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Tim Ryan's Public Statements on Issue: Education

Office: U.S. House (OH) - District 13, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 3, 2017 Letter to Education Secretary Besty DeVos - Honor the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Aug. 2, 2017 Congressman Tim Ryan Decries Department of Justice Efforts to Attack Affirmative Action
June 20, 2017 Congressman Tim Ryan Introduces School Nutrition Coordinator Legislation
June 10, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Student Loan Servicing Contract and Protections of Student Loan Borrowers
May 18, 2017 Representatives Tim Ryan and Susan Davis Introduce the Teacher Health and Wellness Act
May 3, 2017 Representatives Ryan, Takano, Stivers, and Brooks Introduce the 21st Century Shop Class Act
May 3, 2017 Representatives Ryan, Takano, Stivers, and Brooks Introduce the 21st Century Shop Class Act
April 3, 2017 Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) Introduce Legislation to Combat Chronic School Absenteeism
April 3, 2017 Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) Introduce Legislation to Combat Chronic School Absenteeism
March 10, 2017 Representatives Tim Ryan and Pat Tiberi Introduce the ENRICH Act
Nov. 14, 2016 Congressman Tim Ryan and Sen. Sherrod Brown Kick Off Initiative to Prepare Students for College and Career Readiness
Nov. 14, 2016 Sen. Brown and Rep. Ryan Help Launch "My Brother's Keeper" Mentoring Program in Mahoning Valley
Oct. 27, 2016 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Additional $2.4 Million Awarded to Trumbull Head Start
Sept. 13, 2016 Congressman Tim Ryan Urges State of Ohio and Community Colleges to Assist Students Impacted by ITT Technical Institutes Closure
July 8, 2016 Congressmen Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Tom Reed (R-NY) Work to Bring Engineering to American Schools
May 26, 2016 Congressman Tim Ryan Appalled By Ohio Charter School Waste
Jan. 20, 2016 Congressman Tim Ryan Continues Fight to Bring Healthy Food to American Schools
Jan. 20, 2016 Congressman Tim Ryan Continues Fight to Bring Healthy Food to American Schools
Dec. 3, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Votes in Favor of the Every Student Succeeds Act
Dec. 3, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Votes in Favor of the Every Student Succeeds Act
Dec. 2, 2015 Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 8, North American Energy Security and Infratructure Act of 2015 and Providing for Consideration of the Conference Report on S. 1177, Student Success Act
Nov. 24, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces 2015 High School App Challenge
Nov. 4, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Responds to Temporary Hold on Ohio Charter School Grant Funds
Oct. 29, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $2.4 Million Awarded to Trumbull Head Start
Oct. 21, 2015 Congressman Ryan and Senator Brown Outline Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen Charter Schools by Improving Accountability and Transparency
Oct. 8, 2015 Ohio Congressional Delegation Question Department of Education Question Oversight of Ohio Charter Schools
Oct. 7, 2015 Future Forum
Oct. 7, 2015 Future Forum
Oct. 7, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education - Accountability of State's Charter School System
Oct. 5, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education - Copy of Grant Application that Resulted in $71 Million for Ohio Charter School System
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education - Enforce Restrictions on Ohio Charter School Grant
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Commonsense Gun Legislation
Sept. 10, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement: I was honored to travel to Israel during my time in Congress and saw firsthand the constant threat the people of Israel are faced with each and every day. I will never forget standing on the borders of the country, looking out and gaining a deeper understanding of the dangers and risks that exist. Iran's nuclear capability is a matter of life and death for Israel; and for that reason, this agreement has rightly been a passionate issue for so many in the United States and across the world. It is with this understanding that I approached my decision on the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Since its announcement, I have taken the time to carefully review the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), hear from my constituents, receive classified briefings and discuss both sides of this agreement with officials and experts. This deal is not perfect and I have not arrived at my decision lightly, but after careful consideration, I believe this agreement is our best available option to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon, stringently monitor any nuclear activities with an independent, respected international agency and implement this deal with the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China as our partners. Most importantly for me, because I don't trust Iran, supporting this deal strongly positions America should Iran violate this agreement and continue to pursue a nuclear program. If we give diplomacy a chance, and Iran violates the agreement, we will have the support and backing of the international community. There is now a bright line and should Iran cross it immediate sanctions will return to their economy from all of these countries and, if needed, incur the wrath of the international community led by the United States. This approach puts us on the moral high ground and aligns us with the other large and powerful countries of the world. I am convinced that this is the smartest approach for our country. And from my position on the Defense Appropriations Committee, I stand ready to aggressively monitor Iran's compliance and make sure we are prepared to firmly and immediately respond to violations of the agreement. I am also convinced that if this agreement fails there will be no deal at all, which is why I will vote against legislative attempts to undermine this important deal. It is instructive to look at what happens should this deal fall through. America would be blamed by the world community for sinking the deal, the stiff sanctions would be removed and Iran would immediately