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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: 

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May 10, 2021 Press Release

Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announces that the U.S. Department of Treasury will be deploying $10,657,784,591 to Ohio state and local governments from the American Rescue Plan (ARP), including $843,726,939 for Ohio townships and other nonentitlement units of government.

May 7, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – Valley Congressman Tim Ryan is trying to get more C130-J planes for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna. 

Ryan made a pitch Friday to Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth and Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Brown to provide funding that could deliver additional C-130J aircraft to Youngstown Air Reserve Station. Four new planes have already been secured.

April 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) announces the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will begin registrations on Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. EDT and applications for assistance will be available on Monday May 3 at 12 noon EDT. For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize funding applications from businesses owned and controlled by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

April 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) released the following statement after President Biden delivered a joint address to Congress highlighting the important work his Administration is doing to help Americans recover after the global health and economic crisis we have faced over the past year as well as the steps he’s taking to build back better and put our country on the right track for generations to come.

April 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) today was joined by Congressmen David Joyce (R-OH-14) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16) in introducing the Federal Government Decentralization Commission Act, a bill to establish a bipartisan commission within the General Services Administration (GSA) to study the relocation of executive agencies or divisions of executive agencies outside the Washington metropolitan area.  It would require GSA to submit a plan to Congress for the relocation of recommended agencies or divisions, and to prioritize relocations to low-income communities or a

March 31, 2021 Press Release

Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) issued the following statement today in support of President Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal unveiled in a speech today in Pittsburgh, PA. 

March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representatives Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Ami Bera M.D. (CA-07) today pressed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide guidance to lenders so Postal Service delays do not negatively impact Americans’ credit scores. In a letter to Acting Director Dave Uejio, the lawmakers joined with twelve of their colleagues requesting the CFPB to issue guidance so that the American people are not unfairly punished when bills arrive late because of undue delays by the Postal Service.

March 17, 2021 Tim Ryan Op-Ed

A year into this pandemic, there are two realities in this country: while the market closes at record highs, more than 45 million Americans don’t have enough to eat, and a quarter of all Americans have been laid off. But the American Rescue Plan Act is set to turn things around for Ohio families – not just for now, but well beyond this recovery.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announces the *estimated* $11.24 billion in funding allocated across the state of Ohio in the American Rescue Plan Act. Ohio funding includes an estimated $5.9 billion that will go directly to the state government of Ohio and $5.32 billion that will go directly to local governments across Ohio. Funding under the package, which is expected to be signed into law today by President Biden, is more flexible than funding in previous packages.