He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012.
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 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 3, 2017 to Sep 30, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Tim Ryan sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
Defense, Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies subcommittees
- Legislative Branch subcommittee Chair
- Joint Committee on the Library
Ryan was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2810: Build America, Buy America Act
- H.R. 5023 (116th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Youngstown, Ohio, as the “Carl Nunziato VA Clinic”.
- H.R. 7611 (116th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2021
- H.R. 4801 (116th): Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019
- H.R. 2779 (116th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 1813 (113th): To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 162 Northeast Avenue in Tallmadge, Ohio, as the “Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin, Jr., Post …
- H.R. 725 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4865 Tallmadge Road in Rootstown, Ohio, as the “Marine Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray Post Office”.
Does 9 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).
Ryan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Taxation (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Education (10%) Commerce (10%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Ryan recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 9121: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a tax credit …
- H.R. 9020: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to decrease the distance away …
- H.R. 8830: Law Enforcement Scenario-Based Training for Safety and De-Escalation Act of 2022
- H.R. 8237: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2023
- H.R. 8165: Commercial Vehicle Fleet Retreaded Tire Utilization Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2022
- H.R. 8148: Fair Warning Act of 2022
- H.R. 8124: EAGLE SOLAR Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2003 to Sep 2022, Ryan missed 638 of 13,174 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% 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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