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 (D-OH) today announced his support for legalizing marijuana. Congressman Ryan is a cosponsor of H.R. 4815, the Marijuana Justice Act of 2018. The Marijuana Justice Act amends the Controlled Substances Act to remove marijuana from schedule I; and eliminates criminal penalties for possession and consumption of marijuana.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today reacted to President Trump’s “China First” policy agenda.
Akron, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) released the following statement enthusiastically supporting the joint entrepreneurship partnership announced between eBay and Akron and Warren, Ohio. The “Retail Revival” program involves a 12-month partnership to help local small businesses and Northeast Ohio harness the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace. The Ohio 13th Congressional District is the first in the country to be chosen as a pilot for this program.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement after Congressional Republicans released their compromise tax legislation.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Tim Ryan, along with other House Democrats, introduced the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, which strengthens the retirement security of workers and guarantee the full benefits they have earned over a lifetime of hard work.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement after hearing President Trump’s comments about our trade imbalance with China. According to President Trump, he doesn’t fault China for a “very unfair and one-sided” trade relationship with the United States. He went on to say, “I don’t blame China.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement after voting against the Save Local Business Act of 2017 (H.R. 3441). The legislation creates a new, narrow definition of a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), limiting who workers may hold responsible for wage theft or unfair labor practices. H.R. 3441 replaces almost a century of law with a proposal that will harm working people and create confusion for responsible employers.
Youngstown, OH – Today, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) and US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Ohio retirees at Teamsters Local 377 to highlight the need to defend workers’ pensions. Numerous Ohio pension plans including the massive Central States Teamsters Pension Plan, the United Mine Workers Pension Plan, the Ironworkers Local 17 Pension Plan, the Ohio Southwest Carpenters Pension Plan and the Bakers and Confectioners Pension Plan are currently on the brink of failure and threatened by harmful laws that allow trustees to propose massive cuts.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement in response to the newly released Republican tax proposal.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan voted against the Republican Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution today. This legislation, which was needed by Republican Leadership to use as a vehicle for reconciliation for the Ryan-McConnell tax plan, makes massive cuts to valuable social programs and economic imperatives to offset huge tax cuts for the wealthy. Using reconciliation, Republicans can pass the GOP tax plan in the Senate with only 51 votes, rather than 60.