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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Representing the 8th District of Maryland

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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.
September 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) have announced $653,805 in federal funding for the Maryland State Highway Administration to reimburse repair work to fix damages to roads caused by the heavy rains and catastrophic flooding that hit parts of Frederick and Washington Counties in May and June 2018.
September 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in introducing legislation to prohibit the relocation of any federal department or agency headquarters outside of the National Capital Region (NCR) without congressional approval.
September 11, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen John Sarbanes, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announce the recent award of $50,000 for Montgomery County’s Volunteer Center through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for volunteering and service programs.
September 5, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressmen Jamie Raskin, Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone, along with U.S Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-MD), are calling on Senate and House appropriators to follow the recommendations laid out in a recent study by the National Academy of Sciences that calls for $1.3 billion -- $700 million urgently – to upgrade older facilities at the National Institutes of Health Bethesda campus.
September 4, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced the Pentagon will cancel $3.6 billion of military construction funding for 127 projects, including $66.5 million for three projects in Maryland, to instead pay for President Trump’s border wall:
August 23, 2019 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) led a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue opposing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to dramatically reduce the federal buyouts offered to Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) employees who have opted against relocating to the Kansas City Region.