Ryan’s appropriations post should help Mahoning Valley get federal dollars
YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Niles, said his return to the powerful House Appropriations Committee, should help the Mahoning Valley obtain federal dollars for important economic development programs in the area.
Also, Ryan said having a seat on the committee “will have some impact” on a potential 2014 gubernatorial bid, making it less likely he’d run for that position.
“I haven’t ruled anything out,” he said today.ss
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