Tim Ryan was first sworn in as a member of Congress on January 7, 2003 and serves Ohio's 17th District.
In 2006, Ryan was chosen by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to join the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which is responsible for nominating Democratic Members to serve on House Committees and advising the Speaker on policy. That same year, the Steering and Policy Committee appointed Ryan to the House Committee on Appropriations where he serves on the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies ("Labor-HHS") and the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies ("Energy and Water"). Prior to serving on the Appropriations Committee, Ryan served on the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Ryan's primary focus remains on the economy and quality-of-life of his Northeast Ohio congressional district. He works closely with local officials and community leaders to advance local projects that enhance the economic competitiveness of Northeast Ohio and help attract high-quality, high-paying jobs.
In Congress, Ryan serves as co-chair of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus and remains a leader in the fight to strengthen America's manufacturing base and reform U.S. trade polices. Ryan is also a champion of efforts to make college more affordable, revitalize America's downtowns and improve the health and well-being of American families and children.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Ryan served as an Ohio State Senator. Ryan holds a law degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH, studied abroad as part of the Dickinson School of Law's International Law Program in Florence, Italy and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Bowling Green State University.