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Rep. Tim Ryan’s 2019 Report Card

Representative from Ohio's 13th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2021


These year-end statistics cover Ryan’s record during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

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.

 

Got bicameral support on the most bills compared to Ohio Delegation

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 6 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.R. 1717: Healthy Food Access for All ...; H.R. 2074: Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act ...; H.R. 2952: Montgomery GI Bill Parity Act ...; H.R. 3730: Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing ...; H.R. 3974: Prescription Drug Monitoring Act of ...; H.R. 5205: Fair Warning Act of 2019

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (82nd percentile); House Democrats (79th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).

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


 

Cosponsored the most bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Ryan cosponsored 436 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (84th percentile); House Democrats (78th percentile); All Representatives (88th percentile).


 

Got the most cosponsors on their bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Ryan’s bills and resolutions had 372 cosponsors in 2019. 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 »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (58th percentile); House Democrats (58th percentile); All Representatives (75th percentile).


 

Ranked the top leader compared to Ohio Delegation

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 2019 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Ryan’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (55th percentile); House Democrats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (70th percentile).


 

Was 3rd most absent in votes compared to Serving 10+ Years

Ryan missed 24.4% of votes (171 of 701 votes) in 2019. View Ryan’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).

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.


 

Ranked 4th most left (~liberal) compared to 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 2019 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Ryan’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (19th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (51st percentile); House Democrats (67th percentile); All Representatives (36th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 12th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 20 of Ryan’s 37 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Ryan caucused with in 2019.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (93rd percentile); House Democrats (96th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Introduced the 15th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 2 others)

Ryan introduced 37 bills and resolutions in 2019. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (92nd percentile); House Democrats (94th percentile); All Representatives (96th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 29th most often compared to House Democrats

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 436 bills that Ryan cosponsored, 16% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (19th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (60th percentile); House Democrats (88th percentile); All Representatives (48th percentile).

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


 

Got their bills out of committee the 36th least often compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 18 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Ryan introduced 1 bill in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 2779: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2020

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (23rd percentile); House Democrats (12th percentile); All Representatives (26th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 76th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 20 others)

5 of Ryan’s bills and resolutions in 2019 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. 1168: WORKER Act; H.R. 1355: To posthumously award a Congressional ...; H.R. 1997: Veterans Posttraumatic Growth Act; H.R. 3593: Hot Cars Act of 2019; H.R. 5205: Fair Warning Act of 2019

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (66th percentile); House Democrats (64th percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Ryan introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2019. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 2779: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2020

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (53rd percentile); House Democrats (57th percentile); All Representatives (63rd percentile).

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. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Committee Positions

Ryan held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Ryan’s Profile »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (19th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (14th percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


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.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

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 2019) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.