Congressman Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan was first sworn in as a member of Congress on January 7, 2003. Now in his sixth term, Ryan has proven himself to be strong advocate for the working families of Ohio's 13th District and a dynamic leader in the House of Representatives.
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, Ryan was appointed to the powerful House Committee on Appropriations where his committee assignments included the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies ("Labor-HHS"), the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies ("Energy and Water"), and the Subcommittee on Defense, as well as the House Budget Committee.
He is also a practitioner of mindfulness and very interested in the application of wisdom in our modern world.
Congressman Ryan's book, A Mindful Nation, from Hay House, is available online and in bookstores now.