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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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November 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Reps. Lori Trahan (D-MA) and David McKinley (R-WV) and a bipartisan coalition of 103 House Members in opposing Major League Baseball's (MLB) plan to eliminate 42 Minor League teams.
October 30, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $484,541 in federal funding for the Interfaith Housing Alliance in Frederick, Md.
October 24, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and more than 30 Members of Congress in sending a bicameral letter urging the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to block any funding for the relocation of two Department of Agriculture (USDA) research agencies--the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)--in the final Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills.
October 23, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, led by Senator Ben Cardin and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, hosted senior officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Maryland on Tuesday for a wide-ranging conversation about the Chesapeake Bay. Attendees included Cardin, Hoyer, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes and Jamie Raskin.
October 17, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, released the following statement on the passing of his Maryland colleague and Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (MD-07):
October 1, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $273,670 in federal funds through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1 will use the funding to improve recruitment of new firefighters and retention of existing members.
September 19, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) is one of the 52 original members of this bipartisan and bicameral coalition, which is co-chaired by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).
September 19, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $5,585,000 in federal funds for Western Maryland through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.
September 17, 2019 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to reconsider a recently proposed change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would hurt Maryland families. Under the proposed rule, an estimated 50,000 Marylanders could lose their SNAP benefits.

September 16, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Representative Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (all D-Md.) announced $760,875 in federal funding for volunteer fire departments in Montgomery County.