Press Releases

Ramos pleased to see taxes not part of new state budget

SACRAMENTO--Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) today issued the following statement following an initial review following release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2023-24 state budget:

Ramos named new Assembly Rules chairperson

SACRAMENTO—Speaker Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced he has appointed Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) as Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee.

California steps up efforts to stem violence against Native Americans as state prepares to enact new Feather Alert system

COARSEGOLD—Feather Alert – a public notification tool to combat an all too deadly epidemic –Missing and Murdered Indigenous People—will be available in January to help law enforcement quickly notify the public about the disproportionate number of missing Native Americans and enlist their aid for timely leads to locate victims and prosecute suspects – and today tribal leaders and others gathered to learn how the system will work and provide their input for effective implementation.

Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM: Ramos, law enforcement, health officials, family groups hold fentanyl awareness town hall

SAN BERNARDINO—Community members are invited to a fentanyl awareness town hall and Narcan training town hall on Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m. to learn more about the region’s fentanyl epidemic; participants will receive training in the use of Narcan, an overdose prevention treatment. Those undertaking the training will also receive a supply of Narcan.

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital celebrates new funding for innovative treatment model to aid region’s foster youth abuse victims

LOMA LINDA—Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital administrators, Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland), Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa) and guests today celebrated receiving $4 million in the 2022-23 state budget for a program to offer individualized physical and mental care to abused foster children in the Inland Empire. Ramos and Ochoa Bogh worked to secure the funding.

Newsom signs Ramos bill banning use of slur against Native women as name for California public lands, landmarks, geographic locations

SACRAMENTO—Gov. Newsom today signed a proposal to prohibit the use of the word “squaw” (S-word) for geographic features and place names in California by January 1, 2024. The measure, AB 2022, was introduced by Assemblymembers James C. Ramos (D-Highland), the first California Native American elected to the state legislature and Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. AB 2022 was part of a five-bill Ramos tribal package sent to Newsom and which he has approved.

Governor signs Ramos bill to remove name of controversial law school founder who hired militias to kill Northern California Native Americans

SACRAMENTO—Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed a bill allowing the University of California, Hastings College of the Law to remove the name of its notorious founder from the school’s name and specifying restorative justice measures to benefit the Yuki and Round Valley Indian people. The proposal, AB 1936, was introduced by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) and co-authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco).

Governor signs Ramos bill creating new tool to enlist public’s help in cases of missing Native American people

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed AB 1314 which would enlist public assistance when Indigenous people are missing under suspicious circumstances. The California Highway Patrol would activate the alert at the request of local law enforcement and it work much like an Amber Alert. AB 1314 was authored by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) and was one of a five-bill tribal package Ramos introduced and that Newsom has signed.