Rep. Ramos Statement On Ohio House Cancelling Speakership Vote
Says Speaker battle limits legislators' ability to do their job
May 23, 2018
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State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today released the following statement following the Ohio House majority’s decision to cancel House session for the fourth time in a row, postponing the contentious election of the House Speaker and effectively tabling progress for any legislation indefinitely:

“The Republican Majority’s inability to choose a Leader after years of one-party rule shows an inability to govern.  What’s worse: it proves an inability to compromise for the good of the people of Ohio.

“Too many important issues like better jobs, retirement security, consumer protections and access to healthcare have been sidelined because of the dysfunction and chaos created by scandals. 

“We should be working to improve our education system, make college affordable, and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, but since the Speaker suddenly resigned, the People’s work in the legislature has come to a grinding halt. This drama limits legislators’ ability to do what we are paid to do: write and pass legislation for the betterment of the people.

“It’s time for this nonsense to stop, and for us to get back to work for Ohio.”

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