Timothy Ryan was born in 1973 and is currently serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th Congressional District. On October 24, 2019 Rep. Ryan announced he was dropping out of the 2020 Presidential race.
Ryan was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and has been reelected since. His district was first number as the 17th District, but later renumbered as 13th. Before joining the House, he served as a member of the Ohio Senate from 2001 until December 2002.
Following the 2016 presidential election, Ryan challenged Rep. Nancy Pelosi as party leader of the House Democrats. Rep. Ryan eventually lost the bid by a vote of 134-63.
Representative Ryan is currently serving on the House Appropriations Committee.
Below is U.S. Representative Ryan’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Representative Ryan supported the Iran nuclear deal. During the first Democratic debate on June 26, Rep. Ryan expressed his support for reentering the agreement with Iran.
Congressman Ryan supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and in 2017 signed a letter urging President Trump to reaffirm the longstanding, bipartisan commitment to the two-state solution.
He voted for the bipartisan House Resolution 11 that objected the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 which claimed that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity.
In 2018, Congressman Ryan cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, a legislation that supported full funding of security assistance to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding.
He is currently a cosponsor of H. Res. 246 that opposes the delegitimization of Israel and the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.
Supported the Iran nuclear deal https://timryan.house.gov/press-release/congressman-tim-ryan-announces-support-iran-nuclear-agreement
Opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2017/h11
Supports the two-state solution https://connolly.house.gov/uploadedfiles/connolly-price_two-state_solution.pdf
Cosponsored the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5141/cosponsors
Cosponsored House Resolution 246 that opposes the global BDS movement https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/246/cosponsors
Supports reentering the Iran nuclear deal https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-first-debate-booker-the-lone-democrat-to-not-call-for-reentering-iran-deal/