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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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January 10, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and 18 colleagues in sending a bicameral letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the EPA to clarify its position on the enforcement of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution reduction targets.
December 19, 2019 Press Release
(ROCKVILLE, M.D.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the winner of his 2019 Congressional App Challenge: a team of Montgomery Blair High School students, Matthew Castertano, Andrew Healey, and Aaron Chyatte, who won for their submission, “Search Party.”
December 19, 2019 Press Release
​(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Maryland’s full Congressional delegation is calling on the incoming Maryland Secretary of Transportation to provide the public with more details on widening I-270, widening the Beltway, and replacing the American Legion Bridge, “all of which are of great significance to our region with long-lasting effects.
December 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (D-Md.) today announced the award of $120,000,000 for Maryland’s Purple Line project through the U.S. Department of Transportation Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grants.
December 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Following a Maryland congressional delegation meeting with Maryland Secretary of Transportation Pete K. Rahn, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone released the following joint statement in response to the news that Maryland officials and CSX have identified additional funding to expand the Howard Street Tunnel:
December 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (VA-11), and Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), David Trone (MD-06), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) sent a letter to the Chairs of the Armed Services Committees, who are leading the conference committee working to reconcile the House- and Senate-passed versions of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
November 26, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today applauded the recent award of more than $265,000 to the Carroll County Department of Housing & Community Development through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program.
November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin joined Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) in writing to Defense Secretary Mark Esper to raise serious objections to any proposed cuts to the budget of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Based in Bethesda, Md., USU is a part of the military academy system and is the only medical and nursing school in the country that is dedicated to military and combat medicine.
November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement on the 29th day of the ongoing Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689 strike in Virginia:
November 21, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all-Md.) today announced $11,040,000 of federal funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for Metrobus system improvements from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5339).