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 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.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced a $22,910 Solid Waste Management Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Mahoning County. These funds will be used to help finance Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District’s Rural Recycling Education & Awareness Program (REAP), which promotes and assists the recycling efforts throughout the rural areas of Mahoning County.
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) made the following statement today after President Trump and Congressional Republicans announced their tax plan:
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.