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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Youngstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced $9,581,749 in federal grants to promote economic development in communities across the 13th Congressional District. This series of formula grants come through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD).
Washington, D.C. – Representative Tim Ryan (OH-13) joined Reps. John Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), and Brian Higgins (NY-26) this week to announce the introduction of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. A commonsense effort to create a Medicare Buy-In option for Americans ages 50-64 and to stabilize the health care marketplaces. The Act will provide a new option for Americans ages 50-64 to buy-in to Medicare thus avoiding the increase in premiums that Americans in this age group often face.
Washington, DC — Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) joined Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) to introduce legislation in the House that would give working families a much-deserved wage boost to compensate for 40 years of wage stagnation. Companion legislation has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Sherrod Brown. The Grow American Incomes Now (GAIN) Act would greatly expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) so that more working families and childless workers are eligible to receive it.
Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan announced $1.5 million in federal grant money for Kent State University. $1,150,000 of this funding comes directly from the National Science Foundation, and will go towards three projects:
Youngstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced $7,598,549 in federal grants to promote economic development in communities across the 13th Congressional District. This series of formula grants come through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD).
Akron, Ohio – Representatives Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) announce $5,715,600 to the City of Akron to make critical improvements to Evans Avenue. This funding was made available through the Department of Transportation’s FASTLANE Grant program.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan applauded the inclusion of language for promoting maker education and studying the effects of teacher stress in the FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill in the Manager’s Amendment. Due to unacceptable cuts to effective and important programs and benefits designed to lift up hardworking American’s and their families, Ryan voted against the final bill, which passed by a party-line vote of 28 - 22.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s new NAFTA renegotiation objectives, which were released yesterday. Under the 2015 Fast Track law, the administration must publish “a detailed and comprehensive summary” of its specific negotiating objectives 30 days before formally beginning trade talks.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan announced a $10,000 grant for the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. This grant was awarded by the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) through their Arts Engagement in American Communities (AEAC) program. The funds will be used to support an art exhibition and associated outreach activities, and more specifically to showcase drawings and small-scale sculptures by sculptor and installation artist Alice Aycoc. The exhibition will include gallery lectures, workshops, family programming, and docent-led tours.