About Jim

Biography of James M. (Jim) Ramstad

James M. (Jim) Ramstad served as a Member of Congress from Minnesota from 1991 until 2009. He was a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Health and Trade Subcommittees and Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee. Ramstad also served on the House Small Business Committee and co-chaired the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus, Medical Technology Caucus, Law Enforcement Caucus and Disabilities Caucus

Congressman Ramstad was chief co-sponsor of the landmark Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Parity Act which became law in 2008. Jim was named “Legislator of the Year” by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Counselors in 1998, by the National Mental Health Association in 1999 and by the National Association of Police Organizations in 1997 and 2000.