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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and senior Committee Member Jamie Raskin led all Committee Democrats in sending a letter to the Major Cities Chiefs Association requesting help with identifying and preventing the ongoing threat of additional violent attacks in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere over the coming days.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced that the Maryland Department of Health will receive $402,607,440 in federal funding to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution, contact tracing, and testing capacity.
January 4, 2021 Press Release
TAKOMA PARK, M.D. – Congressman Jamie Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin today released the following statement about their son Thomas (Tommy) Bloom Raskin: “On January 30, 1995, Thomas Bloom Raskin was born to ecstatic parents who saw him enter the world like a blue-eyed cherub, a little angel. Tommy grew up as a strikingly beautiful curly-haired madcap boy beaming with laughter and charm, making mischief, kicking the soccer ball in the goal, acting out scenes from To Kill A Mockingbird with his little sister in his father’s constitutional law class, teaching other children the names of all the Justices on the Supreme Court, hugging strangers on the street, teaching our dogs foreign languages, running up and down the aisle on airplanes giving people high fives, playing jazz piano like a blues great from Bourbon Street, and at 12 writing a detailed brief to his mother explaining why he should not have to do a Bar Mitzvah and citing Due Process liberty interests (appeal rejected).
January 2, 2021 Press Release
TAKOMA PARK, M.D. –The Raskin family today announced the launch of the Tommy Raskin Memorial Fund for People and Animals, through the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The Fund will distribute money on a semiannual basis to causes and charities championed and advanced by Tommy Raskin, such as Oxfam, Give Directly, the Helen Keller Institute, and Animal Outlook. The Fund has been launched with an initial contribution of $50,000.
December 31, 2020 Press Release
TAKOMA PARK, M.D. – With profound sorrow, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Sarah Bloom Raskin today announced the loss of their son Thomas (Tommy) Bloom Raskin, 25, who was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College.
December 30, 2020 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – This year, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) launched a weekly video series featuring Marylanders across the 8th District who are acting creatively and bravely to help others through the coronavirus crisis. Today, he honors the 40 constituents that he recognized as 2020 Local Heroes over the course of the year. He is also proud to announce the Local Hero of the Year: everyone in the 8th District and beyond for their exemplary resilience and solidarity in a challenging year.
December 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen David Trone, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.), applauded the inclusion of the FAFSA Fairness Act of 2019 (S. 416) in the end-of-year spending bill recently passed by Congress.
December 11, 2020 Press Release
ROCKVILLE, M.D. – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the winners of his 2020 Congressional App Challenge: teammates Kevin Xu, a Senior at Montgomery Blair High School, and Leon Si, a Junior at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute Ontario. Their winning submission, Tabulo, is a free virtual whiteboard app that can dramatically improve the virtual learning experience for teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tabulo connects a mobile device to a computer and turns it into an enhanced drawing pad: whatever you draw or write on your phone is synchronized with the computer in real-time.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin led a virtual Maryland congressional delegation meeting Thursday with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris MD, Anthony Brown, David Trone and representatives of Jamie Raskin to discuss the latest information on the availability of and plans to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine across Maryland. Briefing the lawmakers on allocation and distribution plans for Marylanders were Dennis Schrader, Maryland Acting Health Secretary, and Dr. Jinlene Chan, Acting Deputy Secretary for Public Health Service, Maryland Department Health (MDH).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced an additional $2,655,327 in emergency federal funding to help Mercy Health Services continue to care for COVID-19 patients and effectively fight the virus.