Tim Ryan on Education

Last Updated : Oct 09, 2010

Campaign Website Statements

Making college more affordable - The Ryan Amendment

The Ryan Amendment was introduced to reduce the cost of textbooks available to students on campuses across America by starting a rental program. Instead of buying a textbook, you rent it for a third of the cost. As a college student, there is absolutely nothing worse than buying a textbook for upward of $120, only to realize you can't sell it back at the end of the semester. Tuition has been increasing, and the Ryan Amendment it helping to ease that burden. The Amendment authorized up to $50,000,000 over two years to fund about 10 pilot programs across America. This money gives schools the start-up costs necessary to facilitate these programs. The Amendment passed without any objection from his peers.

 

Voting Record

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

In May of 2010 the House voted on reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act. The act passed the House 262-150. Tim Ryan voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

Tim Ryan voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

College Cost Reduction and Access Act

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act is a significant education bill dealing largely with funding for higher education. The bill removes tuition sensitivity for Pell Grants, increases the amount available for Pell grants, Funds the Upward Bound program, establishes the TEACH Grants, reduces student loan repayment rates, sets deferments based on need and establishes some partner based grants. The bill got the full support of the Democrats, but passed with the support of only about 1/4 of the Republicans. Tim Ryan voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Tim Ryan voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-112; Bill Number-H R 667; Put School Counselors Where They're Needed Act - Cosponsor

Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to implement a demonstration project providing competitive, 4-year grants to at least 10 secondary schools that have a 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate of 60% or lower, for the provision of additional school counselors and counselor resources. Expresses the sense of Congress that grantees should provide one additional counselor for every 250 students at risk. Requires the additional school counselors to serve primarily students identified as being at risk of not graduating in four years. Makes grantees that demonstrate progress in improving their graduation rates eligible for subsequent grants.

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 4870; Healthy School Meals Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to select school food authorities to participate in a pilot program evaluating the use of plant-based alternate protein products and fluid milk substitutes under the school lunch and breakfast programs. Directs the Secretary to: (1) deliver plant-based alternate protein products and fluid milk substitutes to such food authorities at no cost for the preparation of meals under the school lunch and breakfast programs; and (2) assess which of such foods would be best for more general use in the school lunch and breakfast programs, and deliver them for general use under such programs, within two years of this Acts' enactment.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 1971; Teach for America Act - Cosponsor

To provide for recruiting, selecting, training, and supporting a national teacher corps in underserved communities.

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