May 8, 2007:Congressman Tim Ryan to Participate as a Member of the Ways and Means Committee for Tomorrow’s Hearing on Currency Manipulation
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) will join the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade for tomorrow’s hearing on currency manipulation. The courtesy being given to Congressman Ryan for his hard work as a leader in the House on currency legislation will afford him full sub-committee privileges tomorrow.
"Currency manipulation is one of the top issues preventing fair trade among honest partners and I look forward to asking the panels pointed questions on how we hold those trading partners accountable."
Temporary participation on a committee is a way of giving Members who have a specific knowledge on an issue an opportunity to contribute to an important debate. Congressman Ryan has led the debate over currency manipulation since joining his friend, Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-52), in introducing the "Fair Currency Act of 2005."
Congressman Ryan went on the say, "I would like to thank my good friend, Chairman Sander Levin of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade for this opportunity. I am honored and I plan to make the most of it. I believe that our trading partners see the writing on the wall. They understand that this Congress is committed to taking action on the unfair trade balance between our nations and will try to pressure the Administration to stop us. Legislation on this issue is good policy. We are not protectionists; all we ask is for a level playing field."