A Northeast Ohio congressman is reportedly close to announcing his candidacy for president. 

According to Henry J.Gomez of BuzzFeed, Rep. Tim Ryan is expected to announce his bid for the White House sometime this week. 

Gomez reports that Ryan is scheduled to appear on ABC's The View on Thursday and is planning a rally in Youngstown on Saturday. 

Bill Padisak, president of the Mahoning-Trumbull AFL-CIO, told Gomez,“I believe he (Ryan) is going to announce his candidacy for the presidency.”

The 45-year-old Ryan has served in the House of Representatives since 2003. He made national news in 2016 when he ran against Nancy Pelosi for House Minority Leader.