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March 25, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22), Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL), and Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and 44 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter urging the Department of Justice to review whether a criminal defendant received a "trial penalty" as the President considers clemency petitions.
March 11, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security seeking information on its plan for preventing and responding to a potential outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) migrant detention facilities and in the broader immigrant community.
March 9, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) cosponsored a Resolution introduced by House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) to remove a bust of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney from public display in the U.S. Capitol and replace it with a bust of Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall.
March 4, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Mark Meadows’ (NC-11) bipartisan House Resolution 512 today passed out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and is gaining bipartisan momentum in Congress. More than 40 House Members have cosponsored H. Res. 512, calling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws.
February 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the historic Emmett Till Antilynching Act (H.R. 35) by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 410–4. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush (IL-01) and has 148 cosponsors, including Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08).
February 26, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)--Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Elaine Luria (VA-02) and 21 additional Members in sending a letter to the White House demanding that it deny TruNews press credentials and access to Administration officials.
February 24, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent letters to officials in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas seeking information about their compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) through the annual Medicaid renewal process.
February 20, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) —Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Judy Chu, the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), sent letters to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeking information related to news reports that these institutions are targeting Chinese-American scientists as potential spies.
February 19, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) about the use of eminent domain in the construction of natural gas pipelines. FERC routinely grants pipeline companies a “certificate of public convenience and necessity,” allowing them to take possession of private land under the right of eminent domain.
February 12, 2020 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requesting documents and information on the FBI’s plan to improve its process for collecting and reporting hate crimes statistics.