Tim Ryan (Ohio)

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Tim Ryan
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 13
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorBetty Sutton (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.18 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,170,454
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Senator, Ohio State Senate
2000-2002
Education
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, Bowling Green State University, 1995
J.D.Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2000
Personal
BirthdayJuly 16, 1973
Place of birthNiles, OH
Net worth$33,003
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Tim Ryan (b. July 16, 1973, in Niles, OH) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Ryan was first elected in 2002 to Ohio's 17th Congressional District, which is now defunct. Due to redistricting, he ran in Ohio's 13th Congressional District and won re-election in 2012.

Ryan ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 6, 2012. He went on to defeat Marisha Agana (R) in the general election November 6, 2012.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Ryan served in the Ohio State Senate.[1]

Ryan is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Ryan is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Ryan's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1995: Graduated from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • 2000: Graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center, Rindge, N.H.
  • 2000-2002: Served as a member of the Ohio State Senate
  • 2003-Present: U.S. Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Ryan serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[3] For more information pertaining to Ryan's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[4]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[5]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Ryan voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[6]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Ryan voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[8] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[9] Ryan voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[11] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Ryan voted for HR 2775.[12]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years. Ryan was 1 of 44 Democrats who supported the bill, while 144 voted against it.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Ryan voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[14] The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Ryan voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[16]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Ryan voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[17]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Ryan voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[18]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Tim Ryan's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Ryan is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Ryan received a score of 60 percent on social issues and 12 percent on economic issues.[19]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[20]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[19]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014 and Ohio's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Ryan had been considered a strong potential Democratic candidate for the 2014 Ohio gubernatorial election, but ultimately opted against entering the race in March of 2013. He decided that challenging incumbent Gov. John Kasich (R) was not worth forfeiting his seat in the U.S. House, particularly in light of his reappointment to the Appropriations Committee in the 113th Congress.[21][22][23]

Ryan is instead seeking re-election to the U.S. House. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Ohio District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Ryan Incumbent 85% 45,585
John Luchansky 15% 8,016
Total Votes 53,601
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results

2012

See also: Ohio's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Ryan won re-election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 13th District.[24] Ryan ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 6, 2012. He went on to defeat Marisha Agana (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013.[25] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[25]

U.S. House, Ohio District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Ryan Incumbent 72.8% 235,492
     Republican Marisha Agana 27.2% 88,120
Total Votes 323,612
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ryan is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryan raised a total of $5,170,454 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[31]

Tim Ryan (Ohio)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 13) Won $991,384
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 17) Won $1,071,074
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 17) Won $1,360,624
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 17) Won $609,009
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 17) Won $595,600
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 17) Won $542,763
Grand Total Raised $5,170,454

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ryan’s reports.[32]

Tim Ryan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[33]April 15, 2013$125,451.11$62,579.34$(88,991.86)$99,038.59
July Quarterly[34]July 15, 2013$99,038.59$87,570.00$(76,196.76)$110,411.83
October Quarterly[35]October 15, 2013$110,411.83$73,343.42$(66,239.98)$117,515.27
Year-End Quarterly[36]December 31, 2013$117,515.00$252,130.00$(85,331.00)$278,893.00
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2014$278,893.78$178,389.36$(108,150.95)$349,132.19
Running totals
$654,012.12$(424,910.55)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Ryan's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Ryan won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Ryan's campaign committee raised a total of $991,385 and spent $983,820.[38]

Cost per vote

Ryan spent $4.18 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Ryan won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Ryan's campaign committee raised a total of $1,071,074 and spent $1,224,705.[39]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Ohio District 17, 2010 - Tim Ryan (Ohio) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,071,074
Total Spent $1,224,705
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $71,053
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $71,052
Top contributors to Tim Ryan (Ohio)'s campaign committee
FirstEnergy Corp$14,800
Goodyear Tire & Rubber$13,000
Roetzel & Andress$12,850
General Dynamics$10,250
American Assn for Justice$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$91,450
Building Trade Unions$53,000
Electric Utilities$47,800
Lobbyists$47,293
Health Professionals$47,250

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Ryan's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,003 to $31,000. That averages to $16,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Ryan ranked as the 402nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[40] Between 2004 and 2012, Ryan's calculated net worth[41] decreased by an average of 10 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[42]

Tim Ryan Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$78,397
2012$16,501
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-79%
Average annual growth:-10%[43]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[44]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Ryan is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 24, 2013.[45]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[46]

Ryan most often votes with:

Ryan least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Ryan missed 231 of 7,680 roll call votes from January 2003 to April 2013, which is 3.0% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[47]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Ryan paid his congressional staff a total of $805,307 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[48]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Ryan ranked 132nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[49]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Ryan ranked 142nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[50]

Voting with party

2013

Ryan voted with the Democratic Party 92.9 percent of the time, which ranked 149th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[51]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, "Ryan," accessed June 24, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  3. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  5. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  19. 19.0 19.1 On The Issues, "Tim Ryan Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014
  20. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  21. Vindy.com, "Ryan decides not to run for governor," March 16, 2013
  22. The Plain Dealer-Sun News, "Rep. Tim Ryan considering a run for Ohio governor," April 25, 2012
  23. Plain Dealer, "Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to pass on rematch with John Kasich," January 8, 2013
  24. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Tim Ryan," accessed March 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Ryan Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Ryan April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Ryan July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Ryan October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Ryan Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Ryan April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  38. Open Secrets, "Tim Ryan 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  39. Open Secrets, "Tim Ryan 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  40. OpenSecrets, "Ryan (D-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  41. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  42. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  43. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  44. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  45. GovTrack, "Tim Ryan," accessed June 24, 2013
  46. OpenCongress, "Tim Ryan," accessed August 8, 2013
  47. GovTrack, "Tim Ryan," accessed April 2013
  48. LegiStorm, "Tim Ryan," accessed September 25, 2012
  49. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  50. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  51. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Betty Sutton
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 13
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Jim Traficant
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 17
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Now defunct