Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) tours First Solar in Walbridge.
This morning, Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), a Senate candidate, toured First Solar in Walbridge
to get a firsthand look at how the Ohio-based manufacturer supports the rest of the country. This was one of
the two stops the candidate made in Northwest Ohio.
Published: January 24, 2022
1. I really hope other democrats across the country will learn from Tim Ryan.
2. Tim Ryan is providing a blueprint for the democrats to keep both the Senate and the House
in this upcoming midterm elections.
3. If other democrats simply follow his lead, they would do very well in this upcoming midterm.
Wed 26 Jan, 2022 08:34 pm
Rep. Tim Ryan visits Democratic HQ.
Published: January 26, 2022
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, visited the Washington County Democratic Headquarters on Tuesday for a meet and greet with local residents.
He is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Rob Portman, who decided not to seek reelection.
Willa O’Neill, Washington County Democratic chair, said Ryan has been an advocate for the working class and working people throughout his time in Congress. He represents Ohio’s 13th District.
Ryan, 48, of Howland, said he was “super fired up about this race.”
“We’re running hard all over the state,” he said.
He said he comes from a working class family from a working class area.
“When I decided to run for this race, I made a commitment that I’m going to go to all of the communities in this state that feel left behind … that feel forgotten,” he said. “I want to meet the workers. I want to meet the families of the people who have been doing everything right.”
He said the federal government “has not been on our side, or not been on our side in a bold enough way, to help rebuild communities and rebuild the working class.”
Ryan said if people want to have a strong community, vote for police and fire levies and school levies.
Referring to his grandfather, Ryan said “but he had the luxury of making a good wage,” he said. “This campaign is about us reclaiming our position and rebuilding the great American working class. That entails us making sure we put the worker front and center in our economy.”
He said since 1970, the pay for CEOs has increased by 1,300 percent, while worker pay has remained stagnant.
“Can you imagine that we have a system that’s so out of whack that if you are a CEO, you get that kind of increase and if you’re a worker out there doing everything right, you’ve got to struggle,” he said.
He said workers are working six or seven days a week, missing birthdays and ball games.
“This is wrong, guys. This is wrong. What’s happening in this country is wrong,” he said. “They say wages are going up. Well wages are going up for the first time in 40 years and you want us all to go ‘OK, there’s nothing left to do here, we can all just pack up and go home.’ No. No,. This is not what this is about.”
He said taxes for working families need to be cut. The system needs to be rebalanced.
“No one’s going to do this for us,” he said. “That’s why we’re talking about the issues that are most important to most people.”
Ryan spoke at length about China, saying it’s not something he talks about to scare people.
“While we’ve spent the last two decades blowing trillions of dollars on wars we had no business being in, rebuilding Iraq, rebuilding Afghanistan, China was dumping that money into their economy, into their infrastructure,” he said. “This whole debate we just had about the bipartisan infrastructure bill was a discussion about 1 percent of our (gross domestic product). China every year spends 7 to 9 percent of their GDP on their infrastructure.”
He said if we’re to beat China, we have to make investments into the U.S.
Ryan noted his job, and that of other elected officials, is to make sure communities like Marietta are on the menu for growth. High end manufacturing jobs need to be brought back to the U.S., and to Ohio, but we need to make sure “the Marietta’s of the world have broadband, have good infrastructure, have a skilled workforce, and the government needs to make sure we make these investments.”
He said he wants to find the five or six issues that are most important to everyone — that will lift up everyone — like infrastructure, tax cuts for the working class, bringing back manufacturing and getting communities on the menu.
“And making sure seniors don’t have to pay like my mom does, $1,000 out of pocket when she falls into the doughnut hole for her prescription drugs,” he said. “These are basic things. These are things that should have been done 40 years ago.”
At a Glance:
¯ U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan visited Marietta Tuesday.
¯ He is seeking the Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Rob Portman.
¯ He met with local Democrats for more than an hour.
¯ Ryan will continue his tour with stops in Meigs and Monroe counties today.
OTTAWA — Tim Ryan, U.S. representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district, took his tour of the state to Ottawa for a Senate campaign stop at Henry’s Restaurant for pie, coffee and conversation Monday afternoon.
Ryan seemed perfectly at ease while speaking for more than an hour. After taking a seat at one of the restaurant’s large tables, Ryan insisted some of the 25 to 30 individuals who braved the weather to sit next to him, offering coffee and pie to his newly made friends.
As he travels the state talking to Ohioans, Ryan said he hears people are struggling with the same issues.
“Wherever we go, the issues are jobs, wages and economic security across the board,” Ryan said. “The economy has not been great. whether you’re in manufacturing or farming, it’s been a tough slog for a long time. I just think we’ve all got to come together and, you know, get rid of the chaos and take on the special interests in D.C.”
If elected, Ryan said he would work to bring back manufacturing and said he would start by bringing back school courses that train for those jobs. He said there is deficit of candidates prepared to take industrial jobs, such as welding, programming and construction. He wants to close that gap.
“We have to help these communities develop the skills to take these jobs of the future,” Ryan said. “We’ve gotta build it. I talk a lot about bringing shop class back to our high schools. Shop and industrial classes should be pushed like college was. Kids need to know they can make a great living by doing these jobs, and there is no shame in working industrial and manufacturing jobs.”
The Senate hopeful drew parallels between his hometown of Niles in northeast Ohio and the region, sharing stories of his family working in steel mills and for General Motors. He then mentioned the struggles of Niles and nearby cities Youngstown and Warren and neighborhoods that were tragically affected when steel mills closed up and sent jobs overseas.
His hope to bring well-paying jobs to Ohio and work on the issues that Ohioans care about, he said.
“As your senator, I will continue to fight to keep jobs in Ohio,” Ryan said.
Rep. Tim Ryan hammers Congressional Republicans for opposing anti-China bill.
Published: February 3, 2022
Democrats, follow his lead if you want to keep the House and Senate in the midterm.
Sun 15 May, 2022 11:43 am
Tim Ryan: My GOP Senate challenger has already disqualified himself.
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has won the Democratic nomination for the Senate, and he joins
Morning Joe to discuss taking on J.D. Vance in the general election and why he says Vance
has made disqualifying statements.
Published May 4, 2022
Mon 15 Aug, 2022 08:44 pm
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, discusses an armed man who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 being fatally shot
after firing into an FBI field office in Cincinnati, and he calls out members of the (Republican) Party
for not thanking law enforcement officers 'for what they've endured'.
Published August 12, 2022
Fri 26 Aug, 2022 02:01 am
Tim Ryan to JD Vance:
'Screw you, We’re not giving up on the Industrial midwest'