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Ryan replaces Murtha on powerful defense subcommittee

Published: Wed, May 12, 2010 @ 11:42 p.m.


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-17th, has been tapped to replace the late John Murtha of Pennsylvania on the powerful Defense Appropriations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Department of Defense, the Departments of Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, the Office of Secretary of Defense, certain defense agencies, the Central Intelligence Agency and intelligence community staff.

'We're excited,' Ryan told The Vindicator Wednesday. 'We're moving between $500 billion and $600 billion a year in spending. Billions of dollars of federal spending we can steer back to the communities.'

'It's just so massive,' he continued.

His appointment will have implications for the universities and the business incubators, he said, and for contractors and suppliers in the area. Ravenna Arsenal, Lockheed Martin, Goodyear and General Motors could benefit, and that would boost the region's economy, Ryan said.

'This appointment is a huge win for the 17th District,' Ryan said. 'The defense budget is the largest of all the budgets in the United States government.

'Having the opportunity to steer federal defense dollars to our district will accelerate the economic progress of our region and further promote the Tech Belt initiative,' he said. 'I will make sure everyone doing business with the Pentagon knows what a great place Northeast Ohio is to do business.'

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1walter_sobchak(2628 comments)posted 6 years ago

Appears that the powers in DC heard that Little Timmy Ryan has opposition in this years election by a person known as James Traficant. They correctly realize that Jimbo can still sway some voters. It's good news for Timmy but it won't mean much to the valley. The democrats know that they can take our vote for granted.

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2Pierside12(9 comments)posted 6 years ago

I wonder what experience he brings to a committee that is so important to our military men and women?
At least Murtha was a veteran and knew SOMETHING about the problems they face in combat and performing their mission. Sounds like a purely political appointment. What a shame.

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3Bigben(1996 comments)posted 6 years ago

You folks are thinking .Walter I think your on to something.The globalists don't like Jimmy T he told them he didn't like our soldiers boots being made in China ,wanted troops on the border with Mexico which we had until WWII ect.Congress wants someone they can control .

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4cambridge(3968 comments)posted 6 years ago

The Moaning Valley.

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5Bigben(1996 comments)posted 6 years ago


"All appointments are political ..." - - -Does it make sense to put Tim in this position with his experience relative to the task ?

As far as trafficant is concerned I'm not a fan of all he has done.However,he did tell the truth in Congress about Free Trade deals that were screwing the country and our area as previously stated.

The Center downtown -I'm asking did Trafficant have anything to do with that in its early stages?I don't think hardly anyone has done a lot for our area.

Have you seen or are you aware of the battle that Ron Paul has been waging to audit the Fed?The IRS is the collection agency for the FED Reserve .I don't think that is a joke.If you knew something of Constutional law you wouldn't think it is a joke either.Congress should be coining our money not a private bank charging us interest on their paper backed by nothing.Is that funny to you too?If it is then I won't waste my time .If you would like to learn I be happy to inform you.

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"Senate unanimously approves measure to audit the Fed
Bill would have Fed disclose names of bank recipients of emergency loans"

This is a one time deal.More should be done , they make money out of thin air backed by nothing .Google and learn.

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