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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan officially announced minutes ago that he will not challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in the 2016 election.
Ryan’s decision, announced in an email distributed a short while ago, comes after “much thought and deliberation,” he said. The announcement comes amid rising speculation that Ryan’s friend and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland will seek the Democratic nomination for the seat. Strickland has said he will announce his decision by the end of February.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner yesterday reintroduced the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.
The legislation provides for a “robust response to the twin epidemics of opioid and heroin addiction” that encompasses prevention, law enforcement strategies and the expansion of evidence-based treatment, according to a news release from Ryan’s office. Ryan is co-chairman of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, a member of the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives, was appointed to the President’s Export Council by Speaker John Boehner.
The council serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade, according to its website. It advises the president on government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance; promotes export expansion; and provides a forum for discussing and resolving trade-related problems among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor and government sectors.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, Ohio, says if programs devoted to improving the social and emotional learning skills of children are having an impact on students in the Mahoning Valley, why not make similar programs available to the rest of the country?
"This is happening in our own backyard," Ryan told reporters on a conference call Wednesday to discuss the Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Act, legislation that would enable such programs to become eligible for federal funding. "If we can do it in our schools, then this can be done anywhere."
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber praised Ohio’s two U.S. senators for their efforts to get funds for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in President Barack Obama’s recently outlined budget.
The White House budget, unveiled last week, includes $9.4 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station indoor firing range. In December, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, urged the U.S. Air Force to provide funding for the base.