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
 Rep. Ramos speaks to Union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
Rep. Ramos speaks to Union members rallying outside of the Statehouse
 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 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
Rep. Ramos speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
Rep. Ramos speaking at a Medicaid expansion press conference
 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 speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
Rep. Ramos speaking during Hispanic Legislative Day
 Rep. Ramos attends the Women's Healthcare Hearing
Rep. Ramos attends the Women's Healthcare Hearing
 Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
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 introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
Rep. Ramos introduces legislation to end the Death Penalty
 Assistant Minority Whip Dan Ramos and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
Assistant Minority Whip Dan Ramos and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ramos as Minority Assistant Whip
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty swears-in Rep. Ramos as Minority Assistant Whip
 Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
Rep. Ramos poses with a Lorain Community College graduate
 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
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 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 with students of Urban League of Lorain County
Rep. Ramos with students of Urban League of Lorain County
 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 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
 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, 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
 
 

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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05.17.17 - Ramos: GOP Packs Workers' Comp Budget With Attacks On Workers

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today voted “no” on the Republican-led charge to restrict workers’ access to healthcare and benefits through the state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) budget bill, House Bill 27. The bill passed the House Insurance Committee and the House Finance Committee on a party-line vote Tuesday. 

GOP lawmakers undertook a significant rewrite of what is typically a noncontroversial budget bill to include benefit restrictions on firefighters with cancer, a loophole for big corporations who hire undocumented workers, and a legal nod to the state’s largest failing online charter school and GOP campaign fundraiser, ECOT. 

New restrictions also halve the amount of time workers currently have to file a claim, something Democrats say could economically destabilizes thousands of Ohio families. 

“If the workplace is unsafe for one employee, regardless of status or documentation, it’s unsafe for all employees. It’s unsafe, period. We cannot allow unscrupulous employers to hire people knowing they can cut corners by not paying worker protection premiums for undocumented workers, effectively refusing to take responsibility should those workers suffer an injury on the job,” said Ramos. “In addition, I am concerned that this bill exacerbates the condition that makes all Latinos – regardless of documentation – feel as though they can’t turn to the authorities if they’ve been wronged, whether that wrong is a workplace injury or the drug dealer down the street.” 

 
 

05.02.17 - Ramos: Ohio House Pushes Unfinished, Unbalanced State Budget Off On Senate

 

Before new state economic indicators come out Thursday, the Ohio House today passed a version of the state’s two-year budget, House Bill (HB) 49, that remains hundreds of millions of dollars out of balance, if not more. The vote comes a little more than two weeks after Gov. Kasich and GOP legislative leaders announced they would need to cut close to $1 billion from the bill to maintain a stable, balanced budget. Still, the final version of House Bill 49 approved largely along party lines today fell over $400 million short of being a balanced budget bill by that standard. 

Democratic members argued that passing an unbalanced budget not only violated their constitutional oath, but was fiscally irresponsible and would jeopardize Ohio’s already weak economy.

“I worry that the budget we voted on today is an illusion. Republican leaders promised to cut $800 million to balance the state budget, but failed to make the tough decisions necessary and instead kicked the can down the road to the Senate,” said Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain). “What is not an illusion are the results of six years of GOP tax-shifting in Lorain, where we are losing jobs and workers are earning below-average wages. We need a real, balanced budget that invests in the middle class and moves Ohio away from the verge of a recession, not more broken promises.”   

 
 

04.05.17 - Ramos: With Ohio "on The Verge Of Recession" Kasich Fails To Address Real State Of The State

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) tonight expressed disappointment in Gov. Kasich’s state of the state address, saying the governor failed to provide 11 million Ohioans an explanation on why the state is on “the verge of a recession” after six years under his leadership. The lawmaker also noted that the governor’s budget failed to adequately address the real state of the economy, education, healthcare and recent drastic state cuts to communities in Ohio.

“Once again, the governor and majority party are saying one thing while proposing something else,” said Ramos. “He can’t say college is unaffordable while not talking about increasing need based aid. He can't say we're not preparing our kids while not providing basic support for public schools. And he certainly can’t talk about the heroin epidemic without seriously funding treatment for addicted people in their communities when they need it. We don’t need a list of problems, we need real solutions that we have yet to see on these important issues.”

 
 

03.30.17 - Ramos: Advanced Energy Standards Repeal Threatens Jobs, Growth, Stability

 

State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today criticized the passage of House Bill (HB) 114, saying legislation that changes the state’s advanced energy standards to unenforceable “goals” will harm consumers and jeopardize thousands of manufacturing and development jobs in Ohio’s advanced energy industry and other industries that increasingly want and rely on advanced energy sources. 

“Ohio’s strength has always come from building what the world wants – from cars, to ships, to steel. Now, the world also wants alternative energy technologies, and I want them to be built here in Ohio, by Ohioans,” said Ramos. “Unfortunately, the passage of this bill makes that a whole lot less likely. Policies that are good for the planet are in fact good for job growth. Ignoring that reality hurts Ohio’s economy, health and future.” 

 
 
 

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Representative Daniel Ramos
District 56
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
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Hometown : Lorain
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Not eligible to run for another term