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The Honorable Tim Ryan
United States Representative (D-OH 13th District)

Tim Ryan is a tireless advocate for working families in Ohio’s 13th District. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, he is currently serving in his ninth term. Known for challenging both parties to rebuild the middle class, Ryan champions making college more affordable, revitalizing America’s cities and improving the health of American families and children.

Congressman Ryan is a member of House Appropriations Committee, serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus, and is a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic. Through these partnerships, Tim has introduced, cosponsored, and championed bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid crisis.

Ryan serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus and is a leading voice fighting to strengthen America’s manufacturing base and reform U.S. trade policies.

Before his election to Congress, Ryan served in the Ohio State Senate, as president of the Trumbull County Young Democrats and as chairman of the Earning by Learning program in Warren, Ohio. He began his career in politics as a congressional aide in 1995. He has a law degree from the University Of New Hampshire School of Law.

Ryan is the author of “A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit” and “The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm.”