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 voted in support of the American Rescue Plan Act, which includes $5.68 Billion for the State of Ohio and nearly $300 million for counties in the 13th District. The bill also provides direct assistance to households across America with checks of $1,400 per person, following the $600 down payment enacted in December – which will be sent to 5.3 million Ohioans. Additionally, it fixes the previous dependent issues so college students, adults with disabilities, and any other adult dependent will now be able to receive a check.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today commended President Biden for his Executive Order that will help create more resilient and secure supply chains for critical and essential goods.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today voted to support the National Apprenticeship Act Reauthorization, a bipartisan bill that was passed last year in the 116th Congress but never taken up by the then Republican-led Senate. This important bill will provide nearly one million new apprenticeship opportunities over the next five years and establish a national framework to expand apprenticeships to new occupations and sectors.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today voted in support of a long-awaited COVID-19 relief bill that will accelerate the distribution of safe vaccines to as many Americans as possible as soon as possible, support our small businesses and assist all Americans in providing for their families and helping to ensure their financial security. The COVID-19 relief bill was passed as part of the House Appropriations bill funding the government until September 30, 2021 – Ryan is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote to congressional appropriators urging them to reject any cuts or elimination of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program in any year-end government funding legislation.
Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced that YSU and University of Akron will take part in a $30 million program to train future engineers. The Microelectronics Workforce Development Program is a joint partnership between Wright State University, Youngstown State University, University of Akron, University of Toledo, Ohio University, and Lorain County Community College to establish statewide undergraduate degree pathways for digital system development and computer engineering that will produce students current in the latest tools and techniques.
Lordstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement in response to today’s announced merger between Lordstown Motors and DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. According to reports, $675 million of gross proceeds from merger are expected to fund production of the Lordstown Endurance. The reported combined equity value of the company is $1.6 billion.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), a Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, applauded passage of the Fiscal Year 2021 Defense spending bill which Ryan was able to shape using his position on the Subcommittee. The bill funds many local, state, and national programs championed by Ryan, including funding in the bill for two additional new C-130J aircraft for the Air Force Reserve.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today is announcing a $5 million CARES Act grant to the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation (MVEDC) to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund that will provide financing to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The loan fund will lend to borrowers in both Mahoning and Trumbull Counties who have seen economic dislocation and provide resources to support long-term economic gains.
Washington, DC – Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) and David Joyce (R-OH-14) along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced legislation in the House and Senate to provide greater funding certainty to the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area by extending funding reauthorization 15 years, to 2036, and increasing the funding cap by $10 million. The Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area spans more than 110 miles between New Philadelphia and Cleveland.