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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: 

More on Economy

November 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Congressman Tim Ryan joined a bipartisan letter calling on President Biden to help replenish the Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), which has provided economic assistance of $28.6 billion to over 101,000 restaurants across the country. Despite the success of the RRF, an additional 177,000 restaurant businesses applied for over $44 billion in assistance that was not provided.

November 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today voted to passthe Build Back Better Act, legislation that is fully paid for by making big corporations and the wealthiest pay their fair share. This vote comes days after President Biden signed the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. Together, the Build Back Better Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will meet the urgent needs of Ohio families by creating jobs, cutting taxes, and delivering transformative investments that we need to compete with China. 

November 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today introduced the Keep Innovation in America Act, alongside Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The legislation will fix the digital asset reporting provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Biden this week, and provide clarity to technology innovators and entrepreneurs.

November 10, 2021 Press Release

Lordstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) issued the following statement today after Lordstown Motors Company (LMC) announced a finalized deal to sell its Lordstown plant to Foxconn:

October 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Mark Takano (D-CA) reintroduced the Congressional Maker Caucus which will connect members to their local makers, educate Congress and the public about the maker movement, support emerging technologies, and ensure that emerging regulations are designed to support makers and ancillary industries.

October 7, 2021 Press Release

Youngstown, Ohio – Following the Biden Administration’s China Trade Policy announcement, Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today invited Ambassador Katherine Tai to visit the 13th Congressional District. 

October 5, 2021 Press Release
Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) released the following statement today in support of protecting stepped-up basis in the current draft of the Build Back Better Act, which Congress is continuing to debate.
October 4, 2021 Press Release

Youngstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s China Trade Policy Plan. In a speech today, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai outlined the Biden Administration’s vision for U.S.-China Trade Policy. USTR Tai’s full speech can be read here.
 

September 30, 2021 Press Release

Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan voted today to extend government funding and avert a government shutdown. This legislation extends funding for vital federal agencies, including education, health, housing, and public safety programs, through December 3. This funding will grow opportunity through early childhood education, investments in our schools, and high-quality job training programs, provide a lifeline to the vulnerable through nutrition assistance and affordable housing, and honor Congress’ solemn responsibility to secure our nation and support our veterans.

September 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the following statements after

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