Rep. Ramos speaking on the House floor during session
Rep. Ramos speaking on the House floor during session
 Rep. Ramos gives sponsor testimony on HB 155, which would require Ohio BMVs to issue driver's licenses to DACA grantees
Rep. Ramos gives sponsor testimony on HB 155, which would require Ohio BMVs to issue driver's licenses to DACA grantees
 Rep. Ramos, Senator Tavares and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks call on Gov. Kasich to restore access to SNAP benefits for 134,000 low-income Ohioans
Rep. Ramos, Senator Tavares and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks call on Gov. Kasich to restore access to SNAP benefits for 134,000 low-income Ohioans
Rep. Ramos speaks at a press conference to combat the heroin epidemic in Ohio
Rep. Ramos speaks at a press conference to combat the heroin epidemic in Ohio
 Reps. Ramos and Lundy present a resolution to the Boys and Girls Club of Ohio member of the year
Reps. Ramos and Lundy present a resolution to the Boys and Girls Club of Ohio member of the year
 Rep. Ramos (center) attends "Testimony Tuesday" to rally for voter rights
Rep. Ramos (center) attends "Testimony Tuesday" to rally for voter rights
Rep. Ramos (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
Rep. Ramos (left) joins Rep. Reece and other lawmakers to speak out against HB 203, which would bring "Stand Your Ground" to Ohio.
 Rep. Ramos speaks with Reps. Driehaus and Foley during House Session
Rep. Ramos speaks with Reps. Driehaus and Foley during House Session
 Rep. Ramos speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Ramos speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Ramos attends the Women's Healthcare Hearing
Rep. Ramos attends the Women's Healthcare Hearing
 Rep. Ramos speaking at a press conference on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget
Rep. Ramos speaking at a press conference on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget
 Rep. Ramos with students of Urban League of Lorain County
Rep. Ramos with students of Urban League of Lorain County
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
 Rep. Ramos meets with constituents in his office
Rep. Ramos meets with constituents in his office
 Rep. Ramos offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Ramos offers testimony during Committee
Rep. Ramos urges the implementation of the Clean Power Plan with folks from Environment Ohio
Rep. Ramos urges the implementation of the Clean Power Plan with folks from Environment Ohio
 Rep. Ramos receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award from Melissa Cropper, President of Ohio Federation of Teachers
Rep. Ramos receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award from Melissa Cropper, President of Ohio Federation of Teachers
 Rep. Ramos speaking at a news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Ramos speaking at a news conference to push back against proposals to defund Planned Parenthood
Rep. Ramos works with Democratic colleagues on the House Floor
Rep. Ramos works with Democratic colleagues on the House Floor
 Rep. Ramos rallies for voter rights with his constituents
Rep. Ramos rallies for voter rights with his constituents
 Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ramos as Minority Assistant Whip
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ramos as Minority Assistant Whip
Rep. Ramos congratulates honoree Lorain Community College graduates at the Community College Awards Event
Rep. Ramos congratulates honoree Lorain Community College graduates at the Community College Awards Event
 Reps. Ramos, Carney and Lundy
Reps. Ramos, Carney and Lundy
 Rep. Ramos with constituents at a union event outside the Statehouse
Rep. Ramos with constituents at a union event outside the Statehouse
Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
 Assistant Minority Whip Dan Ramos and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
Assistant Minority Whip Dan Ramos and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
 Democratic Leadership Team of the 130th General Assembly (L to R): Minority Whip Ashford, Assistant Minority Leader Phillips, Assistant Minority Whip Ramos, Minority Leader Heard
Democratic Leadership Team of the 130th General Assembly (L to R): Minority Whip Ashford, Assistant Minority Leader Phillips, Assistant Minority Whip Ramos, Minority Leader Heard
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
 Rep. Ramos introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
Rep. Ramos introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
 Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
Rep. Ramos speaks to Union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Ramos speaks to Union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
 Rep. Ramos discusses the budget bill
Rep. Ramos discusses the budget bill
 Rep. Ramos speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Rep. Ramos speaks out against the Budget Bill that hurts thousands of middle class and working class Ohioans
Reps. Ramos and Antonio discuss the Budget Bill
Reps. Ramos and Antonio discuss the Budget Bill
 Rep. Ramos (left) converses with Rep. Boyd during opening session of the 131st General Assembly
Rep. Ramos (left) converses with Rep. Boyd during opening session of the 131st General Assembly
 
 

Dan Ramos was elected State Representative in 2010, taking the oath of office in January 2011.  This is his first public office.  A Lorain native of Puerto Rican descent, Ramos is a graduate of Lorain Admiral King High School and The Ohio State University.  He is the first Hispanic Representative of either caucus in either the House or Senate to serve in a leadership position.

 
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01.09.18 - With Hundreds Of School Pipes Contaminated, State Lawmakers Press For Domestic Steel

 

State Reps. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) and John Boccieri (D-Poland) today renewed their call for their legislation to mandate the use of domestic steel in schools amid state reports showing that ten percent of school drinking water fixtures had elevated levels of lead last year. The state testing of school water fountains was included in legislation that passed in the wake of the lead contamination crisis in Sebring last year. Boccieri and Ramos introduced House Bill 57 soon after the crisis to require that all schools receiving public funding use American steel in school construction and renovations.

“This problem is even more widespread that we could have imagined. Our children are being put in harm’s way by importing cheaply made foreign goods, containing dangerous chemicals.  We have to do something right away to protect our kids,” said Ramos.

State reports showed that over 1,400 out of 14,000 Ohio school drinking water fixtures contained lead levels above the federal limit. School districts recently completed their voluntary testing with funding from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC). So far, the OFCC has released $500,000 for testing and drinking fountain or faucet replacement. Approximately half of the fixtures found to be contaminated have been replaced, while the rest have been shut off or are otherwise unused.

“Any number of contaminated fixtures in our schools presenting health risks to young students means we still have a problem,” said Boccieri. “We need to do more to eliminate lead contamination and protect the safety of our kids. Requiring the use of safe, American steel in our school infrastructure is one way to start getting there.”

China’s illegal over-subsidizing of their steel industry has given it a competitive advantage in markets, but has also resulted in a cheap product that is not up to American standards. Boccieri noted there have been multiple reports of faulty Chinese steel causing health and safety risks in the U.S.

HB 57 had one hearing last year in the House Labor and Economic Development Committee. The bill has 19 cosponsors, including the Chairman of the committee where the bill is being heard. 

 
 

01.04.18 - Rep. Ramos Statement On Sessions Move To Crackdown On Legal Marijuana

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today released a statement following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to reverse an Obama-era policy that instructed federal law enforcement to take a hands off approach on the legal sale and possession of marijuana in states which approved its use.

 
 

11.03.17 - Rep. Ramos Testifies In Support Of DACA

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) testified this week in the House Federalism and Interstate Commerce Committee in support of House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 15, which would call President Trump to immediately restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Rep. Ramos introduced HCR 15 in response to the Trump administration’s September decision to end the program.

 
 

09.05.17 - Ramos Responds To Trump Administration's Recent DACA Repeal

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today voiced objections to the Trump Administration’s recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program allowed for certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to receive a work permit and a renewable two-year reprieve from deportation.

“It is unconscionable for President Trump to end the DACA program, essentially calling for the deportation of well over 800,000 children and young adults who were raised here. America is the only home they’ve ever known. The America I know isn’t a nation where we punish children for their parents’ actions.

 
 
 

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Representative Daniel Ramos
District 56
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-5141
Fax      (614) 719-3956
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Hometown : Lorain
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Not eligible to run for another term