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. After college, he joined the staff of Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant.[4] In 2000, Ryan earned a Juris Doctor degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire.[5] From 2000 to 2002 he served half a term in the Ohio State Senate.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

After Jim Traficant was convicted on criminal charges in 2002, Ryan declared his candidacy for the 17th district. As the result of redistricting following the 2000 census, the 17th, which had long been based in Youngstown, had been pushed west and included much of Portage County and part of Akron. Before the redistricting, all of Akron had been part of the 14th district, represented by eight-term Democrat Tom Sawyer. The 14th had been eliminated in 2000; most of it was drawn into the 13th district of fellow Democrat Sherrod Brown, but Sawyer’s home was drawn into the 17th. Ryan was initially seen as an underdog in a six-way Democratic primary that included Sawyer.[4]

In the 2002 Democratic primary, Ryan defeated Sawyer, who was seen as insufficiently labor-friendly in the newly drawn district. In the November 2002 general election, he faced Republican Insurance Commissioner Ann Womer Benjamin as well as Traficant, who ran as an independent from his prison cell. Ryan won with 51% of the vote to Benjamin’s 37%. When he took office in January 2003, he was the youngest Democrat in the House, at 29 years of age. He was reelected to represent the 17th district five times,[6][7] only once facing a contest nearly as close as his first. In 2010, he was held to 53% of the vote; Traficant, running as an independent, took 16%.

Since a redistricting in 2012, he has served five terms as the U.S. representative for the 13th district.

Tenure

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Ryan speaking at a rally for Hillary Clinton, October 2016

In his first year in office in 2003, Ryan was one of seven members of Congress to vote against the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act, and one of eight to oppose ratification of the FTC’s establishment of a National Do Not Call Registry.[8]

In 2010, Ryan voted for the Stupak Amendment restricting federal funding for abortions, but in January 2015, he announced that having “gained a deeper understanding of the complexities and emotions that accompany the difficult decisions [about whether to end a pregnancy]” over his time in public office, he had reversed his position on abortion and now identified as pro-choice.[9]

In 2010, Ryan introduced the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, which sought punitive trade tariffs on countries, notably China, that were engaging in currency manipulation. It passed the House overwhelmingly but never made it to the floor in the Senate. In an October 2010 interview with conservative magazine Human Events, Ryan said tax increases on small businesses were necessary “because we have huge deficits. We gotta shore up Social Security. We gotta shrink our deficits”.[10][11]

Ryan initiated a bid to replace Pelosi as House Minority Leader on November 17, 2016, prompted by colleagues after the 2016 presidential election.[12] After Pelosi agreed to give more leadership opportunities to junior members,[13] she defeated Ryan by a vote of 134–63 on November 30.[14]

Ryan supported the Iran nuclear deal to prevent Iran from acquiring weapons of mass destruction. In April 2016, he tweeted, “I was in Jerusalem a few weeks ago & saw firsthand the dangerous threat Israelis face. Israel has the right to defend itself from terror.”[15]

Around 2018, Ryan helped Adi Othman, an undocumented immigrant in Youngstown, Ohio, remain in the United States.[16] Othman had lived in the United States for nearly 40 years, ran several businesses in Youngstown, was married to a US citizen and had four US-born children.[16] Ryan repeatedly presented a bill to Congress whereby Othman would be granted a more thorough review of his case to stay in the United States (Othman disputed a verdict by immigration officials on a matter that affected his legal status); the fact that the bill was in motion meant that Othman could temporarily stay.[16] Othman was deported from the United States in February 2018 after President Donald Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to increase the number of arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants.[16] Ryan condemned the deportation, saying, “To watch these families get ripped apart is the most heart-breaking thing any American citizen could ever see … Because you are for these families, it doesn’t mean you are not for a secure border.”[16]

Ryan chairs the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, which is investigating the 2021 storming of the US Capitol.[17] In May 2021, Ryan angrily chastised Senate Republicans for blocking a January 6 commission to investigate the January 6 United States Capitol attack.[18]

As of June 2022, Ryan had voted in line with Joe Biden‘s stated position 100% of the time.[19]

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

2020 presidential campaign

Ryan campaigning at the 2019 Iowa State Fair

After the 2018 midterms, Ryan was seen as a possible candidate for the 2020 presidential election.[27] In February and March 2019, he traveled to early primary states such as Iowa and New Hampshire.[28] Ryan’s 2020 presidential campaign officially began on April 4, 2019, when he announced his candidacy in the Democratic primaries.[29] He also announced that he would seek the nomination on The View.[30][31] After qualifying for only two debates and continuously polling below 1% nationwide, Ryan formally withdrew from the race on October 24, 2019. He was reelected to the House of Representatives in 2020.[32][33]

2022 U.S. Senate election

On January 25, 2021, Republican U.S. Senator from Ohio Rob Portman announced that he would not seek reelection in 2022.[34] Ryan filed paperwork to run to replace him.[35] On April 26, 2021, Ryan announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate in a video posted via Twitter.[36][37]

Ryan defeated Morgan Harper and Traci Johnson in the Democratic primary and faces Republican nominee J. D. Vance in the general election.[38]

Publications

In March 2012, Hay House published Ryan’s A Mindful Nation,[39] a book about the practice of mindfulness in both private and public life. He writes in his introduction:

If more citizens can reduce stress and increase performance—even if only by a little—they will be healthier and more resilient. They will be better equipped to face the challenges of daily life, and to arrive at creative solutions to the challenges facing our nation.

In October 2014, the same publisher published Ryan’s The Real Food Revolution.[citation needed]

Personal life

In 2013, Ryan married Andrea Zetts, his second wife;[40] they have lived in Howland Township near Warren, Ohio, since that year.[40][41] In 2014, they had a son, Brady.[42] Ryan also lives with Zetts’s two children from a previous relationship.[41]

In September 2021, Ryan announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.[43] He said, “While I’m currently experiencing mild symptoms, I’m grateful to have the protection of a safe and effective vaccine—and I know without it, this illness could be much, much worse.”[43]

Electoral history

2020
Ryan:      45–50%      55–60%
Hagan:      45–50%      55–60%

Ohio’s 17th congressional district: Results 2002–2010[44]
YearDemocratVotesPctRepublicanVotesPctOtherPartyVotesPct
2002Timothy J. Ryan94,44151%Ann Womer Benjamin62,18834%James A. Traficant, Jr.Independent28,04515%
2004Timothy J. Ryan212,80077%Frank V. Cusimano62,87123%
2006Timothy J. Ryan170,36980%Don Manning II41,92520%
2008Timothy J. Ryan204,02878%Duane Grassell[45]56,00322%[46]
2010Timothy J. Ryan102,75854%Jim Graham57,35230%James A. Traficant, Jr.Independent30,55616%
Ohio’s 13th congressional district: Results 2012–2020[44]
YearDemocratVotesPctRepublicanVotesPct
2012Timothy J. Ryan227,07672%Marisha Agana86,26928%
2014Timothy J. Ryan120,23069%Thomas Pekarek55,23331%
2016Timothy J. Ryan208,61068%Richard Morckel99,37732%
2018Timothy J. Ryan149,27161%Chris DePizzo96,22539%
2020Timothy J. Ryan173,63153%Christina Hagan148,64845%

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