He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 17th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012.
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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 2019 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 6, 2015 to Oct 27, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tim Ryan sits on the following committees:
Ryan was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4801: Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2019
- H.R. 2779: 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 ...
- H.R. 3908 (108th): To provide for the conveyance of the real property located at 1081 West Main Street in Ravenna, Ohio.
Does 6 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 (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Education (15%) Taxation (12%) Commerce (12%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)
Some of Ryan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8493: To amend the Passport Act of 1920 to exempt from the collection of ...
- H.R. 7611: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2021
- H.R. 6999: Coronavirus Mental Health and Addiction Assistance Act of 2020
- H.R. 6998: To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to ...
- H.R. 6913: To protect local media, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 6496: Emergency Money for the People Act
- H.R. 6390: Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act of 2020
From Jan 2003 to Oct 2020, Ryan missed 627 of 12,230 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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