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Rep. Tim Ryan’s 2016 Report Card

Representative from Ohio's 13th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2019


These special statistics cover Ryan’s record during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Aug 24, 2017. The statistics were updated on Jan 20, 2017 and Aug 24, 2017 to improve how we counted enacted laws. Originally published on Jan 7, 2017.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Ryan’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

the most bipartisan among Ohio Delegation

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 479 bills that Ryan cosponsored, 38% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

compared to... rank least bipartisan ⇢ most bipartisan
Ohio Delegation the most bipartisan out of 16 5
38% of bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 27th most bipartisan out of 185 1
69% of bills View All
House Democrats 44th most bipartisan out of 189 3
69% of bills View All
All Representatives 46th most bipartisan out of 435 1
69% of bills View All

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

 

Government Transparency

2nd most supportive among Ohio Delegation; tied with 1 other

GovTrack looked at whether Ryan supported any of 40 government transparency bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Ryan 4 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Cosponsored: H.R. 430: DISCLOSE 2015 Act; H.R. 20: Government By the People Act ...; H.R. 2173: Redistricting Reform Act of 2015; H.R. 5876: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports ...

compared to... rank least supportive ⇢ most supportive
Ohio Delegation 2nd most supportive (tied w/ 1) out of 16 0
5 points View All
Serving 10+ Years 34th most supportive (tied w/ 14) out of 185 0
12 points View All
House Democrats 58th most supportive (tied w/ 23) out of 191 0
17 points View All
All Representatives 67th most supportive (tied w/ 29) out of 439 0
17 points View All
 

Ideology Score

4th most liberal among Ohio Delegation

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Ryan’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

compared to... rank most liberal ⇢ most conservative
Ohio Delegation 4th most liberal out of 16
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Serving 10+ Years 70th most liberal out of 185
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House Democrats 67th most conservative out of 191
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All Representatives 125th most liberal out of 439
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Cosponsors

8th fewest cosponsors among Ohio Delegation

Ryan’s bills and resolutions had 213 cosponsors in the 114th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

compared to... rank fewest cosponsors ⇢ most cosponsors
Ohio Delegation 8th fewest cosponsors out of 16 12
639 cosponsors View All
Serving 10+ Years 86th fewest cosponsors (tied w/ 2) out of 185 2
1,647 cosponsors View All
House Democrats 93rd fewest cosponsors (tied w/ 2) out of 191 0
1,647 cosponsors View All
All Representatives 213th most cosponsors (tied w/ 2) out of 439 0
1,647 cosponsors View All
 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

7th most bills among House Democrats; tied with 3 others

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 13 of Ryan’s 25 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 114th Congress.

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Ohio Delegation 5th most bills out of 16 0
22 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 21st most bills (tied w/ 1) out of 185 0
30 bills View All
House Democrats 7th most bills (tied w/ 3) out of 191 0
29 bills View All
All Representatives 43rd most bills (tied w/ 6) out of 439 0
30 bills View All
 

Powerful Cosponsors

24th fewest bills among Serving 10+ Years; tied with 19 others

1 of Ryan’s bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 2627: Salad Bars in Schools Expansion ...

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Ohio Delegation 4th fewest bills (tied w/ 3) out of 16 0
16 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 24th fewest bills (tied w/ 19) out of 185 0
20 bills View All
House Democrats 28th fewest bills (tied w/ 17) out of 191 0
19 bills View All
All Representatives 61st fewest bills (tied w/ 57) out of 439 0
20 bills View All
 

Bills Cosponsored

37th most bills among All Representatives; tied with 2 others

Ryan cosponsored 479 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Ohio Delegation 2nd most bills out of 16 19
486 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 22nd most bills out of 185 14
1,007 bills View All
House Democrats 36th most bills (tied w/ 2) out of 191 2
1,007 bills View All
All Representatives 37th most bills (tied w/ 2) out of 439 1
1,007 bills View All
 

Leadership Score

68th worst score among Serving 10+ Years

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Ryan’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

compared to... rank worst score ⇢ best score
Ohio Delegation 7th worst score out of 16
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Serving 10+ Years 68th worst score out of 185
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House Democrats 93rd worst score out of 191
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All Representatives 162nd worst score out of 439
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Working with the Senate

65th most bills among All Representatives; tied with 15 others

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 5 of Ryan’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.Res. 523: Supporting the goals and ideals ...; H.Res. 598: Congratulating the University of Mount ...; H.R. 1592: Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer ...; H.R. 1923: To require the Administrator of ...; H.R. 6111: Natural Gas Truck Tax Parity ...

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Ohio Delegation 3rd most bills out of 16 0
12 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 31st most bills (tied w/ 6) out of 185 0
16 bills View All
House Democrats 28th most bills (tied w/ 8) out of 191 0
13 bills View All
All Representatives 65th most bills (tied w/ 15) out of 439 0
16 bills View All

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

 

Bills Introduced

84th most bills among All Representatives; tied with 8 others

Ryan introduced 25 bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress. View Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Ohio Delegation 5th most bills out of 16 2
36 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 46th most bills (tied w/ 3) out of 185 2
76 bills View All
House Democrats 41st most bills (tied w/ 2) out of 191 0
106 bills View All
All Representatives 84th most bills (tied w/ 8) out of 439 0
106 bills View All
 

Missed Votes

94th most absent among All Representatives; tied with 2 others

Ryan missed 4.8% of votes (63 of 1,325 votes) in the 114th Congress. View Ryan’s Profile »

compared to... rank most voting ⇢ most absent
Ohio Delegation 5th most absent out of 16 0
5% missed votes View All
Serving 10+ Years 55th most absent out of 182 0
29% missed votes View All
All Representatives 94th most absent (tied w/ 2) out of 432 0
29% missed votes View All

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.

 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Ryan introduced 0 bills in the 114th Congress that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration.

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Ohio Delegation fewest bills along with 5 others out of 16 0
14 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years fewest bills along with 55 others out of 185 0
22 bills View All
House Democrats fewest bills along with 81 others out of 191 0
6 bills View All
All Representatives fewest bills along with 114 others out of 439 0
24 bills View All
 

Committee Positions

Ryan held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Ryan’s Profile »

compared to... rank lowest score ⇢ highest score
Ohio Delegation lowest score along with 5 others out of 16 0
5 points View All
Serving 10+ Years the lowest score (tied w/ 38) out of 185 0
10 points View All
House Democrats lowest score along with 73 others out of 191 0
10 points View All
All Representatives lowest score along with 169 others out of 439 0
11 points View All
 

Laws Enacted

Ryan introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 114th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Ohio Delegation fewest bills along with 9 others out of 16 0
7 View All
Serving 10+ Years fewest bills along with 88 others out of 185 0
8 View All
House Democrats fewest bills along with 105 others out of 191 0
4 View All
All Representatives fewest bills along with 215 others out of 439 0
8 View All

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 114th Congress) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.