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- 1 Record and controversies
- 2 Bio
- 3 Money in politics
- 4 Committees and Affiliations
- 5 More Background Data
- 6 Contact
- 7 Articles and Resources
Record and controversies
Recently, before the 2004 presidential election, Ryan spoke on the House floor denouncing the Bush administration's denial of a draft reinstatement, comparing this to the administration's previous claims that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction, the Bush tax cuts would create jobs, and other such claims. A video clip of this impassioned speech began to circulate throughout the Internet, particularly through left-wing media sites, and can be found here .
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Ryan was born July 16, 1973 in Niles, Ohio and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Warren. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in 1995. In 2000, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire.
After Traficant was convicted on criminal charges in 2002, Ryan declared his candidacy for his mentor's seat. As the result of redistricting following the 2000 census, the 17th, which had long been based in Youngstown, now included a portion of Akron. Previously, all of Akron had been part of the 14th District, represented by eight-term Democrat Thomas C. Sawyer. However, the 14th had been eliminated in redistricting, and Sawyer's home was drawn into the 17th. In the 2002 Democratic primary, Ryan pulled off a surprise defeat of Sawyer, who was seen as insufficiently labor-friendly in the redrawn district. Traficant ran as an independent in the race.
Ryan easily won election in November. When he took office in January 2003, he was the youngest Democrat in the House. He was reelected with almost no opposition in 2004.
Support for anti-hunger funding and food stamp initiative
Rep. Ryan, along with Reps. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) participated in the Congressional Food Stamp Challenge, a program which would have public officials eat on $21 a week, reflecting the average national weekly food stamp benefit. The challenge was issued in an effort to increase federal funding for anti hunger programs.
- Main article: Feeding America’s Families Act
Money in politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for Tim Ryan
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- Revolving door profile for Tim Ryan from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Tim Ryan from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Tim Ryan from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Appropriations
- Subcommittee on Energy and Water
- Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Armed Services
- House Defense Review Threat Panel
- Subcommittee on Readiness
- Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
- House Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness
- Subcommittee on Select Education
Coalitions and Caucuses
Boards and other Affiliations
- President, Trumbull County Young Democrats, 1995-1998
- Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians
- Past Chair, Earning by Learning, Warren, Ohio
- Member, Italian Fraternal Home
- Member, Niles Men's Democratic Club
- Trustee, Young Black Men's Association
More Background Data
District Office- Akron:
1030 Tallmadge Avenue
Akron, OH 44310
District Office- Warren:
197 West Market Street
Warren, OH 44481-1024
District Office- Youngstown:
241 Federal Plaza West
Youngstown, OH 44503
Articles and Resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Jim McGovern, "Speech on the food stamp challenge," Congressional Food Stamp Challenge, May 21, 2007.
Local blogs and discussion sites
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
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|Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies|
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Ohio State Senate
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Date of Birth: July 16,1973