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 – Today, Congressmen Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) proposed legislation to establish an emergency Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would provide a check between $1,000 and $6,000 to every American who earned less than $65,000 last year. More than three-quarters of American workers would qualify for this tax relief.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today voted in favor of Fiscal Year 2020 Domestic Appropriations Package (H.R. 1865), which contained the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education; Agriculture; Energy and Water Development; Interior-Environment; Legislative Branch; Military Construction-Veterans Affairs; State-Foreign Operations; and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bills. Congressman Ryan has served on the House Appropriations Committee since 2006 and currently serves as Chairman of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee.
Lordstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today praised the announcement from General Motors (GM) and LG Chem to create a joint partnership that will build an electric vehicle battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio. This $2.3 billion investment will create 1,100 manufacturing jobs and break ground in mid-2020. This announcement follows Lordstown Motors’ acquisition of the former GM Lordstown Plant in November to build electric trucks.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan announced that the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is providing a $1.6 million grant to the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation (MVEDC) in Youngstown, Ohio, to establish a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) in support of small businesses and entrepreneurs. The EDA grant will be matched with $400,000 in local funds and is expected to help create 200 jobs, retain 55 jobs, and generate $9 million in private investment.
Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) praised a new partnership between Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center (TBEIC) and Hyperion Motors. A hydrogen car company based out of Orange, California, Hyperion Motors is developing a car that can drive 400 miles and refuel in three minutes. During an event in Warren, Hyperion Motors gave a high level presentation of their product and signed a Client Engagement Letter to signify officially setting up shop in Warren. Hyperion Motors CEO Angelo Kafantaris is a Mahoning Valley-native originally from Warren, Ohio.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act which would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. According to an independent economic analysis, the bill would increase pay for up to 33 million American workers, including 128,800 workers in Ohio’s 13 Congressional District. The Raise the Wage Act would also lift 1.3 million Americans out of poverty. The House passed the bill with a 231-199 vote.
Washington, DC - Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced a grant of $600,000 to be awarded to Eastgate Regional Council of Governments from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.
Washington, DC - Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced a grant of $210,000 to be awarded to Eastgate Regional Council of Governments from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The grant, part of the EDA Chicago Regional Office’s Partnership Planning program, will assist Eastgate with leading the collaborative effort of creating and implementing the district’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).