State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today was named Ranking Member on the Finance and Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, the House Minority’s highest ranking official on the legislative panel.

“I am honored to be re-appointed to the Higher Education subcommittee,” Rep. Ramos said. “I greatly enjoyed working as ranking member during the last general assembly, and hope that we can work to make higher education more affordable, accessible and effective. Higher education has the ability to have a huge impact on our state, and it is a privilege to serve the people of Lorain County as well as all Ohio citizens by serving on this committee. I’m looking forward to beginning work on issues related to higher education.”

The House of Representatives has 19 standing committees. House Republicans have slightly altered the committee structure for the 131st General Assembly, splitting state and local government into two separate committees and adding the Community and Family Advancement Committee.

House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) announced today’s placements saying, "With this committee leadership in place, we have the right people in the right positions to take on the important issues facing Ohioans. These members have a strong, diverse and focused mix of talents and abilities that will contribute to a higher quality of life for everyday Ohioans. We are in a stronger position to make sure that all Ohioans can feel the promise and opportunity of our state.” 

Committee meetings are open to the public and held any time before or after House floor sessions. The full membership of committees will be announced at a later date.

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