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March 27, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after the House passed, by a voice vote, the third coronavirus economic relief package, which will now go to the President’s desk for signature:

March 27, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06) and more than 120 colleagues in introducing a Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives that denounces the anti-Asian sentiment caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus.
March 27, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, in today announcing $1,194,822 in federal funding through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help community health centers (CHCs) across Maryland respond to the growing health demands posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, in announcing quick approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maryland related to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Such approval is necessary to assure Maryland’s eligibility for an array of emergency funding reimbursed through FEMA under the Stafford Act.
March 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Friday, March 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) will host a telephone town hall with Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) and representatives from AARP Maryland, the Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities, the Frederick County Senior Services Division, and the Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services Division.
March 25, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G.

March 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, in writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) asking for immediate approval of Governor Larry Hogan’s request for two federal medical stations in Baltimore. These units would increase Maryland’s hospital capacity by 300 beds and add approximately 1,096 ventilators, which would help mitigate the expected patient surge from the increasing number of local COVID-19 cases.
March 24, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin hosted a coronavirus telephone town hall with Carroll County Health Officer Mr. Ed Singer, Frederick County Health Officer Dr. Barbara Brookmyer, and Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles on Monday, March 23 at 6:05 p.m.  If you were unable to join the tele-town hall live, you may listen to a complete audio capture of the event here.

March 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) in introducing legislation to waive fees for Americans abroad who require evacuation assistance from the U.S. Department of State.
March 21, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna Urs calling for the safe and immediate evacuation of U.S. citizens who are still stranded in Peru, despite President Trump’s statement at a March 19 press conference that he was working with the Department of Defense to get them out of Peru.