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:
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Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announces that the full House Appropriations Committee has passed the Energy and Water Appropriations bill which funds a number of important national initiatives and several of Congressman Ryan’s priorities, including electric vehicle technology, battery manufacturing efforts, and money for river cleanup efforts. Youngstown State University, BRITE Energy Incubator and other local entities are already well-positioned to compete for these funds.
Highlights of the legislation include:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Ryan today announces he secured nearly $15 million dollars in federal funding for Mahoning and Trumbull Counties through the House Appropriations Community Projects Funding (CPF) process.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), the Vice Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, passed out of the Appropriations committee an amendment to the Defense spending bill that would require the Defense Department to buy light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs that are made or assembled in the United States. This year, GE-Savant in Bucyrus, Ohio ended its production of A19-model of LED lightbulbs due to competition from overseas and lack of U.S. customers.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), Vice Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced he has secured the subcommittee’s approval for over $429 million to procure four new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft specifically designated for U.S. Air Force Reserve units.
Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announces a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant of $530,000 to the Western Reserve Port Authority (WRPA) to be used for runway repair and maintenance at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The grant, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will provide for pavement surface and joint repair as well as maintenance for over 15,000 feet of taxiway and runways used by the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the general aviation community.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) secured $549,600 in Community Project Funding for the Village of Lowellville Wastewater Project, which will include the replacement of the existing sanitary siphon which conveys all wastewater from the Village’s south side of the Mahoning River to the Village’s wastewater treatment plant on the north side on Sixth Street.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today voted in favor of the INVEST in America Act, a bill that will create good-paying jobs by modernizing and rebuilding our roads bridges, transit, rail, drinking water and wastewater systems here in Ohio and around the country.
Washington, DC -- Congressman Tim Ryan announced today a $312,744 federal investment in the Valley Internet of Things Initiative (VIOTI), a partnership between BRITE Energy Innovators and the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI). This initiative will bring area and statewide partners together to create and implement training and entrepreneurial support programs and assist in retraining and reshoring jobs for Mahoning Valley and Ohio manufacturers.
Akron, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) is today announcing $616,000 for the Akron METRO Regional Transit Authority to purchase two 40-foot battery-powered electric buses to replace two diesel engine buses.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s FY22 budget. In addition to the transformative proposals in the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan, and among its many important components, President Biden’s budget invests in creating jobs, rebuilding our public health infrastructure, taking action on climate change, and strengthening America’s place in the world. Across every agency, President Biden’s budget has a relentless focus on fostering equity.