Tim RyanMember of Congress
Tim Ryan is a nine-term member of Congress from Ohio.
Unions and Workers
Supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Joined striking airport workers in Miami in June.
Supports universal health coverage and has co-sponsored Medicare for All, which would create a single-payer system.
Supports a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers – young immigrants brought to the United States as children. Would focus deportation efforts on national security threats, violent criminals, and repeat criminal offenders and opposes detaining asylum seekers.
Supports action on climate change that includes investing in green technologies and renewable energies to create green jobs. Does not support the Green New Deal.
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At the Democratic debate, Ryan made clear his opposition to decriminalizing illegal border crossings, saying immigrants should respect American laws and “at least ring the doorbell.”
Declaring that Trump is not solving problems at the border, Ryan said, “This president is hell-bent on keeping us divided and we need a leader in the White House that can actually help this country heal so that we can begin to transform our country in the direction we want it to go in.”
Ryan introduced the Prioritizing Our Workers Act of 2019, legislation that would protect working people’s pension benefits by ensuring that a bankrupt company pays out “pension benefits owed to workers before other creditors are paid back.”
Ryan is pushing for a carbon tax and increased investment in renewable energy sources to address the climate crisis. He does not support the Green New Deal’s approach that proposes broad-based investment in the public sector to reverse climate change.
Ryan supports “a compassionate immigration system” that includes a pathway to citizenship. But he says it’s also important to invest in border security to protect the country and stop the flow of illegal drugs responsible for the opioid crisis.”