restart its dangerous nuclear weapons program without anyone in the entire world monitoring their progress. In a matter of months America, probably acting alone, would have to take military action to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. We would have lost the moral high ground because we didn't try diplomacy and the support of the international community would wane. Not trying diplomacy puts us in a bad strategic position, moves us closer to military action and all but assures that, if necessary, we would be combating Iran with a very small coalition. I spent much of my career in Congress dealing with the mess that was created by the U.S. going alone into the Iraq war: the lives lost, the veteran suicide rate, and the trillions in national debt we accumulated and passed to our children. I do not want to make that mistake again. I want to try to make peace and only choose war as a last resort. I was pleased to see that this agreement included an extension of Iran's "breakout period," the time it would take to acquire the material necessary to construct a nuclear weapon. It is currently believed to be between two and three months, and this agreement will extend that period to one full year, allowing the United States and the international community to better respond to a potential threat. Furthermore, the JCPOA commits Iran to a stringent and comprehensive monitoring system that allows the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to monitor Iran's centrifuge facilities. The additional transparency and understanding will grant the international community access and a timely verification process regarding Iran's actions. Without a deal this process will not exist. I have close friends on both sides of the issue, and they are people of high integrity and hold a deep concern for the greater good. I have a great deal of respect for those who are concerned about this deal, but in my judgement, this agreement gives the United States and the international community the best opportunity to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. I know firsthand how important the United States' relationship with Israel is when it comes to both our nations' national security. That is why I was reassured that the JCPOA preserves the continuation of sanctions arising from Iran's non-nuclear activities, including their support of terrorist organizations and their numerous human rights abuses. We need to make sure these sanctions stay in place and others are adopted to make it even more difficult for money to get to these terrorist groups. There is no simple way to negotiate an international agreement or crack down on Iran's nuclear program. I wish it was as easy as some bloviating politicians make it seem. After many years of diplomacy from both Secretaries of State Clinton and Kerry, two presidents, and the international community, this is our best chance for an agreement. We needed the assistance and support of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia China, the United Nations, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to accomplish this historic accord. Without the increased sanctions from these nations and the international community, Iran would never have come to the negotiating table and agreed to limit their growing nuclear program, which continued to grow even under the existing sanctions. Currently, Iran has over 19,000 centrifuges, most of these came while only the U.S. had sanctions on them. It was when the international community ramped up sanctions that production ceased. It's always better for a group of friends to surround a bully. The international community understands the importance of bringing Iran to the table to help create a deal that will not only limit Iran's nuclear program but provide the transparency and verification necessary. But before we put American blood and treasure at risk, we need to give international diplomacy a chance to succeed. I am convinced that this deal is the best way forward to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, ensuring the safety of Israel, and clearing the way for future interactions between the United States and Iran. Let's put America in the smartest and best position to deal with a regime we don't trust and to bravely lead a uncertain and fearful world.
Sept. 4, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $3.5 Million to Norther Ohio Universities
Sept. 4, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $722,000 in Federal Funds to Kent Displays Inc.
Sept. 2, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Kent State University to Receive $357,000 in Federal Research Funding
July 31, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Kent State to Receive $313,000 in in Federal Research Grants
July 15, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Youngstown City Schools
July 15, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Kent State, Eastern Gateway and Stark State Receive $900,000
July 9, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act
June 24, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Opposes the Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education Appropriations Bill
June 4, 2015 Ryan Co-Sponsors Bill to Boost Salad Bars in Schools
June 3, 2015 Representatives Tim Ryan (OH-13), Sam Farr (CA-20) and Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) introduce the Salad Bar in Schools Expansion Act
May 14, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Calls for Refinancing Options as Interest Rates Drop for New Student Loans
May 13, 2015 Brown, Ryan Introduces Legislation to Give Veterans Priority College Enrollment to Complete Degrees Before Benefits Expire
May 12, 2015 Congressman Ryan and Senator Brown Introduce Legislation to Give Veterans Priority College Enrollment
April 14, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Applauds Senator Blumenthal (D-Conn) for Introducing Senate SEL Companion Legislation
March 18, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Introduces the ENRICH Act
Feb. 18, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Introduces the Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act
Feb. 10, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Introduces the Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act
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