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Rep. Tim Ryan’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Ohio's 13th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Ryan’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

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.

 

Wrote the most laws compared to Ohio Delegation

Ryan introduced 4 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. 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; H.R. 4801: Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of …; H.R. 5023: To name the Department of …; H.R. 7611: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2021

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (91st percentile); House Democrats (89th percentile); All Representatives (93rd 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.


 

Introduced the most bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Ryan introduced 44 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (86th percentile); House Democrats (84th percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).


 

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. 11 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. 1997: Veterans Posttraumatic Growth Act; H.R. 2074: Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act …; H.R. 2619: Prioritizing Our Workers 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; H.R. 6390: Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act …; H.R. 6998: To amend the Omnibus Parks …; H.R. 6999: Coronavirus Mental Health and Addiction …

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); House Democrats (87th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).

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


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the most bills compared to Ohio Delegation

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 24 of Ryan’s 44 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Ryan caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); House Democrats (88th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).

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


 

Got the most cosponsors on their bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Ryan’s bills and resolutions had 704 cosponsors in the 116th 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 »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (75th percentile); House Democrats (71st percentile); All Representatives (83rd 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 the 116th Congress 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 (69th percentile); House Democrats (63rd percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 2nd most bills compared to Ohio Delegation

Ryan cosponsored 664 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 (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (85th percentile); House Democrats (75th percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).


 

Ranked 4th most politically left 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 the 116th Congress 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 (49th percentile); House Democrats (74th percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).


 

Was 14th most absent in votes compared to All Representatives

Ryan missed 19.3% of votes (184 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Ryan’s Profile »

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

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 41st 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 664 bills that Ryan cosponsored, 14% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (19th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (51st percentile); House Democrats (83rd percentile); All Representatives (45th percentile).

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


 

Got influential cosponsors the 62nd most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 17 others)

8 of Ryan’s bills and resolutions in the 116th 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. 1168: WORKER Act; H.R. 1355: To posthumously award a Congressional …; H.R. 1997: Veterans Posttraumatic Growth Act; H.R. 2953: Aviation Incentive Pay Parity Act; H.R. 3593: Hot Cars Act of 2019; H.R. 4801: Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of …; H.R. 5205: Fair Warning Act of 2019; H.Con.Res. 28: Expressing support for designation of …

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (76th percentile); House Democrats (70th percentile); All Representatives (82nd percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Ryan introduced 4 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 2779: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2020; H.R. 4801: Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of …; H.R. 5023: To name the Department of …; H.R. 7611: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2021

Compare to all Ohio Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (55th percentile); House Democrats (38th percentile); All Representatives (59th percentile).


 

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 (19th percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


Additional Notes

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 the 116th Congress) 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.