He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012.
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|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Ryan.
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 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
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 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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”.
- H.R. 6051 (109th): To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 2 South Main Street in Akron, Ohio, as the “John F. Seiberling Federal Building and United ...
Does 8 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 (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Education (12%) Taxation (12%) Commerce (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Housing and Community Development (6%)
Some of Ryan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4346: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2022
- H.R. 3949: Clean Up Our Neighborhoods Act of 2021
- H.R. 3848: Critical Supply Chains Commission Act
- H.R. 3627: Guarding Readiness Resources Act of 2021
- H.R. 3626: National Guard and Reserve Incentive Pay Parity Act
- H.R. 3538: Coordinated Action To Capture Harmful Emissions Act
- H.R. 3164: Hot Cars Act of 2021
From Jan 2003 to Sep 2021, Ryan missed 633 of 12,527 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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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