Experience: House: District 6, 2015-Present
Home State: Pennsylvania
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $1,956,679Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Ryan A. Costello
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Christine; 1 Child: Ryan
    Home City: West Chester, PA


    JD, Law, Villanova University School of Law, 2002
    BA, Political Science, Ursinus College, 1999

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 6, 2014-present
    Former Member, Board of Commissioners, Chester County
    Member, Board of Supervisors, East Vincent Township
    Former Recorder of Deeds, Chester County
    Chair, Board of Commissioners, Chester County, 2013

Current Legislative Committees

    Subcommittee on Aviation, Member
    Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Member
    Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Member
    Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Member
    Transportation and Infrastructure, Member
    Veterans' Affairs, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Animal Protection Caucus, present
    Member, Autism Caucus, present
    Member, Career Technical Education Caucus, present
    Member, Caucus on Addiction, Treatment and Recovery, present
    Member, Caucus on the Deadliest Counties, present
    Member, Cement Caucus, present
    Member, Childhood Cancer Caucus, present
    Member, Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, present
    Member, Diabetes Caucus, present
    Member, Emergency Medical Services Caucus, present
    Member, Friends of Ireland Caucus, present
    Member, Gaming Caucus, present
    Member, German-American Caucus, present
    Member, Hearing Health Caucus, present
    Member, Historic Preservation Caucus, present
    Member, Human Trafficking Caucus, present
    Member, International Religious Freedom Caucus, present
    Member, Israel Allies Caucus, present
    Member, Italian-American Congressional Delegation, present
    Member, Kidney Caucus, present
    Member, Mitochondrial Disease Caucus, present
    Member, National Guard and Reserve Caucus, present
    Member, Nursing Caucus, present
    Member, Rare Disease Caucus, present
    Member, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Caucus, present
    Member, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Caucus, present
    Member, Small Brewers Caucus, present
    Member, Steel Caucus, present
    Member, Submarine Caucus, present
    Member, Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, present
    Member, Ukrainian Caucus, present
    Member, Veterans Jobs Caucus, present

Professional Experience

    Land Use and Real Estate Attorney, O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, Professional Corporation, 2002-present

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Volunteer, Chester County Open Space Advisory Council
    Former Member, Executive Board, Chester County Association of Township Officials
    Former Member, Northern Federation of Chester County Municipalities
    Member, Phoenixville Main Street Community Development Corporation
    Former Member, Phoenixville Regional Planning Commission
    Pro Bono Solicitor, Pottstown Police Athletic League
    Member, Schuylkill River Heritage Center

Additional Information


    Rising Star, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

No Opinion
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

No Opinion
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Oppose
6. Vouchers for school choice

No Opinion
7. Make voter registration easier

No Opinion
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

Strongly Support
11. Support & expand free trade

No Opinion
12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

No Opinion
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

17. Keep God in the public sphere

No Opinion
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

No Opinion
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

No Opinion
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Oppose
Total: 11
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
05/11/2017 H.R.2409 To allow servicemembers to terminate their cable, satellite television, and Internet access service contracts while deployed. 05/11/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  (All Actions)
04/28/2017 H.R.2118 Medical Device Servicing Safety and Accountability Act 04/28/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
04/07/2017 H.R.2009 Fostering Innovation in Medical Imaging Act of 2017 04/07/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/04/2017 H.R.27 Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act 01/04/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  (All Actions)
09/19/2016 H.R.5814 Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act 09/19/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.  (All Actions)
09/19/2016 H.R.5663 Four C's for Careers Act 09/19/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.  (All Actions)
06/22/2016 H.R.3936 Veteran Engagement Teams Act 06/22/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  (All Actions)
06/09/2016 H.R.5190 State Outreach for Local Veterans Employment Act of 2016 06/09/2016 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.  (All Actions)
05/19/2015 H.R.1038 Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act 05/19/2015 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  (All Actions)
05/14/2015 H.R.1067 U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Reform Act 05/14/2015 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .  (All Actions)
02/20/2015 H.Res.112 Supporting the goals and ideals of the Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights. 02/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
Total: 477
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/12/2017 H.R.2873 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 207 Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, as the "Staff Sergeant Peter Taub Post Office Building".
05/22/2017 H.R.1973 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017
05/22/2017 H.R.1545 VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017
05/22/2017 H.R.695 Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017
05/19/2017 H.R.2288 Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017
05/19/2017 H.R.1725 Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017
05/19/2017 H.R.1329 Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.R.1677 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017
05/17/2017 H.R.2353 Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
05/17/2017 H.R.1616 Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 Passed Yea
05/17/2017 H.R.1162 No Hero Left Untreated Act
05/17/2017 H.R.1005 To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.
05/17/2017 H.R.91 Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act
05/16/2017 H.R.2465 Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017
05/16/2017 H.R.2452 Deborah Sampson Act
05/16/2017 H.Res.327 Recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States.
05/05/2017 H.R.2285 School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act
05/05/2017 H.R.2267 Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2017
05/03/2017 H.R.2317 United States Coast Guard Commemorative Coin Act of 2017
05/03/2017 H.R.2311 Express Appeals Act
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