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Rep. Tim Ryan

Representative for Ohio’s 13th District

pronounced tim // RĪ-un

Ryan is the representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Ryan is next up for reelection in 2020.

He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012.

Ryan is running for President of the United States. We’re tracking the legislative records of the candidates who served in office:

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2012 Ryan was investigated for charges of public intoxication in 2012. The House Committee on Ethics concluded no action was required as the charges were dismissed.

Dec. 20, 2012 House Committee on Ethics concluded no action was required as the charges in Virginia were dismissed
Photo of Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Ryan.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ryan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Ryan has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Tim Ryan sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Ryan was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ryan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (26%) Education (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Commerce (11%) Taxation (8%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Agriculture and Food (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Ryan’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Ryan voted Yea

Failed 230/162 on Dec 20, 2018.

Ryan voted Nay

Ryan voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Ryan voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Ryan voted Aye

Ryan voted Nay

Ryan voted Aye

Ryan voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Nov 2019, Ryan missed 616 of 11,953 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events. Legislators running for president or vice president typically miss votes while on the campaign trail — that’s normal. See our analysis of presidential candidates’ missed votes.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: